Most of the members of the NBA champions Miami Heat celebrated at the Story Club, in Miami, after winning game seven of the NBA Finals last Thursday evening.
David Grutman, the owner of the nightclub, generously picked up the tab for the Heat, as they ordered 100 bottles of Dom Perignon and three 3-liter bottle of champagne called Jeroboams. The Dom sells at $850 per 750-ml bottle and the Jeroboams go for $5,000 per. Grutman picked up the tab, saying that he was not going to make the Heat pick up the tab.
The Miami-club owner gave the champs a home-bar advantage, as he did indeed charge Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, when his team partied heartily after defeating the Heat to win the NBA championship in 2011 at the same club.
Thursday's championship celebration provided quite the visibility for French winery Moët & Chandon. Not only was its Dom Perignon brand being imbibed by the Heat party at the club, but its Moët Ice Imperial champagne was being “spritzed” in the locker room on television. That wasn't free, though. The company paid to be the official champagne of the Heat's playoff run.