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World’s Oldest Champagne Sells for $78,400 at Auction

Two bottles of the world’s oldest Champagne, which spent about 170 years at the bottom of the ocean, sold for 54,000 euros ($78,400) at an auction in Finland today.

The second lot, containing vintage Veuve, fetched 30,000 euros, which the auction house -- New York-based wine specialist Acker Merrall & Condit -- said was the most paid for a bottle.