17TH CENTURY SHIPWRECK WINE

Christie’s is delighted to present two extraordinary 17th century bottles, the oldest we have ever brought to market.
In 2010 a wreck site was uncovered during a survey mission of the ocean floor off the coast of Germany. At a depth of 40 metres, divers discovered a decayed wreck and buried, deep in the mud in old rattan basket was found to be 14 ancient bottles. One bottle broke in the recovery and one bottle was opened and tested. The laboratory results, (detailed below) show that it had been a powerful red wine. The shape of the bottles and a thorough investigation of the wine and cork indicated that the wine was bottled between 1670 and 1690.
Prof. Gougeon (Institut Universitaire de la Vigne et du Vin / University of Burgundy) provided some results in March 2016.
Our latest results obtained in Dijon confirm the liquid being a grape based beverage due to the presence of tartaric acid. Phenolic analysis confirmed a typical old wine signature rich in tannin degradation products and together with the presence of resveratrol enables us to tell it was a strong red wine. Interestingly, besides small aliphatic acids such as lactic and acetic acid, the wine still contained some amounts of ethanol. Our colleague historian confirmed me from the chemical analysis of the glass and especially from the shape of the corked flask that the dating precisely would correspond to a period from late XVIIth century.”
The bottles are offered with a certificate from the owners who recovered the wine. The wine is extremely old, and because it is not a fortified wine, it’s drinkability is questionable, this should be approached as a lot of historical and vinous importance.
Shipwreck Wine
Offered in specially designed water-filled storage tanks. Offered with special equipment to maintain the bottles in their storage tanks.
2 bottles per lot

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Probably one of the oldest drinkable wines in the world!

Many ships has disappered at sea over the centuries.
One of them, a 17-century shipwreck has been discovered in the North Sea, off Germany
A limited amount of very rare bottles of drinkable wine were found and recovered
The find is very unique and probably “one of a kind”

The rare bottles, 12 in all, were found in a 17-century shipwreck.
For more information contact: info@oceanxteam.com

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Panama, Guna Yala (San Blas)

PANAMA TRAILER OXT from Marczak Film on Vimeo.

Ocean X Team has come one step closer to finalize an agreement with the indigenous people of Guna Yalas in Panama. An unforgettable meeting with the local chiefs (sailas) in the area of Caledonia (New Caledonia), secured support for a collaboration between the Guna Yalas and the Ocean X Team. The project will over time expand over the whole coast of Guna Yala (San Blas), which is about 200km long and consists of about 300 tropical islands. The agreement which is a win-win solution will give Ocean X Team the rights to search for shipwrecks in the region. Ocean X Team will help the Guna Yalas with marketing and to bring Eco-tourism to their tropical paradise. However, during the visit some environmental issues were notified by the Ocean X Team, like plastic waists along the shores. Ocean X Team will best to our ability agree to help the Guna Yalas solving these kind of environmental problems. The whole project will be documented through a TV-documentary series.

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Ocean X Team the explorers

Ocean X Team and Ixplorer found the Russian Empire submarine SOM, sunken on Swedish waters in 23 May 1916.

The goal was to salvage the submarine, take care of the remains of the 18 submariners and then bring the submarine to Russia as a gift.
The relatives to the crew supported our project all the way.

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Fakta: Sveriges Utrikesdepartement ljög för oss

Fakta: Utrikesdepartementet ljög för oss.

Fakta: Sveriges Utrikesdepartement ljög för oss.Lyssna noga på vårt möte med utrikesdepartement. Jag kommer aldrig mer lita på vår regering. UD lovade oss mycket, men allt var ett spel.Vi fick inget 0kr bara kostnader. Och nu vet vi också vad ministerstyre är.Varför Margot Wallström???, eller har inte du heller koll på vad som händer? Som vissa andra departement? >>Vi kommer att avslöja mer inom kort<<

Opslået af Dennis Aasberg / Ocean X team på 30. juli 2017

Fakta: Sveriges Utrikesdepartement ljög för oss.
Lyssna noga på vårt möte med utrikesdepartement.
Jag kommer aldrig mer lita på vår regering.
UD lovade oss mycket, men allt var ett spel.
Vi fick inget 0kr bara kostnader.
Varför Margot Wallström???, eller har inte du heller koll på vad som händer? Som vissa andra departement?
>>Vi kommer att avslöja mer inom kort<<

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It is to day 101 years ago, 18 Russian Imperial sailors lost their Lifes.

It is to day 101 years ago, 18 Russian Imperial sailors lost their lifes in a tragic accident when the submarine SOM collided with the Swedish s/s Ångermanland and sank to 88 meters depth. It happened early in the morning 23 May, off the small coastal town of Grisslehamn, located at the Swedish east coast.

A cooperation between Ixplorer and Ocean X Team lead to that SOM was relocated in July 2015.

Relatives to the crew will think of Them to day.

“O Father hear our prayer to Thee,
From your humble servants beneath the sea.

In the depth of ocean oft we stray,
So far from night, so far from day.

We would ask your guiding light to glow,
To make our journey safe below.

Please oft times grant us patient mind,
Then ‘ere the darkness, won’t us blind.

We seek thy protection from the deep,
And grant us peace whene’er we sleep.

Of our homes and loved ones far away,
We ask you care for them each day.

Until we surface once again,
To drink the air and feel the rain.

We ask your guiding hand to show,
A safe progression, sure and slow.

Dear Lord please hear our prayer to Thee,
From your humble servants beneath the sea.”

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