Champagne Bollinger is celebrating its 40th-year partnership with James Bond with a Limited Edition Millésimé 2011.
To mark the release of the upcoming movie No Time To Die, the 25th installment of the James Bond series, Bollinger has created a limited-edition dedicated to 007, with a 2011 vintage. The jet-black 75cl bottle is adorned with the number “25”, formed from the titles of the previous films, which are similarly etched on the glass of the wooden box. The 2011 vintage, created entirely from Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru village of Aÿ, where the House was first established in 1829. This is the first time that both the vintage and village have been used exclusively by Bollinger to make a dedicated wine. The 2011 harvest in Aÿ, produced complex, powerful and harmonious Pinot Noirs, fully expressed in this characterful wine.
Released by pre-sale on 5 October to mark James Bond Day, with an RRP of £150.
The decision to use Pinot Noir for this 2011 vintage, exclusively from the home village of Aÿ with its mighty fruit is nothing short of brilliant. Perhaps wait about ten years until the wine has reached its peak and completely integrated its enormous fruit with the barrel notes, but the wine is already magnificent with its deep ripe aroma of apples, backed by fresh wooden notes. House typical and powerful.
The first bottle of Bollinger appeared alongside 007 in 1979 with the release of Moonraker. Since then, the association has gone on to inspire numerous limited-edition bottles, with the Bollinger cooperage also home to a collection of vintage Bond posters.
Commenting on this milestone, Etienne Bizot, CEO of Société Jacques Bollinger, states: “It brings me an immense amount of pride to be celebrating 40 years of partnership between Bollinger and James Bond, it is a testament to the friendship started in 1979, between my father Christian Bizot and James Bond producer Cubby Broccoli. A friendship based on our shared values such as excellence and elegance.”
The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival kicks off tomorrow. One of the first signature events is October 5th’s Fall WestJet Wine Tasting at YLW in the Carson Air hangar at Kelowna International Airport.
The event will have the largest capacity of any indoor wine tasting in the Okanagan, at a venue that will be quite memorable.
Location: Carson Air hangar – Kelowna International Airport
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
List of some of the participating wineries
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery
Lake Breeze Vineyards
The View Winery
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery
Little Straw Vineyards
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Dirty Laundry Vineyard
River Stone Estate Winery
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Ltd.
House of Rose Winery
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery
Ancient Hill Estate Winery
Black Hills Estate Winery
Hester Creek Estate Winery
Red Rooster Winery
Okanaganvilla Vineyards and Events Corporation (The Vibrant Vine)
St Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery Ltd.
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The 3-Tier Wine Symposium was established in 2018 specifically for small to medium-size wineries that were keen on gaining deeper insight into the wholesale environment. The objective of the conference is to leverage the expertise of channel experts to help wine industry executives and owners navigate the complicated, but necessary, world of distributor and buyer relations.
It has never been more challenging with today’s three-tier distribution system. Between the consolidation of existing distributors, the influx of new wholesalers coming online, coupled with an extremely crowded market competing for representation, selection, and management succeeding requires a new and resourceful way of working within the wholesale channel to yield desired results.
“We’re excited to continue the conversation that began last year at the inaugural 3-Tier Wine Symposium. More now than ever, access to expertise is key to succeeding in the wholesale channel, and that’s exactly what attendees can expect again this year,” says George Christie, President & CEO of Wine Industry Network.
The Date is set for: May 7th, 2020
With a new Location:
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
170 Railroad St. Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Further details can be found at: Wine Industry Network (WIN) wineindustrynetwork.com
British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards is BC’s most prestigious wine competition. It is a merger of the province’s two premier judging competitions and is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. This is a celebration of the best wines from across the Province with Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals awarded, as well as the Lieutenant Governor’s Platinum medals and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Best Wine in British Columbia.
This year the awards take place on October 3, Laurel Heritage Packinghouse, Kelowna.
“This is the second annual British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, and it looks like it’s going to be the best one yet,” says Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Judging Chair, Julian Scholefield. “This year we’re honoured to have judges from around the world join us in celebrating excellence in winemaking in our region. As one of our province’s oldest and most prestigious wine competitions, we feel so proud to represent the Okanagan and it’s diverse wine offerings.”
Watch for the list of award-winning wines.
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