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I have a bottle of cruse and file fre'res French red table wine that appears to be from 1819. Do you know anything about this wine?

Hi Heather,

I'm afraid that date doesn't refer to your wine but to the history of the company, see

I couldn't tell you anything about your bottle without knowing the full text from the label so please come back if you'd like to know about it.

(I can tell you now though that any bottle described as 'French table wine' will be from the lowest quality tier and that you'll find it very difficult to sell lawfully in the US as the potential value will be well below the minimum value thresholds set by auctioneers.)




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