Champagne house discovers 131-year-old bottles lost in cave collapse


A vast cellar belonging to Champagne house Pol Roger collapsed in 1900 and buried more than a million bottles of its produce, but recent building work has unearthed 20 of them, which date back to the harvest in 1887, in what appears to be good condition.

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Almost 118 years ago, on February 23rd 1900, disaster struck Pol Roger’s cellars in Épernay, reports Decanter.