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A find l have been holding on to for a while

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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Wow, is it still sealed with contents? What's the re-corking date? Do you know the story behind it? If that's actually wine from 1815 that could be a pretty special find. I wonder what the relation is to the Battle of Waterloo.
 

dulsysaylor

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May 19, 2010
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Was given to me along with others and yes there is still some in it. IT BELONGED TO SOMEONE IN THE MILLITARY WHO HAS PASSED.
 

yacorie

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Dec 10, 2018
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It’s probably not drinkable but I would do my best to try and track down the provenance if at all possible.
Very cool piece
 

Brewster113

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May 9, 2019
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Branchton, ont. Canada
I beg to differ about it not being drinkable, I purchased a few years ago a large jug from George Bernhardt from Galt. It had a cork in it and a paper label that said red wine. This was at least 100 plus years old, I pulled the cork and poured some of the contents out and it was absolutely marvellous. I had some of my wine snob friends out and they tried some and equated it to a fine Madera wine. When this wine was made they were in the habit of fortifying wine with alcohol so there is a good chance it is ok. Saying that I would not open it as that would negate the true value.
Bruce
 

yacorie

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Dec 10, 2018
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I beg to differ about it not being drinkable, I purchased a few years ago a large jug from George Bernhardt from Galt. It had a cork in it and a paper label that said red wine. This was at least 100 plus years old, I pulled the cork and poured some of the contents out and it was absolutely marvellous. I had some of my wine snob friends out and they tried some and equated it to a fine Madera wine. When this wine was made they were in the habit of fortifying wine with alcohol so there is a good chance it is ok. Saying that I would not open it as that would negate the true value.
Bruce
I based my response on his post which made it sound like there was just some left and the cork has been leaking for 150 years.
 

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