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Louis Roederer Cristal, champagne of choice for the discerning rap artist, costs £1,000.
On page two is the really special stuff. A Jeroboam of Krug, the equivalent of four normal bottles, costs £3,000.
Various Methuselahs — each six litres — range from £10,000 to £40,000. That’s equivalent to more than £800 for every single glass.
For the real big spenders, there seems to be only one option, though. At the end of the wine list is a 30-litre, gold-plated Midas of Ace Of Spades champagne, made by high-end producer Armand de Brignac.
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‘Everything is about conspicuous consumption, and people want fireworks and glitter bombs when they order the biggest bottle.’
Henry Conway, London nightclub impresario.
Inside Cirque le Soir, Britain’s most decadent nightclub
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As this elite recline on purple velvet sofas, and hand over black American Express cards to waiters, mere mortals are forced to hover at the bar, where a bottle of lager costs £8 and cocktails start at £15.
On this particular night, the circus entertainment kicked off at around 1am. But the real spectacle had begun earlier, when elite guests started to order outrageously expensive bottles of champagne.
At half-past midnight, for example, the club’s DJ silenced the music (hip-hop or house) and a procession of bare-chested male waiters strode to a corner table carrying ten bottles of Cristal, costing £10,000.
On the neck of each bottle was a fizzing indoor sparkler, which illuminated the room for several minutes, while the waiters danced wildly in front of their customer.
For his £10,000 investment, the purchaser, a middle-aged American, had certainly got himself noticed.
Cirque Du Soir – Ganton st, London