The first bottle of Bollinger appeared alongside 007 in 1979 with the release of Moonraker. Since then, the association has inspired many limited edition products, the Bollinger cooperage also houses a collection of old Bond posters.
To mark the year 2019, the Champagne House has released two wines, one inspired by the 1979 film and the other by the latest addition to the Bond franchise – No Time To Die – which will be released next year.
The Bollinger Tribute to Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition is based on the space-themed film, the eleventh to be produced and the fourth to feature Roger Moore. On the basis of the space shuttle, from which Bond was sent to investigate the flight, Bollinger hired designer Eric Berthes to reimagine the device originally created by the production and set designer Ken Adam.
The Bollinger shuttle is made of tin and wood veneer, which opens to reveal a Saint Louis crystal ice bucket and a 2007 Bollinger magnum.
Each gift box is individually numbered with a total of 407 shuttles manufactured, which will be sold at retail for £4,500.
The second wine is the Bollinger 007 Limited Edition Millésimé 2011, which pays tribute to the 25th film of the James Bond franchise. The black bottle is decorated with the number 25, made from the titles of previous films, which are also engraved on the glass on the front of the wooden display case. The 2011 vintage is entirely made from Pinot Noir d’Aÿ.
The wine was put up for sale on 5 October on James Bond Day, with a recommended retail price of £150.
Etienne Bizot, CEO of the Jacques Bollinger Society, commented: “It gives me great pride to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the partnership between Bollinger and James Bond, it is a testimony to the friendship that began 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.”