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18 July 2016 News

Check out this great press coverage for Bollinger and “Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie” in the Tampa Bay Times. It opens nationally on Friday!

“Any fan of Absolutely Fabulous will recognize that war cry. The BBC comedy series, which ran from 1992 to 2004, starred Jennifer Saunders as London PR agency owner Edina Monsoon and Joanna Lumley as magazine editor Patsy Stone. The pair are enthusiastic party girls and dedicated followers of fashion who simply refuse to age out of their passions (or their miniskirts).

AbFab’s over-the-top humor and Eddy’s and Patsy’s exuberantly overindulgent lifestyle (not to mention Saunders’ brilliant writing) made it one of my favorite TV sitcoms ever. And now it’s back: Absolutely Fabulous the Movie opens Friday, with Eddy, Patsy and the whole gang back with a bang.”

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15 July 2016 News

Jancis Robinson wrote a piece on Bollinger’s recent opening of Gallery 1829, its collection of library vintages. Below is an excerpt.

“Although they are masters of glamorous on-screen product placement (think James Bond and Ab Fab), Bollinger have always seemed a little less theatrical than some champagne houses. But a tasting last month at their home in Aÿ was the stage for a spectacular unveiling of some gloriously mature vintages discovered during an…”

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15 July 2016 News

Wine writer Dave McIntyre in the Washington Post this week—a “love letter” to Champagne Bollinger that describes the new Galerie 1829 and La Réserve (together, the “Wine Library”) specifically, as well as Bollinger generally. Below is an excerpt.

“Why a Bollinger champagne, c. 1914, tastes especially sweet

AY, FRANCE The Bollinger champagne house sits on a bluff above the French village of Ay, just east of Épernay. Ay is a sleepy little town that boasts more mileage in its underground cellars than on its cobblestone streets. You descend 49 uneven steps to enter the cellars, which are modest compared with those of some champagne houses. But it would be easy to get lost down there. The dimly lighted brick-lined tunnels extend for more than 3½ miles, stacked with thousands of bottles, magnums and Jeroboams of champagne, each a time capsule of a vintage past and an invitation to a celebration to come.”

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14 July 2016 News, Videos

Check out this beautiful new video from Bollinger (2 minutes, 50 seconds), specifically about the crafts of their tonnelier (cooper)and remueur (riddler)—the painstaking, time-consuming work these true artisans do is mind-boggling.

 
17 June 2016 News

In the July 2016 issue of Decanter Magazine, a feature story rather predictably titled “Champagne: why size matters” enumerates the reasons that large format is the best way to experience great Champagnes.

And which Champagne do they use to illustrate the formats of Champagne?

Bollinger R.D. 2002, of course.

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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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