200-Year Old Champagne Discovered

Vintage is so in.

As ABC reports, Baltic Sea divers just discovered approximately 30 bottles of champagne in a wreck off the Aland Islands northwest of Stockholm. The bottles found 200 feet underwater are from 1780, making it the oldest drinkable champagne.

Unsure of it’s contents, the divers tried a bottle. According to the lead diving instructor, “It tasted fantastic. It was a very sweet champagne, with a tobacco taste and oak.”

Swedish wine expert Carl-Jan Granqvist estimates each bottle could be worth $68,000 if condition and quality are preserved. Based upon the first bottle, the dark, cool underwater climate was an ideal storing place.

All in all, sounds pretty tasty. My birthday is coming up if you’re looking for ideas.


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