Crazy Price Point: In 1989, a bottle, also from Thomas Jefferson's collection (Chateau Margaux 1787), was valued at the insane price of $500,000, but it was never tasted. A waiter knocked the bottle over during a dinner at the Four Seasons. Insurers paid out $225,000 and presumably that waiter has lived a Bruce Banner-like existence on the run from extremely angry Jeffersonophiles.
Claim to Fame: An 18th century estate manager named Berlon changed the way wine was made forever. He was the first Bordeaux wine maker to vinify (to make wine, for you lay people) red and white grapes separately. This magician also figured out that picking grapes while covered in morning dew can affect the end product, creating diluted wine. Take that tidbit to your next date (as you casually order the least expensive bottle on the menu).