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Have 2 bottles 'A.Rothschild & Co 'Grand reserve Brut.One 1976 the second 1979.
Kept in dark, room temperatures , standing and layed flat.
Will the contents be worthy of opening for celebration drink or are they at risk of going off ?
would they have any value as re-sale ?

Hi Nigel,

I'm afraid you'd be running a severe risk if you were to serve these at a celebration as they are now very old for any Champagne - even if you had always kept these cool instead of at room temperature.

Come back telling me whereabouts in the UK you are and I'll see if I know any auctioneer who might accept them.




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