Most of the $300,000 of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and Screaming Eagle wines stolen from The French Laundry restaurant in California on Christmas Day have been found in a warehouse thousands of miles away.
Detectives from Napa County Sheriff’s Office recovered the majority of the 76 stolen wines in a warehouse in Greensboro, North Carolina, around 2,794 miles (4,496km) from The French Laundry’s cellars (see the map below). Most of the stolen wine was Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, including Romanee-Conti, La Tache and Grands Echezeaux from vintages spanning the past decade. Several bottles of Napa’s Screaming Eagle were also taken in the Christmas Day heist at the Michelin-starred restaurant. Control did not specify how many bottles, or which wines, they recovered. ‘No arrests have been made to date, but the investigation is ongoing,’ said Napa County Sheriff’s Office. It said detectives flew to North Carolina after ‘analysis of forensic evidence
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