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: James Bond (Roger Moore) orders Bollinger Champagne, slightly chilled, in his San Moniquan Hotel room. The next day, Bond and Rosie Carver share a bottle of Dom Pérignon during their picnic, just before she gets killed.
Moonraker: A bottle of champagne can be seen in a cooler with Bollinger written on it, in the Apollo Airways airplane that crashes in the pre-title sequence. In Holly Goodhead's room in Hotel Danieli in Venice, another bottle of champagne in a Bolinger cooler can be seen. Bond says "Bollinger! If it's '69 you were expecting me!". In the last sequence of the film, Jaws and his girlfriend Dolly drink Bollinger Tradition RD (possibly a 1973 vintage) in the exploding space station.
Octopussy: Octopussy pours herself a glass of Bollinger Tradition RD (vintage unknown) when she meets Bond in her room (Bond has a vodka made from Martini vermouth and Smirnoff vodka, shaken). Bond later fills up her glass once more from the same bottle. Even later, Octopussy smashes a (the same?) bottle on an intruder. Two more Bollinger bottles and some full decanters can be seen in her room on a small table. In the train in Germany, Octopussy, General Orlov and Kamal Khan drink champagne from a bottle that looks like the same Bollinger Tradition RD.
A View to a Kill: Bollinger '75. Plenty of Bollinger Champagne flows at the party at Zorin's horse castle, Château de Chantilly. Bond brings a bottle and two glasses to Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts).
The Living Daylights: Bollinger RD '75. Bond (Timothy Dalton) gets a bottle of Bollinger at Harrods for General Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé) who exclaims delightedly: "Champagne Bollinger RD. The best!".
Licence to Kill: Bollinger RD '79. Bond orders Bollinger RD when he arrives with Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell) in his suite in the Hotel El Presidente in Isthmus City. Three Bollinger bottles can be seen during the wedding of Felix Leiter, and a bottle of Bollinger in a cooler can be seen when Pam Bouvier drinks Bond's martini at the casino.
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.