Friday 22nd October 2021 is #ChampagneDay – a very special day when Champagne lovers around the world raise a toast to the beloved gift that the Champagne region in France bestowed upon the world.

So, why not celebrate with flair and pop open a bottle of Bollinger, the epitome of sophisticated style and distinguished elegance. After all, Champagne aficionados worldwide including the British Royal Court, the delightful Absolutely Fabulous duo Patsy and Edna, and of course James Bond, a man of impeccable taste, all adore Bollinger, so you’ll be in fine company.

Champagne Bollinger has long been a British royal favourite, being the first Champagne to receive a Royal Warrant back in 1884. Champagne Bollinger has also been the only ‘official’ Champagne poured at Ascot, the most prestigious racecourse in the world, since 1711. And Queen Elizabeth, who reportedly loves a glass of Champagne in the evening, is most likely to sip on Bollinger considering the British establishment’s penchant for the Champagne House.

“Bolly, sweetie…?” Who can forget this celebrated line, forever embedded in the hearts of their fans, by Bolly-swigging fashion favourites Patsy and Edina (Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders) from Absolutely Fabulous, who turned Bollinger into a household name?

Bollinger’s 40-plus years association with James Bond further underscores its sophisticated style and distinguished elegance. First mentioned in Ian Fleming’s 1956 spy novel Diamonds Are Forever, Champagne Bollinger has been featured in 14 Bond movies to date, remaining a Bond favourite even as the torch has been passed from Roger Moore to Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and now Daniel Craig who is starring in his 5th and final Bond film, ‘No Time To Die’, the 25th Bond film which is currently showing in cinemas.

There really is a lot that’s special about Bollinger’s Brut Special Cuvée, an icon among non-vintage Champagnes. That’s why it has become the signature bottling of the Bollinger estate, one of the world’s most revered Champagne Houses. It is a blend of the three Champagne varieties, 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, from mainly Grand or Premier Cru vineyards, symbolic of exceptional quality. It also includes ‘reserve’ wines from previous vintages to add flavour and weight to the sophisticated blend.

The Bollinger Special Cuvee displays an intense golden colour, very fine bubbles and a beautiful aromatic complexity: roasted apples and ripe peaches with gentle citrus nuances. Full and expansive on the palate, this is an intense, very elegant and refined creamy cuvée with pear and brioche flavours and notes of fresh walnuts with a long refreshing finish.

This really is an absolutely fabulous Champagne that can be served for any special occasion as well as for afternoon tea, at a picnic, as a pre-dinner drink or as an ideal accompaniment to sushi, prawns and crayfish, cured ham or sliced, seared beef fillet.

Bollinger Special Cuvée, packaged in an elegant gift box, is available nationally for approximately R1100.

For additional information please contact Ginette de Fleuriot at Vinimark on

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