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8 January 2018 News

Champagne Bollinger and Champagne Ayala were recently featured in an article titled “6 BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE PERFECT FOR ANY NEW YEAR’S PARTY” in LA Confidential and Gotham magazine. The magazines praised the Ayala Rosé No. 8 Brut for its “crispy, bright flavors with notes of berries, blackcurrant, and pear.” As for Champagne Bollinger’s La Grand Année 2007, the magazines said that “Bollinger’s prestige cuvée certainly lives up to the hype.”

Here are the individual reviews:

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You can find the full article in LA Confidential here and the full article in Gotham here.

 
8 January 2018 News

2002 Bollinger Champagne RD was recently featured in Stephan Reinhardt of robertparker.com’s list of the best wines of 2017. Reinhardt praised the wine for its flavors: “Very pure and fine on the chalky nose, with well-defined fruit, whole wheat bread and a discreet touch of honey.” The author went on to say that the 2002 RD “is very complex and concentrated, tight and tensioned—but not austere—and is fine, very long and highly promising. Simply a very great Champagne!”

Read the rest of the article here.

 

 
18 December 2017 News

On December 15th Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post gave Bollinger Rosé Brut an excellent review, praising the Rosé for its “aromas of strawberries and raspberries, with a hint of rose petals” (“6 Bottles of Holiday Bubbles”). Mc Intyre went on to say that the Bollinger Rosé Brut’s unique flavors linger, producing a “satisfying, smile-inducing finish.”

Click here to read the article!

 

 
22nd November 2017 News

Both Ayala Brut Majeur Tins and Bollinger Rosé 2006 Special Limited Edition were recently featured in the Forbes Holiday Gift Guide. Writer Larry Olmsted calls Ayala “the best Champagne house many people have never heard of” and Brut Majeur a “distinctive gift that also happens to be delicious.” As for Bollinger Rosé 2006, he writes that it’s “available for gifting in a limited edition metallic gift box that says ‘wow.’”

Read the full article here

 
26 July 2017 News

Check out not one but two great pieces in Robb Report (March, July) featuring Champagne Bollinger:

March 2017
Full back-page feature on VVF 2005, which Christie’s VP Scott Torrence recommends as a wise purchase for collectors, calling it “the pinnacle of what one can collect in Champagne.” Click here to read it.

July 2017
In a multi-page spread on items holding the Royal Warrant of the British Royal Family, great text and images around Bollinger in a sub-section called, “Bottles Royale.”

A quote from Guy de Rivoire captures Bollinger’s always-classy approach: “Bollinger proudly features the Royal Warrant on each bottle it produces—not for any commercial reason, but because we believe it is an honor.”

Click here to for more.

 
24 July 2017 News, Videos

 

Be sure to check out the latest YouTube video from Bollinger, entitled “A Vineyard and Its People.” This is not flashy, not “luxury”—it’s the pure and simple beauty of the care that goes into the vineyards at Bollinger.

 
1 March 2017 News

Fine Wine Magazine featured the long history of Champagne Bollinger and Royal Ascot in the article “Courses for Horses: Royal Ascot Fine Wining and Dining.” The piece highlights the complexity and versatility of the wines especially with food pairings. Katherine Houston, author, notes:

“Bollinger Special Cuvée is a highly original Non-Vintage Champagne, not least because the house uses reserve wines stored in magnum under cork, allowing the oxidative aging process to contribute to the distinctive house style. Bollinger devotes an enormous amount of cellar space — roughly one third of the total — to its reserve wine, some 700,000 containers, for five to 15 years, but has patiently persevered with this method since 1892. It is a huge investment of labor and space, but certainly worthwhile for the depth and complexity of the resulting wine.”

Read the full article here.

 

 
21 February 2017 News

We are thrilled to share Food & Wine featured Champagne Bollinger in an article titled “6 Ultra-Blingy Champagnes for Valentine’s Day.” The story features the 2002 Bollinger R.D. Brut as one of the best vintage buys on the market – essentially also reinforcing the overall quality of the House as among the finest. See below for an excerpt.

“When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you’ve got a few options. One is to drink cheap beer in front of the TV by yourself, and wonder what you did to deserve such a miserable fate. That’s not so much fun; at the very least go out and look at the stars or something, and ponder the immensity of the universe, and consider the fact that God, after all, is single, too. Another, albeit somewhat more mundane course, is to drink something tasty with your significant other, maybe a glass or two of Prosecco, or some sweet wine with dessert. Nice enough; why not?”

Click here to read the full PDF

 
6 February 2017 News

Bollinger takes first place this year in Drinks International annual survey of World’s Most Admired Champagne Brands, beating out Krug, Louis Roederer, Pol Roger, and Billecart-Salmon, which make up the top five most admired sparklers. Check out the tremendous, almost gushing comments here!

 
30 January 2017 News

We’re happy to share an article on Maxim.com featuring Champagne Bollinger as one of the “ 18 Great Gifts to Give Her on Valentine’s Day.” The story praises Bollinger Rosé as one of the best gifts for women on Valentine’s and includes an image and brief description.

Please see here for the PDF version of the article and here for a link to the story.