Auction of dull Madoff wine. No class, reflects owner

on 11/05/11 at 9:35 am

Booze News

Cache of Madoff mini-bottles Source: Morrell & Co. via Bloomberg

Bernard L. Madoff saved mini-bar miniatures and showed little interest in finer wines.

“He was clearly not a connoisseur, or a serious wine collector,” said Kimberly Janis, director at Morrell & Co. Fine Wine Auctions, which will offer for sale 58 lots from Madoff’s booze collection on May 18.

One lot is a selection of 2-ounce bottles of Smirnoff vodka, Bombay Gin and Grand Marnier liqueur. The estimate: $10 to $20.

“That’s hilarious actually,” Janis said. “Who knew that’s what he’d collected?”

{Full story via Bloomberg}

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