Leader’s Edge published a story encouraging readers to honor the legacy of the inimitable Sean Connery with a glass of Bollinger, Secret Agent 007’s favorite Champagne. While the award-winning actor had a career spanning several decades, he will be remembered most for his iconic portrayal of James Bond. Despite being known for drinking martinis “shaken not stirred,” Bollinger is mentioned 17 times throughout the span of Bond films making it the perfect choice for a commemorative toast..
The writer offers historical and stylistic background on Bollinger before suggesting readers seek out “a non-vintage pure Pinot Noir Champagne called Bollinger PN VZ15, the first permanent addition to the range since 2008.” The story further describes the wine as an “aromatic bomb.” Read the full story HERE
PN, made entirely from Pinot Noir to underscore the very essence and DNA of the House style, is the first new cuvée added to Bollinger’s permanent range since rosé in 2008. Each release of PN, developed as a series to bring Bollinger’s unique vision of Pinot Noir to light, will showcase a different cru from the base year that highlights its distinctive terroir and taste. The first edition of the series, PN VZ15, explores the interpretation of Pinot Noir from Verzenay 2015 and features reserve wines dating back to 2009.
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.