14 December 2015 News

Inked Magazine included the SPECTRE Limited Edition in the publication’s 2015 holiday gift guide. As we await the print version of the publication, we wanted to share the online story, titled “Inked’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.”   Click here to view!

14 December 2015 News

The New York Post ran a piece called “5 reasons Champagne is surprisingly good for you”.  Featured is the SPECTRE Limited Edition, and sharp eyes will notice that the main image next to Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly is Special Cuvée.   “Bollinger’s 2009 vintage, James Bond “Spectre” limited edition Bond’s lush bubbly comes in a sleek black case and pairs well with foie gras on grilled bread.”

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14 December 2015 News included Bollinger Special Cuvée in its “Top 10 Holiday Wines” roundup. See below for the review!

“A great bubbly to bring along to a holiday soirée, Bollinger’s Special Cuvée is a delicate blend of harvest grapes with reserve wines, some of which have been aged for more than 15 years. It displays a golden color and very tiny bubbles and has a nose of roasted apple and peach. On the palate, hints of pear, brioche, walnut and baking spices offer a creamy, well-balanced texture.”

25 November 2015 News

Robb Report  highlights the Champagne Bollinger SPECTRE Crystal Set in the luxury publication’s holiday gift guide. As we await the print version of the publication, we wanted to share the online story, titled “80 Amazing Holiday Gifts: Wine.” The article features the SPECTRE Crystal Set as the perfect gift for wine collectors, James Bond super-fans and arbiters of taste and details the fine detail that went into crafting the 307 pieces, which for the lucky consumers, comes with a magnum of R.D. 1988.

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23 November 2015 News

Forbes featured Bollinger in an online article  entitled, “Beyond Bollinger: James Bond, Spectre, And the Evolution of Product Placement.” The article by Cathy Huyghe examines the subtly of product placement in the latest installment of 007 and identifies Bollinger as “the franchise’s repeat and long-standing Champagne partner since Live and Let Die with Roger Moore (1973)”. An excerpt is below.

“Spectre, the new James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, just spent its second consecutive weekend at the top of the box office charts, grossing more than $130 million overall.

That doesn’t come as such a surprise.

What does register as a surprise — for those of us keeping an eye out for such things — is the lack of splashy product placement when it comes to beverages like wine, beer, and spirits.”

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23 November 2015 News

MarketWatch featured Champagne Bollinger in the Sip column. The online story, “A James Bond-themed bubbly from Bollinger,” focuses on the SPECTRE Limited Edition release. The article ran on November 13, 2015.  See below for an excerpt!

“The back story: James Bond may be back on the big screen with the new “Spectre” release (which took in a very respectable $70.4 million in its opening last weekend). But for bubbly fans, the bigger news may be the latest release from the Bollinger house. Well, it’s news for both Bollinger and Bond fans — namely, the spy-worthy sparkler, which has been featured in most Bond films since “Live or Let Die” in 1973, has come out with a 007-themed bubbly. Essentially, the Spectre Limited Edition bottle takes the place of what would be Bollinger’s 2009 vintage release (in particularly good years, Champagne houses produce a vintage offering in addition to their standard sparkler).”

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23 November 2015 News, Videos

Ray Isle was on CNBC this past weekend and featured Guigal’s Cote du Rhone Rosé 2014 and Bollinger SPECTRE Limited Edition 2009.  Great comments on the Rosé, and he point out Special Cuvée as a beautiful alternative to SPECTRE, as well.

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20 November 2015 News

An article in Forbes by Nick Passmore profiles the world’s most expensive Rose Champagnes. Below is an excerpt on Bollinger’s La Grande Année Rosé 2004. Click here to read the full article!

Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé 2004 $210

62% Pinot Noir, 32 % Chardonnay, 6% red Pinot Noir

Bollinger is a highly unusual Champagne house. Firstly, it’s family owned, a big advantage when it comes to production, even if it means it doesn’t have the marketing resources of the big boys. Then 70% of its grapes come from its own vineyards, which gives it total control, from planting to harvest.

All this has helped the development of Bollinger’s distinctive house style: a high proportion of Pinot Noir, very low dosage, and full-bodied but very dry wines. Not to everybody’s taste, they’re extremely popular among the Brits (this one especially) who refer to them affectionately as Bolly.

The La Grande Année Rosé 2004 is a quintessential expression of the style. It’s their superb La Grande Année Brut with the addition of just 6% red Pinot Noir – unusually low – but so concentrated it not only adds the coppery hue but further ramps up the Pinot character.

The result is a dry wine so brimming with full-on power it should be drunk with a main course, even meat.”

13 November 2015 News

A number of our wines are featured in the just-released issue of Le Pan Magazine, a new wine and luxury lifestyle publication published out of Asia, with a number of MWs penning articles. Below is a recap. Click on the individual article titles to read more!

Aging with Grace, 1996 Champagne Retrospective: Bollinger Vieilles Vignes is one of the top two Champagnes from the spectacular 1996 vintage.

An Eclectic Match, by Serena Sutcliffe: great line, “I had always maintained that Bollinger, for instance, with its marine, salty character was the perfect match for oysters, but its Special Cuvée was also terrific with buffalo mozzarella drizzled with some old balsamico.”

Six Sensational Wines: top picks from the issue highlighted, first up is Perle d’Ayala 2005 with a 96 Point rating – tremendous!

Asian Plate: Thai green curry with Guigal Cote-Rotie La Mouline 1990 (yes please!)

Bollinger: featured in Champagne photography coverage

Discoveries: Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume 2010 given a 95 Point rating.

6 November 2015 Feature, News, Videos

A fantastic video of Bollinger President Jerome Philipon discussing the history of the relationship between Bond and Bollinger, and detailing three stellar Champagnes: R.D. 2002, SPECTRE Limited Edition, and the SPECTRE Crystal Set.