A bottle of Petrus 2000 launched into space and aged aboard the Internation Space Station for 14 months is being auctioned off by Christie's. Given the extensive aging process, the space-aged chateau-style wine has a complex taste with marked differences from the version aged on Earth. The Petrus 2000's auction price starts at approximately $1 million.
Besides the bottle of wine itself, the sale of the Petrus 2000 will come with an ornate, mechanized storage vault made by Les Ateliers Victor as well as a set of wine glasses, a decanter, and a corkscrew made from a meteorite. Proceeds from the sale of the Petrus 2000 will go toward supporting future WISE space missions dedicated to developing agriculture beyond Earth.
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