Talk about a Champagne that I’d love to experience. Oh wait 40,000 POUNDS / bottle.. Um. yeah.
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 Sweden and Finland. More than a dozen samplers were to taste the Champagne on Wednesday.