22 Apr '11, 5pm

World’s Oldest Champagne to be Auctioned

World’s Oldest Champagne to be Auctioned

Two bottles of 200-year old champagne recently salvaged from a Baltic Sea shipwreck will be auctioned off in June. Finland’s autonomous province of Aaland “has decided that two bottles will be sold at an exclusive champagne auction held in (the capital) Mariehamn on June 3, 2011″. One of the auctioned bottles will be from the house of Veuve-Clicquot and the other from the now extinct house of Juglar. They are part of a batch of around 150 champagne bottles divers stumbled upon last July in a two-masted schooner which had run aground sometime between 1825 and 1830. Salvaging of bottles — preserved in ideal conditions at the bottom of the Baltic Sea — began in August and authorities identified the bottles as the world’s oldest Juglar and Veuve Clicquot brands. In January, they announced Heidsieck champagne bottles were also in the lot. “These bottles are unparalleled in the ...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/auctions/world-oldest-champagne-to-b...

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