1. Wide of truck carrying wine bottle in crate driving down street
2. Wide tilt down from buildings to show sign reading (English): "G'Day NY", plus pan left to cyclists and posters and wine bottle crate on truck
3. Mid tilt up of crate as worker measures it
4. Mid of fork lift lifting wine bottle crate off back of truck
5. Mid pan as men drag and push wine bottle crate toward doorway
6. Wide of crate stuck in doorway
7. Wide of workers hauling crate through exhibition room
8. Mid of man leaning against wine bottle crate, UPSOUND: (English) "It's kicking, I think it's kicking! There's got to be something big in here!"
9. Mid of Kim Bullock, wine store owner and wine bottle creator from Albany, Australia, as he opens the crate
10. Mid pan from photographers to bottle halfway unpacked
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kim Bullock, wine store owner and wine bottle creator from Albany, Australia:
"It's from the Great Southern of Western Australia. As the creator of the bottle is it my right to christen it and I have christened it 'The Albany.' It's the regional centre in which I live in Western Australia. It hold 290 litres of Shiraz. The cork is three and a-half thousand dollars. The carry case is seven thousand five hundred, it doesn't come out of here. The label is fifteen hundred dollars."
12. Close-up of cork
13. Close-up of sign inside crate, reading (English): "Guinness - World Records"
14. Mid tilt up of bottle with Bullock stood next to it
15. Wide of people tasting wine inside exhibition room
16. Close-up of woman tasting wine
17. Mid of man offering liqueur to Australian Aboriginal man
18. Close-up of bottle of liqueur
19. Mid of Australian Aboriginal man tasting liqueur
The world's biggest bottle of wine, at two metres (six-foot-five-inches) tall and weighing 590 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds), stopped traffic on New York's Wall Street on Thursday.
The wine arrived from Australia for a quick date with American connoisseurs, with its 3,500 US dollar cork firmly tapping the equivalent of 387 regular bottles of Shiraz.
As snow descended on Wall Street at lunchtime, traffic stopped while a forklift hoisted the mammoth box in which the well-padded bottle was shipped.
A dozen men pushed and pulled the prized package through the brass doors of the Cipriani Wall Street ballroom.
The bottle was the centrepiece of a show featuring all things Australian, both culinary and cultural - part of a nationwide marketing effort dubbed "G'day USA: Australian Week".
But when the bottle got stuck in the doorway, the visitors inside didn't seem too upset with the delay as they sampled other wines and liqueurs on show.
The saga of the giant bottle of wine, owned by Kim Bullock, a wine store owner and wine bottle creator from Albany in Australia, reaches across three continents.
Bullock commissioned the bottle to be made in Germany, along with the cork, which was cut and hand carved from a tree in Portugal.
He then joined forces with five fine wine makers in Australia's Great Southern region who mixed their best types of Shiraz grapes into a single 2005 vintage called "Five Virtues".
"It's from the Great Southern of Western Australia," Bullock explained.
"As the creator of the bottle, it's my right to christen it and I have christened it 'The Albany.' It's the regional centre in which I live in Western Australia," he continued.
In addition to the nearly 290 litres of wine the bottle holds, Bullock and his buddies produced 12-thousand other, normal-size bottles of their blend.
The Albany beats what was previously the world's largest wine bottle, a four-and-a-half-foot-tall Beringer Vineyards 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon from California, auctioned by Sotheby's in 2004 to a New Jersey buyer for 55,812 US dollars. Dubbed the Maximus, it holds 175 regular bottles of wine.