Bond and Bollinger

Two limited editions celebrate the release of 007’s Spectre outing

Anyone looking for a licence to drink champagne now has the perfect excuse in the form of two new limited editions from champagne marque Bollinger, created specially to mark the release of the James Bond film Spectre on Monday October 26.

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The Champagne Bollinger Spectre Limited Edition is a unique Bollinger cuvée (£125, from stockists including Berry Bros & Rudd, The Champagne Company, The Finest Bubble and John Lewis) from the 2009 vintage, notable for its aromatic elegance. In a playful tribute to 007 – who has drunk Bollinger in every film since 1973’s Live and Let Die – the bottle comes encased in a sleek black and silver Carré Basset cool box, with an exterior inspired by the texture of the gun grip on Bond’s famous Walther PPK. Perfect for taking fizz on secret missions.

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For those wishing to mark the premiere with something even more spectacular, Bollinger has also created the Bollinger Spectre Crystal Set (£4,500, pictured, from The Finest Bubble, Hedonism Wines and Selfridges), featuring a magnum of the very rare Bollinger RD 1988, a wine celebrated among connoisseurs for its exceptional richness and length. This rare champagne is housed in one of just 307 hand-blown Saint-Louis crystal coolers created by French designer Eric Berthès. With a base designed to evoke the barrel of a gun, and a cabochon marked with the insignia of Spectre (an octopus), this highly collectable, numbered limited edition is the ultimate fizz for die-hard fans of the world’s most famous secret agent.

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