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Sir Alex Ferguson's wine collection sells at auction for £2.2 million

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 26, 2014

Manchester United fans in Asia dug deep to buy Ferguson's wine cellar

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Part of the wine collection of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been sold for more than £2.2 million at auction.

The wines were offered at a sale in Hong Kong in the first of three auctions and fetched a sale total of £2,269,065.

A total of 257 lots were offered and 229 lots were sold, Christie's said. The auction house was not able to confirm the total number of bottles sold.

The top lot was one Methuselah – equivalent to eight bottles – of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Vintage 1997 which realised £94,815.

The top ten lots were bought by private Asian buyers, Christie's said.

Further sales will take place in London on June 5 and online from June 9 to 23.

Before this sale they were expected to raise a total of more than £3 million - but that was before the first sale raised well over half that.

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  • StanStill  |  May 26 2014, 7:10PM

    Thats why he has such a Bacon Face and Red Nose, too much alcohol. His speech is always slurred.