Armand de Brignac: Most expensive champagne brand of the rich and famous
When the billionaires go out to party, champagne and wines is what they spend most of their money on, besides the generous tipping, which at times is not just restricted to a few hundreds but thousands of dollars to waiters and waitresses. We have earlier told you about the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich rumored $52,000 lunch bill that majored expense on wine and truffles. And, the latest Russian spendthrift in news is another Russian billionaire, whose name remains undisclosed, but has spent a cool $100,000 on a 15L bottle of Armand de Brignac champagne.
The total bill ran into $135,060, including two magnum bottles of Grey Goose, two magnum bottles of Dom Perignon, four bottles of Crisal and three magnum bottles of Laurent Perrier Rosé. And the lucky server too got a handsome $22,510 tip.
This anonymous guy, who is known to be the son of a Russian billionaire, was partying at Chicago’s Board Room nightclub, where he spotted actors Heather Graham and Zac Efron, who were sitting in the same section. In a bid to impress the actors, he dropped a $100,000 on a 15 liter bottle of Armand de Brignac Nebuchadnezzar Champagne, also known as “Ace of Spades.” This is the same champagne bottle (a 30 litre) that was sold for a record-breaking $190,000, earlier this year to Don Johnson, known for his Casinos worldwide.
‘The Midas’ by Armand de Brignac’s is the most expensive champagne choice of the rich and the famous. The champagne house is also known for producing one of the largest bottles of ‘Ace of Spades’ champagne, and also holds the title of being the most expensive bottle of Champagne to be sold at an auction. The bottle measured 100 pounds in weight and needed the efforts of three men to carry it to the venue for display at the auction. The size was known to be the equivalent of 40 regular-sized bottles. It had to be created by eight artists, who ended up making this golden giant bottle, named after Greek mythological King Midas, who could change anything he touched into gold. The auction happened through an exclusive club in London, called OneforOne Park Lane, where Mr. Johnson placed the winning bid.
The champagne brand’s bottles of Ace of Spades are reportedly a favorite of rap star Jay-Z, and have appeared in several of his music videos. Recently, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban spent $90,000 on these golden bottle of Ace of Spades celebrating its team winning in NBA championship at club LIV at Miami’s Fontainebleau.
The other occasions when socializing led to a million dollar bill on expensive champagne include $2.6 million champagne bill of Malaysian billionaire Zhen Low and New York property developer Winston Fisher on 600 bottles of Cristal in a St Tropez nightclub with Paris Hilton as a guest with the group.