• Rupert Millar - Source: www.thedrinksbusiness.com

Thieves steal €500k of fine wine from famous Paris restaurant

A gang of thieves have reportedly stolen hundreds of thousands of euros worth of fine wine from a famous restaurant in Paris, the latest audacious wine heist in the French capital.

The robbery at the Michelin-starred Maison Rostang in the 17th district was discovered on Monday with around 150 bottles worth an estimated €400,000-600,000 having been taken.

According to various media reports, a narrow opening just 50cm across was discovered in the cellar wall through which the thieves are thought to have gained access.

The cellar is currently being renovated but is known to have contained labels from some of the greatest domaines in France, including Petrus and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

What exactly has been taken has not been revealed so far but any one bottle of Bordeaux or Burgundy's top-most estates can fetch many thousands of euros.

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