Did Drake Just Blow $275,000 on a Bottle of Champagne?

Is any Champagne worth six figures? Yes, apparently.

If you’ve spent time in nightclubs in Las Vegas, Miami, New York or any big city, you know the hefty price tags that come with bottle service. But while you might have begrudgingly forked over a cool $350 for a bottle of vodka (cue the eye roll), would you ever spend, oh, thousands and thousands of dollars on a bottle of champs?

Photo courtesy of Armand de Brignac/Facebook.

If you’re Drake, you’d do it, and in a very interesting, passive-aggressive way. What happened? Apparently, as Drake was performing at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, he threw some shade at rapper Funkmaster Flex and radio station Hot 97. This isn’t Drake’s first feud, but it is one that gets a little complicated. His last tiff was with MTV personality and co-host on Power 105 (a competitor radio station), Charlamagne tha God. But that’s old news because the two bros were seen (and Instagrammed) sippin’ on bottles of bubbly that reportedly cost $7000 a pop. (We’re no experts on celebrity fights or anything, but we’d say they’re working together to team up against the other two. Or at least that’s how these things go, right?)

We can’t speculate on the future of their friendship or anything, but here's the deal with that pricey Champagne. Consider yourself warned because this is #cray: Drake’s bubbly of choice, the Armand de Brignac Rosé 30L Midas champagne, aka Ace of Spades (pictured above), runs up into the six figures. In Las Vegas, Hakkasan’s MGM Grand offers a bottle of Armand de Brignac champagne that comes with eight people to tend to your party for the whole night and a bottle that weighs 100 pounds, is four-feet tall, is the equivalent to 40 normal bottles….

...and costs $275,000. Which comes to about $6,800 a bottle.

Wow.

So why does this Champagne seem to be made of diamonds, gold and unicorn tears? Well, for one thing, it's old, or at least the brand is. The sparkling wine comes from the Cattier house in the Champagne village of Chigny-les-Roses, France. The family behind it has been fostering and harvesting grapes since 1763, and the company is currently owned by Jean-Jacques Cattier and his son, Alexandre. But this trusted brand really got its caché (and rapid growth) when another rapper, Jay-Z, fell in love with it. You’ve heard the references in Beyonce’s "Drunk in Love" and in his song, "Show Me What You Got."

Now we’re just waiting for Drake’s debut song to come out about this apparently #WorthIt champs.

 

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