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3.9 million pound nose    2008-03-25 10:49:38    

A Dutch wine maker has had his nose insured for 3.9 million.
A Dutch wine maker has had his nose insured for 3.9 million.

Ilja Gort, owner of Chateau de la Garde in Bordeaux, France, asked London insurance company Lloyd's to create a policy to cover the loss of his nose and sense of smell.

Gort, who produces Tulipe Wines, said his nose was his most important asset as it can distinguish millions of different scents.

Jonathan Thomas, lead underwriter at Watkins Syndicate, who co-insured the policy with Allianz Nederland, said: "This certainly is an insurance policy not to be sniffed at. The nose and sense of smell of a winemaker are as important as the fingers of a chef."

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