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Dating old champagne bottles
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Using such an approach, three of the “Baltic champagne” samples (named A11, A33, and B17) were tasted and subsequently analyzed in comparison with three modern champagne samples from VCP (see and Table S1).

Various straightforward observations based on expert sensory analyses confirmed that these Baltic samples exhibited characteristics of very old champagnes.

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) Discovery of champagne bottles in a shipwreck off the Finnish Åland archipelago, in July 2010.

The ship was a two-masted schooner (21.5 m long × 6.5 m broad) around 200 y old (location: south of the municipality of Föglö, Åland). ( A total of 168 bottles were retrieved from the shipwreck (Fig. None of the labels remained, but bottles were later identified as champagnes from the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin (VCP), Heidsieck, and Juglar (known as Jacquesson since 1832) champagne houses thanks to branded engravings on the surface of the cork that is in contact with the wine.

The analyzed champagnes retained intrinsic features allowing us to shed light on the winemaking practices in use in the middle of the 19th century.

Therefore, this archeochemistry approach enabled us to rewrite a piece of our cultural heritage.

Unsurprisingly, our interest increases even more when exhuming old bottles or even jars that seem to have contained grapes or wine (1–3), giving a glimpse into the little-known history of winemaking.