Raise a glass - 1,200 of them to be exact - to New Jersey, new home to the world's largest bottle of wine. A business in Tenafly, in northern New Jersey, paid $55,812 ($66,279 Cdn) for a 1.35-metre-tall bottle of cabernet sold Saturday at Sotheby's, said auction house spokeswoman Kristin Gelder. Wine Ventures, a wine and chocolate shop, plans to put the bottle on display at its business.

The 153-kilogram bottle was the work of master glass blowers in the Czech Republic, and holds the equivalent of 173 standard bottles of Beringer Vineyards 2001 Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. That translates to 1,200 glasses of wine.