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    Christie’s will offer stock from the private cellar of Chris de Burgh at a wine sale in London on March 24.  Apparently the ladies in the life of the Irish singer songwriter, who had a worldwide hit with Lady in Red, no longer like reds. The ladies in question are his wife Diane and his daughter, the former 2003 Miss World Rosanna Davison.

    The sale comprises  320 bottles and 84 magnums of wine, principally red, and is estimated to make around £200,000. It follows the auction of 746 lots from Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s private wine collection at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong during January, which raised a total of US$5.6m.
    The sale features a variety of rare wines from his home in Ireland where they were carefully stored in a specially constructed temperature controlled wine room and purpose built cabinets.
    Chris de Burgh’s long love affair with wine began whilst wine waiting at his parents’ castle hotel in South East Ireland as a teenager – a guest asked him to try the bottle of Château d’Yquem he’d ordered, and the special moment has stayed with him to this day. However, due to an intense touring and recording schedule, it was not until the early 1980s that he was able to find the time to start seriously collecting wine himself.
    The highest value lot in the sale is a vertical collection of 62 magnums of Château Mouton-Rothschild, vintages 1945-2005 (estimate: £70,000-90,000)

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