Paying A King's Ransom For Seabed Champagne
No fewer than 200 bottles of Heidsieck champagne stuck on the seabed for more than 80 years are being sold for more than $300,000 a bottle. The 1907 vintage bubbly had been sent to the Russian royal family in 1916 but the ship sank off the Finnish coast. The wreck was only discovered in 1997 and the undamaged bottles which were bought by the Carlton Ritz Hotel in Moscow.
FOOTNOTE: Playing Heid and Sieck.