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French wine that spent 14 months in space on sale with $1 million price tag Updated: 2021-05-06 09:58:55 KST


Have you ever wondered how a bottle of French wine that orbited the Earth for more than a year would taste?
A bottle of Petrus 2000,which spent 14 months aboard the International Space Station is up for sale.
And the auction house Christie's expects a sale price of 1 million U.S. dollars.
The lucky buyer will also get a regular bottle of Petrus that stayed on Earth,alongside the space-aged bottle, to compare the two.
A wine tasting event was held for experts and oenologists, allowing them to get just a sip from the bottle.

"The one that had been up into space, the tannins had softened, the side of more floral aromatics came out. They were both beautiful. The one that had remained on Earth was a little younger than the one that had been to space."

The wine was sent to space to see how the aging process would develop outside Earth's atmosphere.
Reports say at least one bottle from the 12 that were sent to space was opened for tasting.
Aside from the one that will be sold, the other bottles from the dozen will remain unopened and Christie's says there are no plans to sell them.
This is the first time bottles of wine were sent to space.
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