007, Champagne on Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Why James Bond in a blog about champagne? Really is relevant because the agent 007, in addition to being a great skier, skydiver, pilot, diver, dancer, seducer, etc.. is a man of refined taste for food and wine.

Agent 007 has traveled all over the world, doing lunch or snacks in the most famous hotels and restaurants, often sipping champagne. Sometimes they even offered by the villain, as in “The Man with the Golden Gun” when the ruthless killer Scaramanga welcomes Bond with a bottle of Dom Pérignon 64.

Ian Fleming’s novels appear different brands mainly Dom Pérignon and Bollinger, but also Taittinger for example. The James Bond on film instead, only drinks Dom Pérignon and Bollinger. Below I’ve compiled a list of the films in which they appear different champagne:

Dom Pérignon

1962 – Dr. No – Dom Pérignon ’55 (Bond says he prefers ’53)

1964 – Goldfinger – Dom Pérignon ’55

1965 – Thunderball – Dom Pérignon ’55

1967 – You Only Live Twice – Dom Pérignon ’59

1969 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Dom Pérignon ’57

1974 – The Man with the Golden Gun – Dom Pérignon ’64 (Bond tells prefer ire ’62)

1977 – The Spy Who Loved Me – Bond appoints Dom Pérignon ’52 when he says Stromberg: “A man who drinks Dom Perignon 52 can not be that bad”

Bollinger


1973 – Live and let die – Bollinger

1979 – Moonraker – Bollinger RD ’69 (Bollinger? If ’69 I’ve been waiting for “)

1983 – Octopussy – Bollinger RD

1985 – A View to a Kill – Bollinger ’75

1987 – The Living Daylights – Bollinger RD ’75

1989 – Licence to Kill – Bollinger RD ’79

1995 – Goldeneye – Bollinger La Grande Année 1988 (the arm of the Aston Martin DB5)

1997 – Tomorrow Never Dies – Bollinger La Grande Année 1989

1999 – The World Is Not Enough – Bollinger La Grande Année 1990

2002 – Die Another Day – Bollinger La Grande Année 1995 & ’61

2006 – Casino Royale – Bollinger La Grande Année 1990

2008 – Quantum of Solace: Bollinger

From 1983 on, the exclusive relationship with the House of Bollinger, who will also carry out various special editions dedicated to Bond and advertising campaigns with the image and logo 007. For the debut of Quantum of Solace for example, Bollinger created a bullet-shaped thermal container with a magnum of Bollinger 1999 inside.

For fans of James Bond 2012 is a year special is coming out in a few days a new film in the series (Skyfall) and the 50th anniversary since the first James Bond film “License to Kill” in 1962 with Sean Connery.

Bollinger for the occasion has created a limited edition of the Grande Année 2002, called for Bollinger 002 for 007, customized with a bottle and a box a combination of numbers (real pretty easy to guess). It will be interesting to see how it will look in Skyfall champagne, we have to wait for the official release of the film on October 31.

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