What really makes a glass of champagne special? Is it the flavor? The bubbles? The sense of celebration? The people you're drinking it with? Maybe it's the private skydiver delivering it via 13,500-foot freefall.
It's Memorial Day weekend at the Hamptons, and what better way to celebrate than by having a man jump out of an airplane to bring you a wind-chilled, $25,000 bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé Luminour? According to the New York Post, Derek and Daniel Koch's Day & Night party at Gurney's Inn in Montauk says it will offer the skydive service rain or shine. According to the party's organizers, hurtling through the air gets the champagne nice and cold, and the champagne is then delivered by parachute. We hope the death-defying jump doesn't shake the bottle up too much.
To be only slightly outdone in the art of champagne pouring, Pink Elephant in Southampton will be serving methuselahs (eight bottles) of Dom Pérignon for $30,000, sabred open tableside.
Of course, drinking good champagne is pretty exciting in its own right, so don't feel bad if you don’t have a skydiver or a swordsman around to pour it for you. Just check out some of our best champagne recipes for a presentation that's really special.