Osama bin Laden's capture is reason enough to uncork rare wine
Ted Balestreri, co-owner of the Sardine Factory restaurant in Monterey, Calif., used to say he’d never uncork his 141-year-old bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, estimated to be worth about $10,000. Last New Year’s Eve, while dining with a group of friends that included then-CIA director Leon Panetta, Balestreri said he jokingly made a bet: “I told Leon that if he captured Osama bin Laden, I’d open that bottle,” Balestreri said. Panetta took that bet. A few ...
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