Part fashion designer, part luxury goods retailer and all-round rebel Leon Verres makes no apologies for his flamboyant new champagne. At $2.75 million, only five of these Salmanazar bottles holding nine litres of Brut Prestige champagne were created. Thus it comes as no surprise that it has been christened “Le Billionaire Champagne”.
The hefty price tag comes courtesy of the diamond-studded designer casing which is reminiscent of the Russion fur cap, or ‘Shapka’. Presently, four of the bottles have been purchased and the last one will be auctioned off for the benefit of a good cause. For those who still want a taste of the extravagant champagne, 0.75 litre versions are available for $2,750. via