Mostly Saltwater 

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Master sommeliers tried out a wine found in a shipwreck from the mid 1800s. It was…not great.

To peals of audience laughter, the panel said the cloudy yellow-gray liquid smelled and tasted like a mixture of crab water, gasoline, salt water and vinegar, with hints of citrus and alcohol.

It could have been a Spanish fortified wine, a spirit, or medicine.

But after 151 years at the bottom of the ocean it is now mostly saltwater, they said.


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