Rare vintage bottles are already likely to carry a high price tag, but if those bottles once belonged to a U.S. president, their value becomes legendary. According to _The Telegraph_, Malcolm Forbes (of _Forbes_ magazine fame) shelled out nearly $160,000 for a 1787 Chateau Lafite that was merely rumored to have come from Thomas Jefferson’s collection. A few years later, New York wine collector William Sokolin valued another of Jefferson’s bottles at a sobering $500,000. Unfortunately, Sokolin never got to taste his half million-dollar Chateau Margaux. He brought the bottle to dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel one night, where a clumsy waiter broke it. Luckily, he’d had it insured for $225,000.