Nothing says Happy New Year like a fancy bottle of bubbly. Champagne is the life and soul of the party—without it, rap videos would seize to exist and weddings would be a bore. But not all champagne is created equal—some is cheap and easy, while some is pricy and hard-to-get. Since we specialize in luxury, we’ve compiled a list of the world’s top 5 most expensive champagne bottles that you’ll only find at the world’s most glamorous New Year’s parties. Check these out:
5. Krug 1928 – $21,000
Many champagne connoisseurs believe that this bottle holds the greatest champagne ever made. The bottle was on sale in the UK in 1939 when the country broke out in war. Luckily, the champagne survived long enough to grow in ampleness, depth and complexity.
4. Dom Pérignon Rose Gold (Methuselah, 6 liter, 1996): $49,000
Nicknamed the “King of Champagnes”, this bottle is one of 35 gold-plated bottles in existence. The metal casing is dipped in rose gold, so buyers are instructed to wear white silk gloves when pouring.
3. Pernod Ricard Perrier Jouet – $50,000
Marketed to the elite class, these exclusive sets contain 12 bottles of personalized champagne. If buyers are picky, they are instructed to fly to Eastern France to choose the type of liquor they want in their bubbly.
2. Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck – $275,000
This bottle’s history is more fascinating than your grandpa’s war stories — in 1998, it was salvaged from a sunken ship. Destined for the Russian Imperial family, the ship was torpedoed by a German submarine in 1916. It never made it to Russia, but if you make the right offer to the right owner, it could make it to your New Year’s party!
1. Goût de Diamants – $1.8 million
Meet the world’s most expensive bottle of champagne. Translating to “Taste of Diamonds”, this is one bottle that you don’t want to toss in the recycling bin. The champagne itself is made from succulently ripened grapes, and more importantly, the bottle’s logo is encrusted with 19-carat diamonds. When you’ve polished off the bottle, you can wear it as a necklace!