The Block stars Jimmy and Tam defend decision to spend $5000 on high-end WINE during kitchen week
The Block’s Jimmy and Tam spent a whopping $5000 on high-end wine to hopefully tempt prospective buyers come auction day.
On Wednesday’s episode, bar manager Tam, 31, shocked foreman Dan by announcing that she’d splashed the large amount of cash on the luxury booze.
Speaking to 9Entertainment, Tam explained why the wine will only add further value to their $200,000 kitchen.
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The Block stars Jimmy and Tam (pictured) have defended their decision to spend $5000 on high-end WINE to hopefully tempt prospective buyers come auction day
Judge Shaynna Blake initially suggested Tam invest in a rare art piece for their house as a ‘game changer’ for auction day, but Tam instead spent $5000 on rare wines for their state-of-the-art bar fridge.
‘I knew we had this amazing Gaggenau wine fridge and I wanted something that was pretty high end to go in the fridge to meet the standards,’ she said.
‘The wine that has been selected, it’s actually from the most prestigious real estate areas around the world,’ explained Tam, adding: ‘Anyone who knows wine, when they see what’s in the wine selection, they’re blown away.’
‘Anyone who knows wine will be blown away’: Speaking to 9Entertainment , Tam claimed the wine will only add further value to their $200,000 kitchen
Bold move: Judge Shaynna Blake (pictured) suggested Tam invest in a rare art piece for their house as a ‘game changer’ for auction day, but Tam instead spent $5000 on rare wines
Tam claims the wine is both a luxury good and an investment for whoever decided to purchase the finished Block property at auction.
She believes the curated wine that was purchased during filming will appreciate by 10 per cent each year.
There are 55 bottles of wine in the collection, with the most expensive in the assortment being a $278 Massolino Barolo MAGNUM 2015.
‘It’s [the bar fridge] actually got three different sections in it. There’s a white wine, a red wine and a champagne. So each section can run at different temperatures and the temperature is perfect for that sort of wine, which is next level,’ said Tam.
INSIDE JIMMY AND TAM’S $5000 WINE FRIDGE ON THE BLOCK
Henschke Mt Edelston Shiraz 2010* ($180.00 ea.) x 2 | $360.00
Henri Boillot Bourgogne Blanc 2018* ($56.00 ea.) x 6 | $336.00
Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 1996* ($150.00 ea.) x 2 | $300.00
Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 1998* ($145.00 ea.) x 2 | $290.00
Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2005* ($105.00 ea) x 2 | $210.00
Massolino Barolo 2015* ($80.00 ea.) x 7 | $560.00
Mount Mary Chardonnay* ($88.00 ea.) x 6 | $528.00
Duplessis AC Chablis 2018* ($50.00 ea.) x 6 | $300.00
Donhoff GG Riesling* ($110.00 ea.) x 3 | $330.00
Donnhoff Tonschiefer Reisling 2016* ($40.00 ea.) x 3 | $120.00
Jacquesson NV Cuvee 742* ($88.00 ea.) x 6 | $528.00
AP Birks Wendouree Shiraz Mataro 2008* ($92.00 ea.) x 3 | $276.00
Mount Mary Quintet 2010* ($128.00 ea.) x 4 | $512.00
Clonakilla Hiltops Shiraz 2018* ($36.00 ea.) x 2 | $72.00
Massolino Barolo MAGNUM 2015* | $278.00
Gift that keeps giving? Tam believes the curated wine she purchased during filming will appreciate by 10 per cent each year
Competition: Team Luke and Jasmin (pictured) installed an outdoor pizza oven and fire pit for their auction ‘game changer’
Other ‘game changers’ for auction day by other teams included an outdoor pizza oven and fire pit from Luke and Jasmin, and a hand-crafted kitchen island bench by Daniel and Jade.
In August it was revealed that The Block’s ‘open for inspections’ would be cancelled due to COVID-19, and changes would be made to the live auctions.
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