230 Year Old Champagne Found in Shipwreck

Veuve Clicquot bottles (Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonmelsa/3000233979/)

Divers recently uncovered some very old, and apparently perfectly preserved, champagne  in an undersea shipwreck in the Baltic. It could possibly be from a lost shipment that Louis XVI was sending to the Russian Imperial Court. Experts are almost certain it’s Veuve Clicquot (the one you often see with the bright orange label), which you can still buy today. One bottle out of the 30 discovered was opened and was said to taste “fabulous.”

Absolutely amazing to me. It’s beyond comprehension to find a wine that old that is still drinkable. It will be interesting to see what happens if these bottles end up at an auction one day.



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