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Champagne Bollinger and James Bond celebrate 40 years partnership with two special editions

11 October, 2019

Champagne Bollinger is celebrating its 40th year in partnership with James Bond with the launch of two special editions: the Moonraker 2007 magnum in a unique Eric Berthes-designed gift box and a No Time To Die-inspired Millésimé 2011.

Bollinger Moonraker 2007 limited edition

In 1979, Champagne Bollinger appeared on screen with the release of Moonraker, becoming the Official Champagne for the famous British secret agent. The partnership has evolved over the years and is now a recognisable part of the legacy of both brands.

Etienne Bizot, Société Jacques Bollinger CEO: "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 Tribute to Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition

The movie Moonraker, released forty years ago, featured James Bond whose mission took him on an outer space adventure. It was the movie in which the Bond and Bollinger partnership began.

In the film, a bottle of Bollnger 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 Bollinger 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 R.D. (possibly a 1973 vintage) in the exploding space station (read more about Bollinger in other James Bond films)

Bollinger Tribute to Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition

A Bollinger 2007 magnum is hidden a Moonraker space shuttle inspired case designed by Eric Berthes

To celebrate their 40 year partnership, Champagne Bollinger and 007 pay tribute to their shared heritage and revisit the space shuttle created by legendary production designer Ken Adam.

Champagne Bollinger enlisted designer Eric Berthes to re-imagine the Moonraker space shuttle. Crafted from pewter and wood veneer, encasing a Saint Louis crystal ice bucket and a magnum of Bollinger 2007, the Bond vintage par excellence.

Bollinger Tribute to Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition open case magnum

A Bollinger 2007 magnum is hidden a Moonraker space shuttle inspired case

Each numbered piece has been crafted and finished by hand, making it unique.

Bollinger Tribute to Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition Millesime 2007

Bollinger Millésimé 2007 magnum bottle

The Moonraker 2007 is limited edition release of 407 copies, with a RRP of £4,500, you can order one at The Finest Bubble.

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The 40th anniversary of the partnership will be celebrated in Paris on the 7th of November, with a special unveiling of the Bollinger Tribute to Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition.

Bollinger 007 Limited Edition Millésimé 2011

To mark the release of the upcoming movie No Time To Die, the 25th instalment of the James Bond series, the House has created a limited edition wine dedicated to 007, with a 2011 vintage inspired by the world of Bond.

Bollinger 25 movies millesime 2011 limited edition

The bottle and case are adorned with movie titles from the previous 24 films

The jet-black 75cl bottle is adorned with the number "25", formed from the titles of the previous films, which are similarly etched on the glass of the wooden box.

Bollinger Limited Edition Millesime 2011

The 2011 vintage, an atypical year, inspired Cellar Master to produce a unique champagne, created entirely from Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru village of Aÿ, where the House was first established in 1829. This is the first time that both the vintage and village have been used exclusively by Bollinger to make a dedicated wine. The excellent 2011 harvest in Aÿ, produced complex, powerful and harmonious Pinot Noirs, fully expressed in this characterful wine.

The Bollinger 007 Limited Edition Millésimé 2011 is available for pre-sale starting James Bond Day on the 5th of October 2019 and will be delivered at the end of October (RRP £150, for example at The Finest Bubble in London).

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Comments

Since I was old enough to know whom he was I was a fan... Long live James Bond series. Shaken not stirred. Looking forward to the next installment. Although the writers should install a Jaws like character to enhance the essence of that missing link..makes for a better story line. Just go for it. Bond always and forever.

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