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17 June 2016 News

Bollinger Special Cuvée was the exclusive Champagne of the Tony Awards VIP after party at the Baccarat Hotel in NYC on Sunday night—and there was a ton of great press from it, including this priceless Bollinger bathtub shot on Vogue.com

 
24 May 2016 News

During this intense week of focus on Bollinger, we’re thrilled to share a Forbes piece just released titled, “Women In Wine: The Grand Dames Of Champagne”. The piece highlights women in the wine world following Mother’s Day. Dame Lily Bollinger is featured first and her famous quote is the star of the story! See below for an excerpt.

“Dame Lily—also known as Bolly—was more than just a well-traveled ambassador for this prestigious brand. In 1941, after her husband Jacques Bollinger passed away, Dame Lily assumed control of the company. She was often seen cycling through the vineyards checking on the vines, quizzing growers about their families, and checking on the health of the vintage. She left little to chance as a businesswoman but she never forgot the essential truth of Champagne—enjoyment. She is famously quoted as saying: “I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it—-unless I’m thirsty.”

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24 May 2016 News

The Arizona Foothills published some lovely notes about Bollinger Rose: “With notes of wild berry, red currant and cherry with velvety fine bubbles, this pinot noir-focused wine offers a festive, celebratory spring sip.” See attached for the clip!

 

 
11 May 2016 News

The Houston Chronicle inaugurates a new column, Drink Pink, and the wine that they can’t stop gushing about: Bollinger Rosé.  They write: “A unanimous recommendation with a high score of 9.4 and seven scores of 9 or higher.  ‘Incredibly rich on the nose.  Tart cranberries, raspberries and citrus with a whiff of brioche.’

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11 May 2016 News

Haute Living has a terrific piece featuring Cyril Delarue, commercial director for Champagne Bollinger in North America, in a Mother’s Day roundup that includes quotes from seven “Power Players” and the advice their mothers gave them.  The article is titled, “Mom Knows Best: 7 Power Players Share the Best Advice Their Mothers Ever Gave Them,” and includes an image of Cyril holding a bottle of Bollinger.  See below for a quote from Cyril and a link to the full article.

“I could name some of the great values my mother taught me, they are all helpful today, but one thing I am very thankful for is the fact that she originally advised me not to work for the family business…her own family business! She wanted me to be free in my choices, without pressure to live out some already determined “destiny” and it has been always very helpful. Doing things my way allowed me to make my own route. In my twenties I decided to study wine and winemaking and the business and being able to do it on my own terms led me to fall in love with it organically. I would soon realize how special Champagne Bollinger and our family business really is and was drawn back to it but I’ll never have to wonder if it was the right choice.”

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25 March 2016 News

Fortune Magazine reports on strong Champagne sales in the U.S., up another 6.6% in 2015. Bollinger CEO Jerome Philipon is quoted several times, including this timely observation: “Rosé has really driven the volume of champagne outside of the year-end time.”

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25 March 2016 News

 

Andrew Jefford explores the idea of a “house style” in Decanter and uses Bollinger as a lens. Choice quote: “The style of Bollinger may be full of classical poise but it’s achieved in an open, reverberative manner, full of grain, texture and secondary resonance.” Bollinger La Grande Année gets a “reverberative” score of 94.

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8 February 2016 News

Time Out New York concludes that La Grande Année is the perfect gift in a piece titled: “The Best Valentine’s Day Ideas for Him.” Click here to read it!

 
1 February 2016 News

Forbes wine writer Nick Passmore posted an an article on Rose Champagnes for  Valentine’s Day, with Bollinger Rosé first in line and a great comment on Bollinger’s Pinot Noir specialty, and the style of its wines.  Click here to read the piece.

 
1 February 2016 News

Ray Isle’s piece in Food & Wine has a fantastic title: “Why You Should Keep Drinking Champagne after New Year’s”, and the humorous back story as to why Bollinger did not produce a non-vintage Rosé until 2007.

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