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World's Oldest Champagne Found

Posted by perle0 on 2010-07-17 23:50:45 (6165 views)

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Divers exploring a shipwreck found recently in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland had even more reason to celebrate when they found that the ship contained up to 30 bottles of what is now the world's oldest drinkable Champagne.

The Champagne is believed to date, like the ship, to the 1780's, and the oldest Champagne vintage of which bottles still survive is the 1825 Perrier-Jouet (pictured).

The divers know it's Champagne, and that it's drinkable, because they immediately opened a bottle and tasted it. "It tasted fantastic. It was a very sweet champagne, with a tobacco taste and oak."

I can't say that I blame them. The remaining bottles may be worth as much as $68,000 each, so chances are they aren't going to get many more opportunities to taste it.

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