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Château Petrus

Leading Indicator?

Charles Kolb | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Charles Kolb

In 1979, as a law clerk to a Federal district court judge in Baltimore, I earned a whopping annual salary of $17,500. For a newly minted law-school graduate, the compensation was well below the starting salary at major law firms, but I was nonetheless able to live reasonably well and, memorably, launched a wine collection that year by purchasing a bottle of 1973 Chateau Petrus.

Want a Scotch That's Been Aging Since Ike Was President? Glenfiddich Has It - But It'll Cost You

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tony Sachs

As with most luxury goods, the super-premium spirits market took a hit from the global recession. Which makes the timing less than ideal for the debut of a new 50-year-old single malt.