Champagne from Baltic Shipwreck to Sell at Auction in Finland

Your oenophile clients will definitely want to check this out, if only for the once-in-a-lifetime-ness of the opportunity: ArtDaily.org is reporting that two bottles of champagne, thought to be about 200 years old and part of a cache of 150 salvaged from a 19th century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, will be auctioned in Finland in June.

The cache, which belongs to the government of Aland, an archipelago in the Baltic, includes a bottle from the house of Veuve Clicquot and another from Juglar, which closed its doors in the early 19th century.

Acker Merrall & Condit, of New York, will auction the two bottles on June 3.

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