Oldest Ruinart Champagne Unearthed in Alsace


A cache of Great Depression-era bottles of Ruinart has been discovered in a private cellar in Alsace, making them the Champagne house’s oldest-known bottles in existence.

The house’s chef de cave Frédéric Panaïotis traveled from Champagne to Alsace after receiving a message from a wine professional that he had two cases in his cellar.

“Late last year he called me and said he had two 24 bottles of 1929 Champagne Ruinart, so I was naturally pretty interested,” Panaïotis told Wine Searcher.


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