151-year-old wine bottle
That's how dreams are broken! The other day, a bottle of wine was found uncovered, which was found aboard a ship that sank during the American Civil War (1864). After lying in the water for more than 150 years, the bottle became a very expensive rarity, for which collectors were willing to give a lot of money. But the unthinkable happened: they decided to open the bottle by inviting the world's best wine sommeliers to tasting. And the event was found suitable - food festival in South Carolina.
The wine in the bottle is really preserved, only in a century and a half it lost its color, got a dull gray color. The aroma of the sommelier was rated as "a mix of turpentine oil and sulfur, with a taste of gasoline, raw crabs and a light citrus note." In other words - there was rubbish in the bottle.
And experts noted that usually wine is raised from shipwrecks, which often tastes very, very well. But this is a kind of lottery, as in any of the bottles it may turn out to be such rubbish.
Recall wine collectors sell and buy similar bottles with the contents, the quality of which no one can guarantee.