When Paris Hilton threw a bottle of $350,000 champagne all over a dance floor, we could say ‘typical’. This New Year’s top champagne story is the offer of the 30L Armand de Brignac ‘Midas’ champagne bottle for a staggering $100,000 at Las Vegas’ prime party zone, XS at the Encore. The bottle was bought a night later at UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez’s after party, UFC 125 – the flash news however is that no one knows who the buyer is! Two strong men were employed to carry the 80-pound bottle over to the high roller’s table. The event featured some big shots like Gilbert Melendez, Urijah Faber, Jake Shields and Bruce Buffer but it needn’t necessarily be any of them. This can’t be Paris either because there is nothing ‘secret’ about her retail extravaganza.
It’s no wonder then that TravelsinTaste heard the world’s largest bottle of champagne, a 30L vessel of Armand de Brignac, sold for $100,000 to one high rolling guest at XS. UFC announcer Bruce Buffer interrupted the party to announce the purchase to the club, which erupted in excitement. The XS team delivered the 80+ lbs. bottle to the table while on-lookers stared and snapped photos. The bottle arrived at XS on New Year’s Eve and the team put a challenge up to its guests, saying the buyer would get to perform the countdown to midnight, but the bottle sold to an anonymous guest in celebration of the New Year, kicking the nightclub off to one excessive start in 2011!
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