Jay Z’s New Champagne Is So Expensive Americans Would Have To Work 33 Hours To Buy A Bottle
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This article originally appeared on Money

Jay Z produces some pretty expensive champagne.

Armand de Brignac, the champagne brand owned by the Grammy winner, unveiled a new bottle this week, Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two, Bloomberg reports. It’s also known more simply as A2. The champagne will hit the market with a price tag of $850, meaning Americans would have to work 33 hours to buy one bottle. That’s based on the average hourly wage for Americans on private nonfarm payrolls, which was $26.09 an hour as of February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Customers with the cash to spare will have to move quickly: A2 is on sale starting April 18 but only 2,333 bottles will be sold.

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The company’s CEO told Bloomberg that while Jay Z didn’t have much direct influence on the brand, “he always has a few bottles on hand for a celebration”

 

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