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- 17562306 - 06-04-2002 08:08 AM

First of all I am ignorant to all things Wine. That having been said, when I was in the military,in France (before they kicked us out) in 1961, I purchased a bottle of Champagne, and it is still stored on it's side in the cellar , in the dark.
My question is...what are the chances the contents are still good, and while I realize I probably should have picked a wine to bring home, I have the Champagne.
The label reads
Charles Heidsieck
Product of France
Vintage 1955.
So if you have an opinion (other than dumb dumb dumb) please educate me.

- Drew - 06-04-2002 09:59 AM

Can I call you #30 for short? Depending on your storage you may have a great bottle of Champagne. Hopefully your bottle has been stored in cool conditions, in the dark with no extreme temperature variations. 1955 was a declared vintage and my resources also indicate an exceptional year. I think you should pick a special occasion, pop and tell us of the experience. It seems you may have picked the right bottle to bring home after all!


[This message has been edited by Drew (edited 06-04-2002).]

- tomstevenson - 06-06-2002 03:31 AM

Drew is spot on, so - hopefully - enjoy!