Divers discover sunken 200-year-old Champagne

275x250.jpgA team of divers in the Baltic Sea have discovered 30 bottles of what's believed to be the world's oldest drinkable Champagne.

The 200-year-old bottles were recently found by divers exploring a shipwreck and are thought to part of a cargo destined for Russia in the 1780s.

Experts say the shape of the bottle indicates they were produced in the 18th Century and are understood to be from Clicquot (now Veuve Clicquot).

After sampling one of the bottles (before even reaching dry land) diver Christian Ekstrom has sent a bottle to France for analysis.

If confirmed, the bottles will be valued at around £50,000 each… and Christian will regret taking that early sip.

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