Wine thieves are all the rage in California. Recently, a collector’s home was broken into and wine worth $500,000 was stolen. This included a 1959 Petrus worth as much as $6,000 and a difficult-to-assemble set of Bordeaux wines representing an unbroken line of more than 20 years of French harvests. Interestingly, the thieves left most of the cheap bottles. Not surprisingly, Bordeaux wine is the most popular among thieves because they fetch the highest prices at auctions.