11 bottles of wine found in a 200-year old shipwreck sell for £90,000
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11 bottles of wine found in a 200-year old shipwreck sell for £90,000

Bordeaux : France | Jun 11, 2012 at 8:06 AM PDT
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Good news for wine lovers – 11 bottles of champagne recovered from a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea in 2010 has sold for an astounding sum of £90,000 as reported in mailonline dated the 11th of June 2012.

The prize consisted of six bottles of Juglar, four bottles of Veuve Clicquot and one bottle of Heidsieck & Co – these has been lying on the seabed of the nearly 200-year old shipwreck. Experts believe that the cool and dark surroundings at such a depth help to keep the wine in a chilled condition helps preserve the qualities of a good wine.

In fact, a team of three French wine lovers - a vineyard manager, a barrel maker and an oyster farmer – carried out experiments to prove that wine stored in sea water acquires distinct qualities which separated them from others.

They subjected samples of 2009 Bordeaux wine to environments above and below the sea water – one barrel was stored in the cellar of a chateau and the other was sunk in the oyster bed of the Bay of Arcachon, on the Atlantic coast.

When tested after six months, the one removed from the sea bed was decidedly better in taste.

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