Keyword: bottles

Bottle of French wine from 1774 sold at auction for 103,700 euros

A bottle of Vin Jaune from the Arbois region of eastern France dating from the harvest of 1774, when the last French monarch King Louis XVI was still the country's ruler, has sold for a record 103,700 euros at an auction in the French Jura region, while two other bottles of the same vintage sold for 76,250 euros and 73,200 euros.

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.