Some rudimentary tips regarding bubbly:

1. Bubbly is slang for champagne.

2. It is not authentic champagne unless it’s grown in the region of Champagne, France. That means, put down the bottle of André.

3. The oldest bottle of champagne, in the entire world, predates The French Revolution, WWI, and yo mama (Veracity of last fact pending; confirmed facts have been compiled).

Looking at number three, you may be surprised to know that the bottle is most likely from a brand that has endured to this day: Veuve Clicquot.

VC has a very nice taste, but VC from the time when Louis XVI was bankrupting France-well, they say things get better with age.

The divers who discovered the bottle did the right thing. The drank it. A description of it, from one of those lucky ducks:

“It had a very sweet taste, you could taste oak and it had a very strong tobacco smell. And there were very small bubbles.”

It beat out another bottle, an 1825 bottle of Perrier-Jouet, for the title of oldest champagne.

All the more reason to take up scuba diving in the Baltic Sea. Know more.