Bollinger Celebrates 40 Years Of James Bond Movies With 2 Limited-Edition Releases
by Rudy Sanchez on 10/11/2019 | 2 Minute Read
James Bond has maintained his enduring status as a ladies' man for decades. His preference for vodka martini cocktails is well known, but Agent 007 is no stranger to bubbly, given all the cavorting and tomfoolery that comes with the title of international secret agent.
That bubbly has been Bollinger champagne since 1979. To commemorate the four decades-long relationship, and timed to coincide with the release of the latest Bond installment No Time To Die, the champagne maker released two limited-edition bottles inspired by the longtime relationship between the film series and Bollinger.
The Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition is a magnum of Bollinger 2007 set inside a Saint Louis crystal ice bucket, both come encased in a pewter and wood enclosure designed by Eric Berthes modeled after the iconic space shuttle from the same Bond film. Limited to 407 handmade examples, you'll find this release for those on Her Majesty’s expense account at a recommended retail price of $5,600.
The second package is the 007 Limited Edition Millésimé 2011, a 75cL bottle of a 2011 Bollinger. The grapes are Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru village of Ay, where they first established the House of Bollinger in 1829. This wine marks the first time both the village and the vintage were used exclusively by Bollinger to create a dedicated wine. The bottle comes in a wooden and clear box featuring a lid etched with the names of the 25 Bond films that comes propped up with hydraulic lifts. Unlike the Moonraker magnum, this bottle has a slightly more down-to-earth retail price of $189.
“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 that 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,” said Etienne Bizot, Société Jacques Bollinger CEO, via a press release.