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Divers find champagne from late 18th century

July 19, 2010 12:57:20 AM PDT
If wine gets better with age, what about champagne?Divers found bottles of Veuve Clicquot made in the late 18th century in the Baltic Sea.

The divers were exploring a shipwreck off the Aland Islands in Finland.

It's believed to be the oldest drinkable champagne in the world, likely made between 1782 and 1788. If it turns out to be genuine, one bottle may be worth more than $67,000.

The bottle and its contents have been sent to champagne specialists in France to be analyzed.


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