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My husband and I received a gift set of a 1978 Perrier-Jout Fleur de Champagne Special Reserve. It is in a satin lined box with 4 hand painted flutes that match the hand painted bottle. The Champagne is unopened and has been stored in a cool dry place for 36 years. I am sure it is not drinkable at this point, but I can not find any information one what it might be worth to a collector. The bottle and flutes are beautiful. I am hoping to find it's approximate value and the right direction to proceed in finding collectors with interest in purchasing this set.

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Kimberly,
Good vintage Champagne does age very well under ideal wine cellar conditions, however, as you say it is very likely that the wine is not drinkable at this point. Therefore a collector will not be interested in the wine or the set. If you want to try to sell it your best bet is to put it on a wine auction site like winebid.com or wine commune.com. Good luck.

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