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Shipwrecked champagne

 

Seventy bottles of what is believed to be the world's oldest champagne were discovered on July 2010 in a shipwreck, at a depth of about 165 feet, southeast of Mariehamn, on the southwestern Finnnish Aaland Islands of the Baltic Sea. An expert who tasted it said it had an accent of mushrooms merged with honey. See the full story here

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The manager of the Aaland museum, Viveka Loendal presents to the media champagne from the early 1800s on November 17, 2010 in Mariehamn.

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Photo taken in July 2010, southeast of Mariehamn, on the southwestern Finnnish Aaland Islands of the Baltic Seaand and released by the Government of Aaland showing a diver taking out the bottles of about 200-year-old champagne and securing the cork so it will not open from the pressure of the cold and deep water.

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A glass of a 200-year-old champagne, on in Mariehamn.

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Swedish and worldwide champagne expert Richard Julin tastes a 200-year-old champagne, on November 17, 2010 in Mariehamn.