400-year-old wine found in ancient shipwreck

Two 17th century bottles of wine found in 2010 in a shipwreck off the coast of Germany

By Michael Hollan - Fox News


Wine lovers will soon have the opportunity to purchase 400-year-old bottles recovered from an actual shipwreck.

Two bottles of Shipwreck Wine, believed to be from a 14-bottle collection dating back to the late 17th century, were scheduled to be auctioned off on June 5th and 6th.

Christie’s, a British auction company, is handling the sale. According to their website, the bottles are the oldest bottles of wine the auction house has ever brought to market. It’s believed that the bottles date back to between 1670 and 1690, though experts are unsure of the exact year.

They were discovered in 2010 in a shipwreck off the coast of Germany.

The bottles will be auctioned during Christie’s Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits sale in London.

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