What To Do When You Discover 200 Year-Old Champagne

There may well be a long-lost chapter of the League of Gentlemen Adventurers in Sweden.

Recently a team of adventurers was diving in the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Sweden, and while exploring a shipwreck, they discovered bottles of champagne that are over 200 years old.  By far the oldest ever found, and, according to one estimate, worth almost $70,000 each.

Now, that is certainly an adventure, but it’s not why I believe LGA members may have been present.  This is why:

The first thing they did when they got back onto the boat was to pop one open and drink it.

Mr. Ekstrom & co., today I raise my glass to you and say, Quam bene vivas refert, non quam diu.  You embody the spirit of Gentleman Adventuring.

And, gentle reader, I ask you: were you on that boat, wouldn’t you have done the same?

One response

  1. What else should, or even could one do in that situation??!!
    Is there really any other option? I believe not. 🙂

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