Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Nose that Knows

Ilja Gort, the Dutch owner of Chateau de la Garde in Bordeaux, producer of Tulipe Wines has a nose worth knowing. He claims it can distinguish millions of different scents and is essential to guaranteeing the quality of his wines. He has thus had it insured by Lloyd’s of London for 5 million Euros (US$8million). Lloyd’s also insures the taste buds of restaurateur, Egon Ronay and the guitar-playing fingers of Rolling Stone, Keith Richards.

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