A Cambridge University college has built up a wine cellar worth £1.67million, it emerged yesterday.
Trinity College, which was founded by Henry VIII in 1546, stores the wine to be drunk by dons, their guests and some privileged students.
Following a freedom of information request it emerged that the total value of wine stored in its cellars is £1.67million.
News of the expensive collection comes just weeks after it was announced that student fees could rise to as much as £9,000 a year.
Churchill College, Cambridge, has 25,652 bottles of wine and 25,000 bottles of fortified wine and spirits worth £286,000.
Jesus College in Cambridge has made a huge profit by buying 41 bottles of Chateau Latour 1982 for £40.32, which are now worth £1,750.