Danish prince's French wine fetches Beijing fortune

23rd June 2011, Comments 0 comments

A magnum of wine from a French vineyard owned by Denmark's Prince Consort Henrik has been sold in Beijing for one million yuan (110,000 euros, 155,000 dollars), the vineyard said Thursday.

Guillaume Bardin, director of the Chateau de Cayx vineyard in southwest France, said the magnum was sold in the Chinese capital on Wednesday "during a charity auction to benefit an association that cares for the disabled".

The buyer was identified as Liu Kejing, the event's organiser, who as director general of Dynasty Winery oversees one of China's biggest wine producers.

Normally 1.5 litres (nearly 60 imperial or 50 US ounces) in capacity, a magnum is double the size of a standard bottle of wine.

Henrik, 77, a native of southwest France, is the husband of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe II.

© 2011 AFP

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