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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.

 
6 January 2017 News

Craig LaBan of Philly.com published a report on “8 great Champagnes for New Year’s.” Among them is Bollinger’s Special Cuvee. An excerpt is below. Click here to see the full article!

“When it comes to the big Champagne houses, Bollinger may be my favorite (especially for its pricier Grande Année vintages) because it embodies the gold-plated luxury of a rich, indulgent, mouth-filling toasty complex bubbly. Its nonvintage Special Cuvee is a nice compromise that’s still a splurge, with the tiniest of bubbles cascading across a deeply golden and yeasty wine that makes me think of ginger biscuits. A blend of pinot, chardonnay, and meunier, it also shows glints of red fruits, lime, marzipan, and nuts.”

 
23 December 2016 News, Videos

The Wine Spectator has posted the outstanding presentation Guy de Rivoire gave at the Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience this fall, and titled the video article: Bollinger Champagne: Pinot Noir Savoir Faire.

Guy featured R.D. 2002 and in general beautifully presents so much of what makes Bollinger special.

Click here to watch the video

 
16 December 2016 News

Pretty extraordinary when someone like Karen MacNeil writes the following:

“In a time when some Champagnes have grown dully commercial, family-owned Bollinger remains true to its own exquisite artisanal standards. Don’t miss this. “

Full piece, glowing here.

 
12 December 2016 News

See here for a fascinating article by Jancis Robinson on a recent major blind tasting by 50 top UK trade professionals of the prestige 2002 vintage Champagnes, one of the great vintages of the last few decades.

The single top wine of the tasting, ahead of Krug 2002, Selosse 2002, Cristal 2002 and ranked the best of the best: Bollinger R.D. 2002.

Not only that, but it was one of only a few Champagnes that outperformed (already high) expectations, as there was a tally of expected performance before the blind tasting which was compared to actual blind tasting performance (see graph at bottom).

 
2nd December 2016 News

Following Pierangelo’s meeting with Worth editor Ken Rivadeneira in New York, Ken included the Tommasi Ca’ Florian 2008 in Worth’s “Excellence in Luxury” holiday gift guide. The Ca’ Florian is featured on a two-page spread of other high-end wines, including Bollinger and E. Guigal Chateau d’Ampuis, alongside the quote “For four generations, Tommasi has been the leading producer of Amarone. Its Ca’ Florian 2008 is bright and full-bodied, with a balsamic essence that pairs well with braised meats.” This holiday gift guide ran both online and in the December/January print issue.

Click here to see the full list of Excellence in Luxury 2016.

 

 

 

 
2nd December 2016 News

We are pleased to share the Bloomberg Pursuits two-page spread on Champagne Bollinger in its Spend 2016 Issue. While a picture tells a thousand words, we think this headline will sell bottles:  “The Best Champagne on Earth.” The story highlights the harvest of VVF at the estate in France. Click here to read the PDF!

 
19 July 2016 News, Videos

Check out AbFab’s Joanna Lumley on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night promoting the film, with a special (cuvee) guest.

Click here to play the 3 minute clip

 
18 July 2016 News

Jancis Robinson revisits several 1996 Champagnes from Bollinger – see below for her notes from the tasting!

“And the weekend before last at a private dinner, for instance, I tasted two bottles of Bollinger Grande Année 1996 from the same case. The first was served blind and I guessed it was at least 10 years older, probably more. It was barely fizzy and had a severe shortage of fruit – the common fault in 1996s that have not aged gracefully. But a second bottle was much, much fresher and zestier, even though it still finished a little dry. My tasting note ended ‘better than some of the most austere 1996s but not glorious’. (This sort of bottle variation is, alas, all too common in wines both still and sparkling. The reason could be a difference in cork quality, or in how each bottle was stored before being packed in the case.)

On the other hand, BI’s tasting included a magnum of Bollinger 1996 disgorged (separated from the sediment of the second fermentation in bottle) much more recently than these standard-release Bollinger 1996s would have been disgorged. This Bollinger RD 1996, RD standing for recently disgorged, was not disgorged until September 2013 and is sold at a premium (£540 a magnum in bond from BI). This was a much more intense and glorious wine whose density seemed better able to compensate for all that acidity than the earlier-disgorged examples.

Bollinger, RD Extra Brut 1996
£540 a magnum in bond from BI”

Click here to read the full article