LA Weekly celebrated the release of Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée 007 Limited Edition, as well as Champagne Ayala’s adult “happy meal” at LA hotspot chi SPACCA in a recent story.
The piece explains that “in celebration of over 40 years of partnership as the official champagne of 007 and the upcoming film No Time To Die, Champagne Bollinger has introduced a limited edition bottle and gift box that brings together three icons: Bollinger’s signature Special Cuvée, the Aston Martin DB5, and the legendary British secret agent, James Bond.” Continuing, “the gift box, designed by celebrated Bond photographer Greg Williams, features a silhouette of the British spy alongside his Aston Martin DB5. The Bollinger Special Cuvée features 007 touches on the bottle, including “BOLLINGER 007” on the gold neck collar as well as a 007 seal in place of Bollinger’s classic blazon.”
Additionally, the story targeting Angeleno residents says that Chef Nancy Silverton’s L.A.-based “meat speakeasy” will upgrade its monthly Spacca Burger Saturdays. “Upgrade any of the restaurant’s burger options to an Adult Happy Meal and receive a chic to-go box including a ½ bottle of Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur.” Read more about it HERE. Splash Magazine also reported on the sophisticated take-out experience HEREBollinger-LA-Weekly-9.2.21
From vineyard to bottling, Special Cuvée sees such an extraordinary level of care and attention, it is difficult to place within the non-vintage or, really, any Champagne category. It is a Champagne that stands apart. Within one bottle, all the complexity of flavour, texture and pleasure that Champagne can offer. Special Cuvée is truly a journey of devotion from Bollinger.
Brut Majeur is the epitome of a non-vintage brut from a great, historic House and is the finest ambassador for the House’s freshness and elegance. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, coupled with extended aging in Ayala’s cellars and a low dosage, make this wine suitable for any occasion.
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.
Ayala is one of the most exciting stories in Champagne today, almost the definition of a boutique Champagne producer. Independently owned, a small, young and dynamic team handles every step of production from grape reception to labeling in their jewel of a facility with incredible precision, crafting Chardonnay-focused wines that deliver immense pleasure, freshness, and elegance.