Immediately recognizable the classic green Champagne-Style Wine bottles recovered from the SS Republic are very similar to the ones in use today. The most notable difference is the more defined indention on the bottom known as a “kick-up” or “punt”. One theory is that the punt helps strengthen the heavy glass bottle so that it can withstand the pressure of carbonation. Their durability may be one of the reasons 175 bottles in two sizes survived the 1,700 foot descent to the ocean floor- some recovered with corks still intact.
Although the term “Champagne” refers specifically to the sparkling wine from the Champagne region in France, this design was also used for wine and beer during the mid-1800s. Large numbers have been excavated at Civil War-era Army forts where soldiers were not likely drinking champagne.
Whereas every effort has been made to choose the best examples of shipwreck artifacts for our collectors, some blemishes and imperfections will be evident due to the harsh conditions the pieces have been subjected to during their years in the deep ocean.
SS Republic Champagne-Style Wine Bottle
Bottle approximately 30 cm tall
- Display stand with engraved SS Republic plaque
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Bottles from the Deep book
If the product you received does not meet your expectations a return or exchange is permitted within 30 days of purchase. All items being returned or exchanged must be in their original condition and complete with all packaging, certificate of authenticity and promotional gifts as applicable. All authentic shipwreck artifacts will be examined on an individual basis for any tampering or damage. Seascape Artifacts Exhibits, Inc. reserves the right to decline the return or exchange if an artifact has been damaged or altered in any way. Refunds will be issued between 5-10 business days using the original payment method.