Usain Bolt Celebrates Olympic Gold With $125,568 Bottle of Champagne


Usain BoltUsain Bolt is totally on my radar after winning pretttyy big in London, and looking very handsome in the process I might add. Actually, let me rephrase that. The man epically dominated and made "Bolt" a household name. So naturally, how does an Olympic superstar celebrate breaking a world record for the 4 x 100m relay? With champagne. Not just any champagne, though. A $125,568 bottle of champagne called Ace of Spades.

Yup. You read that right. Over the weekend Bolt partied 'til 6 in the morning with some of his friends by poppin' bottles of pricey bubbly at a London nightclub called Movida.

I just can't help myself. Let's get down to business and do some math.

The bottle, which was 15 liters, is equivalent to 20 bottles of champagne. That would make it $6,278.40 per "bottle." Last time I checked, there's roughly six glasses of champagne in a bottle. That's $1,046.40 a glass. For a casual sipper, I'd say there are about 16 sips in a glass. That's $65.40 a sip.

Holy. Shit.

Hey, to each his own I suppose. I was actually with a friend of mine last week at a restaurant when a man at the table next to us ordered a $1,200 bottle of champagne and offered us a glass. There I sat, sipping my expensive bit of bubbly contemplating how much each sip cost. I guess I can feel a little bit better knowing it wasn't $65.40 each. It still feels uber wasteful though.

I can't help but wonder, how much does it ACTUALLY cost to make these pricey bottles of champagne? Is celebrating with cake just not as cool and hip anymore? Because hey, as much as I love the bubbly stuff, I really love some baked goods. I bake a mean blondie, Usain. Let me know if you're interested.

Have you ever sipped pricey champagne? Can you blame Bolt for wanting to ball out?


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nonmember avatar Cass

Not how I'd celebrate personally, but good for him! He can afford it and he earned every cent. Definitely not my place to judge.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

It's not so much the cost to bottle and make the champagne that accounts for its high cost, it's more about the age and town or winery of origin in France (since this sparkling white wine can only be called "champagne" if it comes from Champagne, France) that determines cost.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Ng Also, I hope Bolt is planning to use some of his fame and fortune to help the children who live in poverty in Jamaica. They could really benefit from some running clinics and a role model like Bolt.

Lulu425 Lulu425

@Fleurdelys3110 - Just to confirm, Bolt didn't buy the bottle himself, it was gifted to him.

jalaz77 jalaz77

This guy is arrogant. Regardless on whether he bought it or if it was a gift to him. He is so arrogant.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

@Lulu, I know. My second comment was just an addendum. Since he's so famous and a role model to many Jamaican children, he should use it to his advantage.

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