Two bottles of the world’s oldest champagne will be auctioned today in the Åland Islands.
The two bottles about to change owners are Veuve Clicquot and Juglar.
The bubbly stuff in question has been bottled sometime around 1840.
Both bottles were part of the cache of champagne found by divers exploring a shipwreck in the Föglö area of the Åland Islands archipelago last year.
All profits from the auction to be held in the Åland capital of Mariehamn will go to charity.
The auction is being organised by the Provincial Government of the Åland Islands, by Alko (the Finnish state monopoly on alcoholic beverages), and by the international wine shop and auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit.
The auction also includes several rare bottles from the Veuve Clicquot cellars, and the price for the bottles from the 19th century starts at EUR 10,000.
Some estimates suggest they could fetch as much as EUR 100,000 apiece.