Saturday, June 18, 2011

Åland - The Champagne Salvage

In July 2010, divers exploring an old shipwreck in the Åland archipelago made a most unlikely discovery. Several bottles of very old champagne were found onboard. With a stamp issue, the Post now focuses on the spectacular find, which proved to be some of the oldest champagne in the world! Onboard the wreck, a total of 145 champagne bottles were found. The bottles have been dated to around 1840. They have been identified to originate from the esteemed champagne houses of Veuve Clicquot, Juglar and Heidsieck. Champagne producer Jacquesson operates the estate of the now defunct House of Juglar. Friday 3 June was set as the date of issue, the same day that two bottles of the old champagne, one from the house of Juglar and one from the house of Veuve Clicquot, will be auctioned off in Åland. Thank you My Dear Friend Ella, and here’s Cheer’s to you too ;-))

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