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A Bidder Paid $350,000 for a Bottle of Wine at Emeril’s Fundraiser

It shattered records it was so expensive

Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Coca-Cola - The Lobster Place presents Oyster Bash sponsored by Negra Modelo hosted by Emeril Lagassepart of LOCAL presented by Delta Air Lines Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Carnival du Vin, the high dollar dinner ($1000 a plate kind of high dollar) that takes place annually the day after Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer, shattered the world record for the most expensive bottle of wine sold at an auction ($350,000 kind of expensive) this weekend, according to a press release. Another bottle went for $50,000.

The $350,000 bottle was a “rare” bottle of 2015 The Setting Wines Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Eater has reached out to a sommelier about this bottle’s significance.

Five thousand people attended the Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s sold-out Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer the night before in Champions Square with boudin-themed dishes from 60 chefs and plenty of beer and bourbon to wash it all down.

All in all, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation raised $3.5 million dollars this past weekend for children’s charities.


Emeril Lagasse Foundation [website]

Photos from Carnival du Vin [NOLA.COM]