The Ridiculously Expensive Bottle Of Champagne You Can Buy At Costco

Champagne is often the celebratory beverage of choice around the holidays. Whether you're using it to toast to the New Year or splashing it into your Christmas morning mimosas, you've likely made sure to work a bottle or few of bubbly into your budget this holiday season. How much is too much to spend, though? $50? $100? How about $829.99?

If "$1,000 or less" is your idea of reasonable for a bottle of the good stuff, Costco has just the thing. Instagrammer @costco_empties shared a photo of an $829.99 bottle of Veuve Clicquot for sale at Costco and asked, "Do you need a 6L bottle of @veuveclicquot to get you through the rest of 2020? Well, @costco has you covered!" User @popthebubbles (perhaps unsurprisingly, given their username) replied, "I need this like no one else." Meanwhile, @heyketogirl simply exclaimed, "Meeeee!" Now that we know there even is such a thing as a six-liter bottle of champagne in real life, let's take a look at the particulars.

Costco's pricey bottle of champagne isn't that great of a deal

If there's anyone that can speak with some authority on massive, ridiculously expensive bottles of champagne, it's the folks at Food & Wine. They helpfully explained a bottle of this size is called a Methuselah which may sound familiar from the Bible. Methuselah lived to be 969 years old, according to Britannica, which coincidentally is about how long it might actually take to finish this bottle of champs. But, we might suggest you don't bother. Food & Wine points out that Costco's $829.99 price tag breaks down to $104 per standard-size bottle. A standard bottle of Veuve Clicquot normally costs around $50. So, you're not exactly getting a deal.

Obviously, a six-liter bottle of champagne is more about the novelty. And, on that note, the people we really want to hear from are the ones who are actually buying an $829.99 Methusala. Is it just DJ Kahled stocking up to make more GIF's? Or are regular folks really splurging on bottles of bubbly that The Champagne Company says will serve 48 people. Surely, no one's throwing that big of a party in 2020 unless they've all quarantined first. But, if you're out there, please show yourselves. We're dying to know all the fizzy details.