DRINKS The Critic At Large … (No. 34)

Posted by on 8. März 2012
Armand de Brignac

This is the big bottle which costs more than a fortune! On the left is a regular champagne bottle ...

Hhmm, that’s a lot of liquid: 6,599 gallons are 30 Liter! And the bottle shins golden. The perly drink is good and they say, it’s the best champagne in the world! Nevertheless, to order such a bottle is purest propaganda for communism. There are very good champagnes for 30 $ or 23 Euro. Even less. Or drink Prosecco, Cava or Sekt. Icecold, 90 % of the population of the globe can’t taste the difference. An American baseballer ordered such a bottle recently in a Las Vegas nightclub, a young hedgefond manager did the same in London‘s posh societyclub „Playground“ – and paid 125 000 pounds (= 199 184 $ or 150 426 Euro). The name of the champagne and the bottle? „Armand de Brignac Midas“. Oh, by the way: The young manager tipped the waiter with 18 540 pounds (= 28 682 $ or 21 661 Euro). I think the guy should be hanged by his balls …

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