Turns out, 007 doesn’t just like a dry martini, shaken, not stirred. He also has a penchant for bubbly. And to commemorate that, Bollinger has released two limited edition bottles.
No Time to Die, the latest in the James Bond series will be releasing early next year. To celebrate this, Bollinger is releasing a rare 2011 vintage champagne. It comes in a stylish black bottle 25 shaped label containing all the titles of the Bond films. This wine is the first Bollinger made from Pinot Noir grapes picked from the Grand Cru village of Aÿ, where the very first Bollinger was established in 1829. This wine was released on October 5, to celebrate James Bond day, for pre-order, at a price of £150.
Etienne Bizot, CEO of Société Jacques Bollinger, said, “It brings me an immense amount of pride to be celebrating 40 years of partnership between Bollinger and James Bond, it is a testament to the friendship started in 1979, between my father Christian Bizot and James Bond producer Cubby Broccoli. A friendship based on our shared values such as excellence and elegance.”
Bollinger has also released a £4,500 wine in an Eric Berthes-designed gift box. This bottle is inspired by the film Moonraker which released in 1979. It’s a pewter and wood veneer space shuttle shaped box that also holds a Saint Louis crystal ice bucket and a magnum of Bollinger 2007. Moonraker was a space-themed film and featured Roger Moore as 007.
Bollinger first appeared on 1973 in Live and Let Die, when Bond ordered for this drink in the film. Bollinger only became the official champagne of this popular franchise in 1979, and is now celebrating 40 years of that partnership.