Bollinger confirmed for Skyfall – 007 boosts sales in Asia

Champagne house Bollinger is set to reappear in Skyfall. According to an article published by The Drink Business, the company has worked with the Broccoli family for the last 37 years and quotes Bollinger’s Jérôme Philipon as saying:

“They originally came to us as they wanted to feature the most British of Champagnes in the film, and we have a big connection to the UK, being the first Champagne to be given the Royal Warrant”.

He goes on to say that Bollinger has never paid to appear in the James Bond films, although two other Champagne brands had offered EON Productions with the intent of buying their way onto the big screen.

What won’t be appearing in Skyfall though is Château Angélus, the Bordeaux grand cru that Bond shared with Vesper on the train to Montenegro. The brand is owned by a friend of the Broccoli family and unrelated to Bollinger. Philipon told the magazine:

“We had the meeting last week of all the brands involved in the film and Angélus owner Hubert de Bouard was not present,” he said.

Read “Bond boosting Bollinger sales in Asia” at The Drink Business

Read more about James Bond’s drinks here

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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