NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- Wine experts insist that even the rarest vintages are meant to be drunk. Collectors who ignore that advice could end up with six-figure vinegar if they choose poorly.Wine collection can be a tough, unforgiving process if you're in it for value and not for the wine itself. Great wines that survive frost, drought and Nazi occupation such as the 1945 Chateau Mouton Rothschild can sell for as much as $57,500 a bottle, as a case did at Christie's six years ago. Then again, an $85 1991 Pinot Noir that just happened to be bottled during a warm vintage can taste absolutely repugnant if a buyer lets it sit for nine years.
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