The middle-class couples who squabble over custody of their WINE cellar during marriage split

Mail Online | 6/16/2019 | Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail
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After the children and property, divorcing couples now have something new to argue over – who gets the wine collection.

The likelihood of a dispute over carefully laid down bottles of chablis and burgundy has spread from the wealthy to the middle class, a leading family law firm said yesterday.

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It reflects both an increasing enjoyment of finer wines among the general population, and wine's growing popularity as an investment for the future.

Hall Brown Family Law, which dealt with 360 divorces last year, said a dozen of them involved extra cost and delay for couples who believed the value of their wine store was worth fighting over.

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Andrew Newbury of Hall Brown said: 'There has been a definite increase in cases featuring arguments about ownership of the wine collection in recent years.

'These disputes are no longer confined to very wealthy couples who are able to amass collections of the very finest and most expensive vintages, even though we have dealt with a...
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