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The Strangest, Most Expensive Wine Bottle In The World Is Australian

It may look like a nuclear warhead or part of an exotic anti-matter weapon, but it’s actually a bottle of wine — a glass and metal cone containing 750mL of the most expensive wine in the world sold directly from a winery.

Made by Australian vineyard Penfolds, its name is 2004 Block 42, and each bottle costs a brain spinning $US168,000.

Why is it so expensive? First: there are only 12 bottles of this liquid. Then, it is made from the grapes of a single Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, which Penfolds claims has the oldest continuously producing vines in the world. And finally: because they know there are 12 suckers that will buy it. [Penfolds via Wired]