400-Year-Old Bottles of Wine Found in a Shipwreck to Go Up for Auction

May 30, 2019

(Food&Wine) - Wine auctions (well, booze auctions in general) have been going bonkers recently. Just this March, Sotheby’s set a record for the highest-grossing wine auction ever, buoyed by pricey bottles from Burgundy’s Domaine de la Romanée-Conti — the same producer that, last year, set a record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold. But just because these bottles are highly-coveted, the fact is you can go online and buy a bottle of wine from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti right now if you had the money to spare. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something that’s truly unique, next week, Christie’s will be auctioning off two bottles of wine dating all the way back to the 17th century — the oldest wine the auction house has ever sold. Just don’t expect them to drink as well as a 20th century Burgundy.

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