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Liberty Hall Museum Wine Cellar Yields 1796 Vintage

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A six-month restoration project at Liberty Hall Museum in Old wine found in museum's cellar. (David J. Del Grande/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 07:54 AM

The Liberty Hall Museum's wine cellar in New Jersey has yielded cases of Madeira nearly as old as the United States.

The museum in Union said it discovered almost three full cases of Madeira wine dating to 1796 while restoring its wine cellar. NJ.com reported per The Associated Press that the museum also found 42 large glass jugs dating to the 1820s.

Madeira is a fortified wine.

Bill Schroh, director of operations at Liberty Hall, said it was the best wine to ship during the 18th century because it almost never spoils — even centuries later if stored properly.

Liberty Hall President John Kean says he's sampled the wine. He compares it to a sweet sherry.

The museum said the monetary value of the wine cannot be made public.

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