Sir Richard Branson Plans To Ride Out Hurricane Irma In His Wine Cellar

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If you’re going to watch a passing hurricane, may as well have a couple nice bottles of wine at your side. At least that’s what Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, thinks.

Hurricane Irma is headed toward the Caribbean islands, one of which includes Branson’s private Necker Island. The billionaire entrepreneur has been detailing his hurricane experience in a series of blog posts and tweets, including one that said he and his team planned to wait out the eye of the storm in his concrete wine cellar.

“We are expecting to get the full force of the hurricane in around five hours’ time, when we will retreat to a concrete wine cellar under the Great House,” Branson said in a blog post. “Knowing our wonderful team as I do, I suspect there will be little wine left in the cellar when we all emerge.”

The team was also seen playing dice and having a giant slumber party. Seems like Branson is really enjoying an excuse to “experience what is turning into possibly the strongest storm ever with such a great group of young people.”also seen playing dice and having a giant slumber party. Seems like Branson is really enjoying an excuse to “experience what is turning into possibly the strongest storm ever with such a great group of young people.”

This isn’t Branson’s first time riding out a hurricane. He indicates he’s done it three times in the last 30 years.

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