Forbes columnist Larry Olmsted wrote a dedicated feature story, “James Bond 007 x Bollinger Might Be Your Perfect Holiday Champagne,” highlighting Champagne Bollinger’s new limited edition bottling. The detailed piece focuses on the 2011 vintage and the House’s relationship with the James Bond franchise. Olmsted begins by stating “there are a lot of great houses in Champagne, but few boast such an amazing track record of excellence.” The story adds that Bollinger is not only the preferred Champagne of 007 but also the Royal family, having received the Royal Warrant in 1884 and appearing at the wedding of Princess Diana. Delving into more technical details of the wine, he notes that the rarity of the liquid being a blanc de noirs is a real stunner – a special treat for the holidays. The story is absolutely worth reading in full to learn more about the wine and the history of Bollinger’s partnership with Agent 007. Read it HERE
This limited edition cuvée celebrates 2 important milestones. Firstly, it celebrates the historic partnership between Bollinger and Bond. Bollinger has been the exclusive Champagne partner of Bond since 1979, so 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of their relationship. Secondly, it celebrates the release of the upcoming movie, No Time to Die, which will be the 25th movie in the series (and Bollinger’s 15th Bond movie since the start of the partnership).
Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marques that’s still family owned. Known for its rich, elegant and polished style of Champagne, their outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail and incredibly labor-intensive practices that few houses are willing to undertake. Underscoring its excellence, Bollinger has remained British secret agent James Bond's Champagne of choice since 1973.