For James Bond, Champagne is a Common Thread – and Only the Best Will Do

Timed to the highly anticipated release of James Bond’s 25th adventure, No Time To Die, VinePair published a story detailing how “Champagne undeniably flows through the life of 007.” While the piece mentions Champagne brands that have been mentioned in the past, the piece emphasizes that Champagne Bollinger has remained Bond’s preferred bubbly for more than 40 years.

After sharing some of the other historical moments where Champagne is poured, the writer explains “in Moonraker, 007 switches to his current fave, Bollinger. Bollinger, famed for its wines of a certain power, thanks to the prominence of Pinot Noir in the blend, becomes 007’s exclusive Champagne of choice.”

He offers a fun anecdote from this film as well: “The 1979 film opens with Bond cavorting with a beautiful woman in a private jet. An ice bucket stamped ‘Bollinger’ filled with two bottles is prominent in the foreground. They may or may not have been emptied before Bond and the other agent jump out of the plane for the opening parachute sequence. Later in the film, as 007 arrives at his hotel in Venice, he turns to the sexy Dr. Holly Goodhead and, in what must be one of the most campy lines in the entire Bond film series, says, “Bollinger! If it’s ‘69, you were expecting me.”

Read the full story to see other moments featuring Bollinger HERE