Adding another installment to one of the most enduring marketing partnerships in motion picture history, Champagne Bollinger was again featured in the recent James Bond movies Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
The literary James Bond first encounters Bollinger in the book Diamonds Are Forever, when Tiffany Case sends a quarter-bottle to his cabin on the Queen Elizabeth.
List of Bollinger champagnes used in the movies:
Live and Let Die: Bollinger
Moonraker: Bollinger RD '69
Octopussy: Bollinger RD
A View to a Kill: Bollinger '75
The Living Daylights: Bollinger RD '75
License to Kill: Bollinger RD '79
Goldeneye: Bollinger La Grande Année 1988
Tomorrow Never Dies: Bollinger La Grande Année 1989
The World Is Not Enough: Bollinger La Grande Année 1990
Die Another Day: Bollinger '61 & La Grande Année 1995
Casino Royale: Bollinger La Grande Année 1990
Quantum of Solace: Bollinger
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.
Bollinger 002 for 007
In 2012, the year that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bond in films, Bollinger released the special Bollinger 002 for 007 gift set: a Bond inspired and branded box which contains a bottle of Champagne Bollinger 2002. Read more about this limited edition here, or buy it while it's still available at The Whisky Exchange (£125, they can ship to most countries).
Bollinger 007 Bullet Champagne cooler
During the release of Quantum of Solace in 2008, Bollinger released a very limited series of a magnificent champagne cooler in the shape of a bullet. The cooler holds a bottle of Bollinger 1999. Read more about this collectors' item here.
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.