200 Year Old Veuve Clicquot Champagne Found!

A diver checks the bottles and secures the cork so it will not open from the pressure of the cold and deep water in July 2010 Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Clicquot, the champagne maker, says at least three bottles of its brand were found in a two-centuries old shipwreck in the Baltic Sea.

The divers who found the sunken vessel in July said the Champagne is thought to be the world’s oldest drinkable bubbly. They were not able to determine the brand at the time. But Veuve Clicquot said Wednesday that experts checking branding of the corks “were able to identify with absolute certainty” that three of the bottles were Veuve Clicquot.

It says other bottles examined were attributed to the now defunct champagne house Juglar. The shipwreck was discovered near the Aland Islands, between Swedenand Finland. More than a dozen samplers were to taste the Champagne on Wednesday.

(See the original article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/finland/8139473/Veuve-Clicquot-champagne-found-in-Baltic-shipwreck.html)

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