Tuesday, 30 December 2008

James Bond and Bollinger

Champagne House Bollinger has released a limited edition champagne cooler in the shape of a bullet to celebrate the new Bond film Quantum of Solace. Conceived by French designer Eric Berthès, the lockable steel bullet-shaped case engraved "Bollinger 007" holds a magnum of Bollinger's Grande Année 1999 champagne. Packaged in a wooden box, the whole weighs over 50lbs and costs about £3900.00 - only 207 numbered Bullets have been produced.

The relationship between James Bond and Bollinger goes back many years due to the friendship between the Broccoli-Wilson family, producers of the Bond films and the Bollinger family. Various Bonds have drunk Bollinger in Ian Fleming's the books as well as the movies: from Roger Moore to Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and now Daniel Craig.

Bollinger has featured in Live and Let Die, Moonraker, View to a Kill, License to Kill, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

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