Unique champagne auction in Åland, with the aim to set a new world record
The Government of Åland, has decided to vend eleven bottles of champagne from the shipwreck discovered in the archipelago of Åland in the summer of 2010. These unique champagne bottles, from the early part of the 19th century, will be sold at an auction in Mariehamn June 8th.
A total of 145 bottles of champagne have been salvaged from the shipwreck. The bottles originate from the well-known champagne house Veuve Clicquot, Heidsieck and Juglar. The Juglar house ceased to exist in 1829 and Veuve-Clicquot have dated their bottles from the period around 1841 – 1850. At the auction 4 bottles of Veuve Clicquot, 6 bottles of Juglar and one Heidsieck & Co will be offered for sale.
The auction house that will be hosting the auction of these vintage champagnes, from the early part of the 19th century, is the number one auction house in France, Artcurial, Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan. Artcurial will collaborate with Veuve Clicquot and will therefore be able to complete this incredible collection with vintage champagne from their wine cellars.
The champagne auction will take place June 8th, 3.00 pm, at Alandica Congress & Conference center in Mariehamn, Åland.
Auction catalogue (pdf)
Website of Artcurial www.artcurial.com/aland/en
Program Alandica Culture & Congress June 8, 2012 (pdf)
Pressrelease March 6, 2012 about the Champagne auction