In the spirit of tonight’s ‘Champagne Wars’ at Barcode we thought we’d take a look at some of the most expensive champagne in the world. To give you an idea, Cristal is most popularly the most expensive bottle of champagne sold at clubs in DC, like Ultrabar and sold for an average of $600 ($250-$300 retail). But, that’s pennies because once you see what big time ballers spend of their bubbly, our $30 bottle of champagne at Barcode Tuesday nights never looked so good!
Cristal Brut 1990 “Methuselah”
Dom Perignon White Gold Jeroboam
Also in 2005, Dom Perignon made topped the charts at the world’s most expensive bubbly. These three-liter limited edition bottles made of white gold and dubbed the Dom Perignon White Gold Jeroboam were sold for a New Years celebration.
Not only do you get a set of 12 bottles (100 sets sold total) you have to travel to Eastern France and personalize a flavor of liqueur. The elite from all over the world have purchased their set which includes storage for your champagne to age for eight months. Sounds like a lot of work for a glass of champs.
Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck
In 1916, the Russian Imperial family was expecting a shipment of their favorite champagne from the Heidsieck vineyard in Champagne, France. En route, the shipwreck off the coast of Finland caused the bottles to be lost at sea for over 80 years, until divers discovered over 200 bottles in 1997. Now the pricey bottles are sold to guests at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow.