The sinking of the Titanic has always been shrouded in mystery and now there is another legend to add to the list.
A Canadian woman claims to have in her possession a bottle of champagne that was salvaged from the wreckage of the Titanic by her grandfather. The mystery bubbly is an old bottle of Jeanne d’Arc Vin Mousseux, Cuvee Reserve, which if the story is true was presumably found floating in a wooden box in the Atlantic Ocean.
CBS News Canada reports that numerous efforts to authenticate the bottle have failed. ‘’No one seems to know anything about it,’’ the owner of the bottle, Betty Thomas, told the news channel in a video interview.
The problem is that there is no sign of where the wine was produced, according to the wine blog Bordeaux Undiscovered. Blogger Nick writes that the wine label is in line with the art deco style of the 1920s instead of the art noveau epoc from 1890 to 1910 that it would have to realistically have been on board on the titanic the fateful night it sank.
To add more fuel to the mystery there are no written accounts of the wine being part of the Titanic’s inventory. However, the it could have been brought on board by a passenger, but we think this may be a fake.
The Titanic sank in the early hours of 15th April 1912 when its location was unknown. It wasn’t until 1985 that the ship was rediscovered about 350 miles (531 km) southeast of Newfoundland, Canada.