The Most Expensive Bottle of Champagne is Bought in London for $190,000 (120,000 GBP) by U.S. Professional Gambler and Businessman

Jun 27, 2011, 11:47 ET from Armand de Brignac

LONDON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night (Sunday June 26th), a stunning 30L "Midas" bottle of Armand de Brignac ("Ace of Spades") Gold Champagne was purchased at London's exclusive members club OneForOne Park Lane by Don Johnson, a professional gambler and US businessman dubbed "The Champagne King".

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The bottle purchased was an Armand de Brignac Midas, the world's largest luxury bottle of Champagne, weighing 100 pounds (45kg), is equivalent to 40 regular-sized bottles and is handcrafted by just eight expert artisans. The rare, large-format bottle's name comes from King Midas, remembered in Greek mythology for the ability to turn whatever he touched into gold, and the bottle sold in London is only one of six in existence!

It took three strong men at OneForOne to carry the bottle into the venue and pour it every time someone wanted a drink.

The buyer of this exclusive Armand de Brignac Midas Champagne bottle, Don Johnson was in London this weekend to visit his personal friend Jon Bon Jovi and attend the Bon Jovi concert in Hyde Park. When he isn't putting casinos in the red, Johnson enjoys partying in exclusive clubs around the world and has been such a fascination of late creating a huge buzz worldwide with elite crowds and celebrities alike.  Later this summer, he is set to host Pamela Anderson's birthday party in Las Vegas.

This is not the first time OneForOne has made headlines.  Early this year when the club opened, it sold what was previously the most expensive bottle of Champagne sold in London – a 15L Armand de Brignac Nebuchadnezzar Champagne bottle, which was purchased by an anonymous European businessman for 80,000 GBP ($127,600).  Whilst in the US, Johnson heard about the record sale through his lifestyle manager and director of Raibin Productions, Sophie Raibin and decided to pay OneForOne a visit and break the previous record.  Along with the 120,000 GBP ($190,000) Armand de Brignac Midas Champagne bottle, Johnson also bought an Armand de Brignac Methuselah for 25,000 GBP ($39,800).  The total bill at the end of the night was a whooping 168,118 GBP ($268,100).

Armand de Brignac Champagne is also no stranger to headlines and recently made news across the world when NBA Dallas Mavericks and NHL Boston Bruins both chose to celebrate their Championship victories with the luxury Champagne brand.

Armand de Brignac, the world's number one rated Champagne, is a prestige cuvee handcrafted and produced using old-world techniques by a staff of just eight people in a single-family owned vineyard and house established in 1763 in Chigny-les-Roses, France.

OneForOne is a boutique nightclub created and designed for those who want the best in service.  Guests enjoy private rooms, and an individual host for each table.

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