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  8 November 2019

Champagne Bollinger celebration
A 40 year partnership with James Bond

Champagne Bollinger last night hosted an event at the Hôtel de Crillon, to mark the 40th anniversary of their partnership with 007. Producer Michael G. Wilson attended as the guest of honour. The evening paid tribute to the shared history of the two brands dating back to 1979, when Champagne Bollinger became the Official Champagne of 007 upon the release of Moonraker. The occasion was marked with the global product launch of ‘The Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition’, the latest product offering from Champagne Bollinger to commemorate the 40 year partnership.

November 7, 2019 - James Bond producer Michael G. Wilson [right] & Etienne Bizot from the Bollinger Family at Hotel de Crillon in Paris to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Moonraker and the global product launch of ‘The Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition’.

To celebrate this landmark anniversary, guest of honour Michael G. Wilson, producer of the James Bond films, was joined by an exclusive list of invitees. The evening paid tribute to the shared history of the two brands dating back to 1979, when Champagne Bollinger become the Official Champagne of Britain's most famous secret agent upon the release of Moonraker. Commenting on the anniversary, Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli producers of the James Bond films proudly stated that the relationship is: “One of the great partnerships in cinema – forty years and counting”.

‘The Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition’: Moonraker, released forty years ago, featured James Bond whose mission took him on an outer space adventure. It was also the movie on which the Bond and Bollinger partnership began. To celebrate their 40 year partnership, Champagne Bollinger and 007 pay tribute to their shared heritage and revisit the space shuttle created by legendary production designer Sir Ken Adam. Champagne Bollinger enlisted designer Eric Berthes to re-imagine the Moonraker space shuttle. Crafted from pewter and wood veneer, encasing a Saint Louis crystal ice bucket and a magnum of Bollinger 2007, the Bond vintage par excellence. Each numbered piece has been crafted and finished by hand, making it unique. Limited edition of 407 copies. RRP £4,500.

Guests in attendance were treated to the first taste of this 2007 vintage, set to a backdrop of a Moonraker image retrospective including sketches of the iconic space shuttle, created by legendary production designer Sir Ken Adam, which inspired the design of the latest collectors item.

Moonraker (1979)

ABOVE: (left) Arnould d'hautefeuille from the Bollinger family [far right], James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli and Corinne Cléry, who played the doomed Corinne Dufour Moonraker (right) After helping James Bond (Roger Moore) and Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles) to escape from the exploding space station of super-villain Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale), Jaws (Richard Kiel) opens a bottle of 1969 Bollinger R.D. to toast his new found love Dolly (Blanche Ravelec).

 
  7 October 2019  

Bollinger marks 40-year James Bond partnership with £4,500 Champagne magnum

Champagne Bollinger is celebrating its 40th year in partnership with James Bond with the launch of two wines: a £4,500 Moonraker magnum and Eric Berthes-designed gift box and a No Time To Die inspired bottle.

The Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition

The first bottle of Bollinger appeared alongside 007 in 1979 with the release of Moonraker. Since then, the association has gone on to inspire numerous limited edition products, with the Bollinger cooperage also home to a collection of vintage Bond posters.

To mark the 2019 milestone, the Champagne house has released two wines, one inspired by the 1979 film and the other by the latest in the Bond franchise No Time To Die which will be released next year.

Roger Moore as James Bond 007 in Moonraker (1979)

The Bollinger Tribute to Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition is inspired by the space-themed film, the eleventh to be produced and the fourth to star Roger Moore. Based on the space shuttle, which Bond was sent to investigate the theft of, Bollinger enlisted designer Eric Berthes to re-imagine the craft originally created by production and set designer Ken Adam.

Bollinger’s shuttle is made from pewter and wood veneer, which opens to reveal a Saint Louis crystal ice bucket and a magnum of Bollinger 2007.

Each gift box is individually numbered with a total of 407 shuttles made, which will retail for £4,500.

Bollinger 007 Limited Edition

The second wine is the Bollinger 007 Limited Edition Millésimé 2011, which pays tribute to the 25th film in the James Bond franchise. The black bottle is adorned with the number 25, which is made using titles from the previous films, which are also etched onto the glass on the front of the wooden display box. The 2011 vintage wine is made entirely from Pinot Noir sourced from Aÿ.

The wine was released via a pre-sale on 5 October to mark James Bond Day, with an RRP of £150.

Commenting on the milestone, Etienne Bizot, CEO of Société Jacques Bollinger, said: “It brings me an immense amount of pride to be celebrating 40 years of partnership between Bollinger and James Bond, it is a testament to the friendship started in 1979, between my father Christian Bizot and James Bond producer Cubby Broccoli. A friendship based on our shared values such as excellence and elegance.”

Over their 40-year partnership Bollinger also produced tie-in posters to cross promote their product and its appearance in the James Bond films.

https://www.champagne-bollinger.com/en/GB/events/007

Bollinger poster A View To A Kill (1985)

Bollinger poster The Living Daylights (1987)

Bollinger poster Licence To Kill (1989)

Bollinger poster GoldenEye (1995)

Bollinger poster Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Bollinger poster The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Bollinger poster Die Another Day (2002)

Bollinger poster Casino Royale (2006)

Bollinger poster Quantum of Solace (2008)

Bollinger poster Skyfall (2012)

Bollinger poster Skyfall (2012)

Bollinger poster Spectre (2015)


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