Doris Duke, dubbed "the world's richest girl" by the tabloid press of the 1920s, lived and entertained on a grand scale. Her everyday wine, for example, was La Mission-Haut-Brion 1929. On June 4, 1,900 bottles of great and now rare wine Duke never got around to drinking will go on the auction block at Christie's New York, material testimony to a vanished age.
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