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The world's most expensive wine bottle

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Despite housing some of the most expensive liquid known to man, wine bottles are traditionally rather repetitive objects.

Hoping to bring some much-needed class to the table, Australian wine producer Penfolds have created the "2004 Block 42," aka the most expensive wine bottle in the world.

Each bottle of the red stuff (Cabernet Sauvignon to be particular) is enclosed in a glass ampoule and costs $168,000 (£107,152) a piece. While that price might seem steep (that's because it really is), there is another rather appealing reason to buy one.

When you decide to open your very pricey bottle of red, you get your very own opening ceremony. A senior member of the Penfolds wine-making team will travel to your town, open the damn thing and then prepare it for you to drink.

There are only 12 bottles available, just to make you feel special, and each one contains a wine made from grapes that all originate from the same rare vineyard. We recommend sipping very slowly.

Tempted?

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