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Experts identify third brand of champagne among bottles rescued from sea


Experts identify third brand of champagne among bottles rescued from sea
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A third brand of champagne, namely Heidsieck, has been identified among the bottles scattered in the wreckage of a sailing vessel believed to have been lying on the sea bottom off the island of Föglö for more than 200 years.
     
The total number of champagne bottles found is approximately 170. At least four of them contain Heidsieck.
      A total of 95 among the 170 bottles rescued from the sea have been identified to be Juglar, while 46 are Veuve Clicquot.
     
The shipwreck was found near the Åland Islands in late July last year, and the bottles are thought to date back to the turn of the 1820s and 1830s.
      The wreck is officially the property of the Province of Åland, and a few bottles will end up in the collections of the Provincial Museum of Åland. A major part of the discovered bottles will be sold at auction. The plan is also to use part of the champagne as raw material for a new wine.


Previously in HS International Edition:
  Champagne bottles salvaged after 200 years on sea bottom (1.9.2010)
  Champagne treasure salvage operation to cost EUR 80,000 (27.8.2010)
  Origin of champagne wreck shrouded in mystery (9.8.2010)
  Cache of champagne in Baltic Sea is larger than believed (2.8.2010)

See also:
  Sunken bubbly treasure sampled in Mariehamn (18.11.2010)

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 Experts identify third brand of champagne among bottles rescued from sea

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