Sunday 17 March 2013

Old Wine in New Bottle

All that is gold does not glitter, the old that is strong does not wither. Well this is quite true in case of wine. The unparalleled taste and appetite for the royal beverage is always on account of the long history it has seen. And so a bottle of beer retrieved from the Aland archipelago in the Baltic sea has become one of the oldest existing beers in the world.

A Finnish microbrewery has decided to upgrade and renovate this 200-year old shipwrecked beer found at the bottom of the Baltic sea in 2010. They are looking forward to impress the beer enthusiasts all over the world with the stimulating aroma of the classy liquor.

The bottles of beer and champagne found deep below were still potable, preserved by the saline water, low currents, an almost constant temperature of 41 degree Fahrenheit, the sea pressure and the bathypelagic zone darkness. But they could not find the exact composition of the beverage.

wine found in deep sea
However, the brewer has agreed to donate part of the sales to the Aland local government to finance research on marine archaeology and improving water quality.  

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