A bottle of champagne sold for a record amount of 2.5 million dollars
Shammi Shinh, the British entrepreneur who ordered and sold the bottle, said he hoped the bubbly Champagne could boost the NFT market at a time when it, and other financial markets, are significantly back.
“I hope for more awareness – I want people to understand NFTs now,” Shinh said. He said the Champagne, and his collaboration with the artist, Mig, could be the first of a limited edition.
Château Avenue Foch is a new brand. Champagne Premier Cru grapes were grown at Allouchery, a family estate in Chamery.
Giovanni Buono told the Journal that the brothers had no intention of opening the bottle.
Their purchase was made privately. In the public wine market, vintage bottles normally fetch high prices. In 2020, a bottle of the famous castaway Heidsieck 1907 champagne sold for $275,000 in Moscow. En route to the Tsar in 1916, the story goes, the cargo was sunk by a German U-boat and recovered by Finnish divers decades later.