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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Champagne Bottle

August 22, 2019

Champagne bottleAt least 23 alcohol-related glass vessels (wine, ale or porter, whiskey bottles, champagne, or spirit bottles or flasks) were recovered during the 1999 Second Fort Crawford excavations in Prairie du Chien.  Pictured is a complete champagne bottle found at the base of a privy. It is dark olive green/black and patinated. This bottle has a flat string rim below a flat-topped lip, and a kick-up in the base. It is not certain whether this bottle contained champagne or French wine.