Wine Heist

Michelin-starred Maison Rostang, in central Paris, has confirmed that an estimated €400,000 worth of wine has been stolen from their wine cellars. The ‘irreplaceable’ vintages included wines produced by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, as well as prized bottles of Petrus, Lafite, and Latour. The restaurant has said that many of the wines stolen “can never be identically replaced” due to their rarity.

The robbery has been described as similar to a bank heist, and police have launched an investigation into the burglary. The restaurant said that the thieves had appeared to enter through a hole cut in one of the cellar walls. The thieves stole around 150 bottles, half of which were vintages from Burgundy’s celebrated Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

While the restaurant remains open, the event has been described as a difficult test to overcome—not surprising, considering the collection had taken 40 years to build, according to Michel Rostang, chef and founder.