Latham shop offers very rare Champagne

01 Dec

LATHAM — Craig Allen has an intriguing item up for sale at his All Star Wines & Spirits store in Latham Farms.

Here’s how he describes it:

“Be the only one in the world to have a 15 liter bottle of the No. 1 rated Champagne in the world — Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” — at your own party wherever you want. No club price, no tip …Your bottle, your party, your place.”

As Allen explains it, only 25 bottles of the “Ace of Spades” were created for the world, only 14 of them were sent to the U.S., 13 of which went to clubs and restaurants. “We have the 14th bottle.”

As he notes, “Serious inquiries only.” All Star’s phone number is (518) 220-9463.

The “Ace of Spades” offering was made by Champagne Cattier of Chigny-les-Roses, France. It is packaged in a gold metallic bottle originally developed by Cattier for the Andre Courreges fashion house. All labels for each bottle of Armand de Brignac are made of real pewter, polished and applied by hand.

They are a prestige cuvee style of Champagne, bottled at 12.5% abv.

In addition, All Star has a tasting scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, with samples of 50 or so different wines available.

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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Capital Region, Tasting Event, Upstate


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