Bottle of century-old champagne fetches $116,000 at auction

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NEW YORK: A bottle of 1915 Krug champagne went under the hammer for $116,375 in New York, one of just four left in the cellars of the sparkling drink makers. The lot sold Friday also included a tasting journey for four people who will enjoy the bottle on location in France’s northeastern Champagne region. In 2011, a bottle of 1841 Veuve Clicquot 1841 was purchased for a record 30,000 euros ($43,000). And two 1959 Dom Perignon Rose bottles fetched $84,700 at wine auctioneers Acker Merrall & Condit in 2008. The Veuve Clicquot bottle had spent an estimated 180 years under water in the hold of a schooner off the Finnish coast. The Krug bottle, sold during a Sotheby’s auction, never left the House of Krug cellars, today managed by luxury conglomerate LVMH.

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