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Fergie’s £3m wine collection on sale

FERGIE-BOOKLONDON, April 16- Legendary former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is to auction off part of his wine collection worth an estimated £3 million ($5 million, 3.6 million euros), Christie’s announced on Wednesday.

The collection of around 5,000 bottles contains many fine and rare wines including Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Burgundies and Finest First Growth Bordeaux ranging from the 1986 to 2011 vintages.

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is currently hot property, according to Christie’s.

“It’s the wine of the moment in terms of demand,” said David Elswood. “So hopefully that’s going to draw the attention of not just Alex Ferguson fans but wine fans too.”

The collection of Britain’s most succesful manager of all time will be sold in three auctions: Hong Kong on May 24, London on June 5 and an online sale running from June 9 to 23.

Alongside the wines, the London-based auction house will also be offering pieces of signed footballing memorabilia.

Ferguson retired last year after guiding Manchester United through its most succesful period, winning 2 European Cups, 12 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, the Inter-Continental Cup and the FIFA World Club Cup.

The fiery Scot took up the hobby as a distraction from the pressures of managing one of the world’s largest clubs, becoming a collector following a visit to France in 1991.

“Taking an interest in wine allowed me to have an interest outside the game,” he explained.

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“You have to have outside interests to distract you from the intensity and the pressure you come under as a football manager.

“And all of a sudden, two or three years ago, when I’m going through the portfolio, we realise this has got to be an amazing amount of wine. I retired last year, and I thought this was a good time to sell it.”

It became traditional throughout his career to offer opposing managers a glass of one of his vintages, and he often received bottles in exchange.

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  1. Patawele

    July 21, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Very Inspiring young girl. God will make a way for her in Jesus’ name

  2. Mirriam

    July 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

    swit gal u will live because the father above says so!!!! u such a strong adorable young gal

  3. Anondi

    July 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Rose shocked many with a sweet voice! what a wonderful girl at 9 years she could talk like that? I pray for the almight Lord to see this brilliant girl through so that one day she can also teach others .

  4. Sirpatrick

    July 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    May the God of Abraham, Isaac And Jacob whom i serve be on your side,youare such an inspiration, especially to my Aunt and mum who suffer from H.I.V and Arthritis respectively

  5. Ezina

    July 22, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Wow!Princess you are an inspiration to many both young and old.You are one in a million…..Jeff almost fell off the bench when you turned the tables and started asking the questions…hahaha.God bless you Rose.

  6. Wincatemukami

    July 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

    oo my God,am tearing now………….

  7. Elizabeth Macharia

    July 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Princess, you are an inspiration to me and to the whole world.Take heart my dear! You are healed in Jesus name.How can I get your CD?

  8. Mukiri_doris

    July 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    hi princess. your my insp,tion. your faith and courage will heal u little gal. God is alive.encourage young and old, tel them he,ns not the end. Rose u wil be ok completely.HOW TO GET CD? be bless,d. and quick recovery.

  9. Gachuchajohn

    July 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm


  10. Dinah Gichuki

    July 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

    you r a blessing gal n your word are more than inspiring.i am touched.may Jehovah Rapha be your healer coz He says His blessings add no sorrow

  11. Carol

    July 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

    No exact words to describe Rose Nasimiyu, she is everything, God has used her to send a message across and its a challenge to all of us. What have you done to your God or to the needy, and you have everything. she is only 9 years and she wants to help other kids suffering / battling with Cancer.

  12. kelly

    July 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    her story is a reality of what is happening to so many families that cannot affore healthcare and i think she is such a brave girl to speak out. she sounds 9 going to 20. but, and i know people will blast me for this, but, music is not her forte. her song sucks!

  13. Joyce

    July 25, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Rose you are Jehova angel I have faith God heals even where there seem to be no way there is way we serve a true and live God Rose one day you will have a testimony that you are healed in the name of Jesus. You are such an inspiration to many. I pray to God to heal you sweet baby.

  14. Eddah Langat

    July 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    i pray that you be healed lil’ angel…. u r an inspiring young girl for sure

  15. Eddah Langat

    July 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    i pray that you be healed lil’ angel…. u r an inspiring young girl for sure

  16. Gladyschebole

    July 28, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Ur a real inspiration gal, not only to the cancer patients but to everyone, concerning life in general. I love ur faith in God and i believe God put you in that situation for only him to get all the glory, there is a verse in the bible in the book of John that says ” this sickness shall not end in death, but it will be for the glory of God” I believe your situation is to fulfill this verse. You inspired me so much and my prayer is that God will give you strength to go through this. I am praying for you and looking forward to that day you’ll come back and tell that YOU ARE HEALED AND FREE OF CANCER. God bless you angel..

  17. jennifer luzz

    July 29, 2011 at 7:41 am

    hi ROSE ITS  RACHEAL from  class seven  from  cat hsam  school.i wish u all  the best and  trust in God remember last years title  HOPE

  18. Cateben

    August 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    You are such an inspiration your faith just makes one strong and i am so impressed with your comment feed your faith and your fears will starve to death,may our God give you strength to face each new day,never give up.

  19. axcina

    August 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Fight on Girl.God is on your side.You have my prayers tonight

  20. Jenipher

    August 8, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Rose, you have said it all.  There is no room to give up.  Your faith is really really strong and our heavenly father will not let you down. Strive on.

  21. Mercy Njeri Nyambura

    August 19, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Rose you are such an inspiration!May the Almighty God strengthen you,empower you,heal you and see you through.Our prayers are with you as you grow to be a great young Lady.We love you.

    Mercy Njeri (class 6) Agbon Academy

  22. Pollygm1

    August 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Little Rose you are an inspiration to the young and old, you faith is for really and has given me hope hope hope.  God will truly heal you little angel

  23. Justina Mwikali

    September 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

    rose i love you.  Keep up the courage.  Your neighbour Mama nduku

  24. Immacsk

    November 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Rose you were such an inspiration in my life. I was so lucky to meet you at NARAP. Keep up the bravery and your charm. God Bless.

  25. Janekasa

    January 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Little princess you are rely an angle may the ALMIGHTY GOD grant u the healing you so much deserve, not only for your lovely mami but for the whole world and to the glory of HIS GREAT NAME.
    HE’S JEHOVA RAPHA. You are really an inspiration thanx for giving hope to your caring mum.

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