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Excellent champagne found at the bottom of the sea!

  1. Jul 20, 2010 #1

    arildno

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    Divers outside the Finnish island group Åland have discovered a cache of 30 corked bottles of champagne; their likely date is the 1780s, when such a gift from Louis XVI to the russian czar was sent, but never arrived.

    As for the taste?
    ""It tasted fantastic. It was a very sweet champagne, with a tobacco taste and oak,""

    Each bottle is estimated to be valued at about $70.000 or so..
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100717/ap_on_re_eu/eu_sweden_champagne_find [Broken]
     
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  3. Jul 20, 2010 #2

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    I'm surprised that the salt water didn't seep into them. Were bottles wax sealed back then?
     
  4. Jul 20, 2010 #3

    arildno

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    Sea water tasted much better then, since you didn't have oil spills. :smile:
     
  5. Jul 20, 2010 #4

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    So does France, Russia or Finland get the salvage rights here, and which of the divers gets stuck with the bill for the bottle they opened?
     
  6. Jul 20, 2010 #5

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    Wouldn't that be a likely quality security measure, in order to keep the sparkle in the champagne?
     
  7. Jul 20, 2010 #6

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    Someone needs to compare pressure inside a champagne bottle with pressure at whatever depth they found this cache at. Bet they're not far off if the champagne has kept its fizz and not been contaminated with water. Good job!
     
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