Monday, March 6, 2023

Spanish wine thieves corked for 54 months

Included in the haul was a 217-year-old bottle of Château d’Yquem worth €350k.
A court in Spain has sentenced two people to 54 months in prison after the theft of €1.6m worth of wine from a high-end restaurant in a heist that made headlines around the world. Owners of Atrio hotel and restaurant in the city of Cáceres sounded the alarm after discovering 45 bottles of wine missing.
Nine months later, a former Mexican beauty pageant contestant and a Romanian-Dutch man were arrested in Croatia. The wines are gone. Priscila Lara Guevara and Constantín Dumitru were sentenced to four and a half years in prison.