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Source: Wikipedia

Two bottles of the world’s oldest champagne, which spent about 170 years at the bottom of the ocean, sold for 54,000 euros ($73,700) at an auction in Finland on Friday.

The second lot, containing vintage Veuve, fetched 30,000 euros, which the auction house – New York-based wine specialist Acker Merrall & Condit – said was the most paid for a bottle.

Veuve Cliquot are quoted in the article as saying:

“We have worked closely with the government of Aaland since the discovery of the shipwreck to help salvage and protect the precious wines, which we know now were tasted by Madame Clicquot herself.”

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Looking for some of the very best champagne to welcome in the New Year? This review of the five most famous and highly regarded Champagne houses, Louis Roederer, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, and Taittinger by WineZap is a must-read.

I have been fortunate enough to drink the top wines from each of these houses and I completely agree with this statement.

“For whatever reason, Taittinger has not been able to establish quite the same level of fame as the other Champagnes we have mentioned and thus, the price is on the lower end of the spectrum. We consider this champagne to be a “sleeper” champagne at a high end..”

The Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is mighty fine.

For a very thorough review of the state of the champagne industry read this post from Berry Bros.

The latest evidence for sales statistics in 2009 is fairly gloomy, especially in the two top export markets (UK and USA) where volumes, anecdotally, are down by up to 30%. The key victims seem to be the Deluxe brands such as Cristal and Krug.

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