Champagne Bollinger first time in a James Bond film ”Live And Let Die” 1973
Whisper with Champagne Bollinger
Adding another installment to one of the most enduring marketing partnerships in motion picture history, Champagne Bollinger was again featured in a James Bond movie – Casino Royale.
Champagne Bollinger has been featured as 007’s Champagne of choice in some novels of Ian Fleming, as well as the movies.
List of Bollinger champagnes used in the movies: Live and Let Die: Bollinger … Moonraker: Bollinger RD ’69 License to Kill: Bollinger RD ’75 The Living Daylights: Bollinger … Goldeneye: Bollinger Grande Année 1988 Tomorrow Never Dies: Bollinger Grande Année 1989 The World Is Not Enough: Bollinger Grande Année 1990 Die Another Day: Bollinger ’61 Casino Royale: Bollinger Grande Année 1990
The relationship began when the Broccoli-Wilson family, producers of the Bond films, sought a wine to match Bond’s impeccable taste and refined personality. Not surprisingly, they chose Champagne Bollinger, long acknowledged as one of the world’s finest Champagnes. A mutual friendship developed between the Broccoli-Wilson family and the Bollinger family, and Champagne Bollinger has remained a Bond favorite even as the torch has been passed from Roger Moore to Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and now Daniel Craig.
More about Bollinger: Founded in 1829, Champagne Bollinger introduced the world to an instantly recognizable, dry, toasty style that connoisseurs around the globe covet. Six generations of the Bollinger family have maintained the trademark style of their namesake Champagne and it is one of a few remaining Grande Marque houses owned, controlled and managed by the same family since its founding.
Bollinger relies on its own estate for more than 60 percent of its grape requirements, including the Pinot Noir that gives its Champagne much of its distinctive strength and structure. Bollinger is one of a select few houses that can control the quality of its grape supply so carefully. Bollinger is renowned for its use of traditional methods that include extensive use of Pinot Noir, individual vinification of each marc and cru, barrel fermentation and extra-aging of all of its Champagnes on the lees prior to disgorgement