Since its foundation in 1829, The Bollinger Champagne House has evolved a reputation for producing the world’s most prestigious champagnes. The unmistakeable character of a Bollinger is defined by both its complexity and its refined elegance.
“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it - unless I’m thirsty.”
The words of Lilly Bollinger – Company Chairman 1941 - 1971
What Gives Bollinger its Unrivalled Pedigree?
The unmatched, rigorous attention to detail?
The endless quest for perfection?
The Pinot Noir grape - a demanding variety possessing an intense character, forming the backbone of the Bollinger style?
Allowing the wines to mature for twice as long as the appellation demands?
That words such as ‘shortcut’, ‘compromise’, ‘second best’ have no place in the Bollinger lexicon?
The answer of course is ‘all of these … and much more’. Words alone cannot do justice to the qualities that make the Bollinger, Le President of Champagne Wines. The mystery can only be truly unlocked by taste.
Bollinger never accepts the easy option. From selecting the grape through to the final ‘stoppering’ with natural corks, no effort is spared.
Where ancient techniques are proved to be the best, they are meticulously preserved. For example, the process of ‘riddling’. Over a period of weeks, at regular intervals, the bottles are carefully shaken and twisted at a 45 degree angle to allow the sediment to fall to the top end of the bottle. Finally, a plug of sediment forms that can then be removed. Almost all wine houses use machinery to automate this process. Not so at the house of Bollinger, where the process of hand-riddling is still painstakingly preserved.
The Ultimate Accolades
The impeccable standards achieved by the craftsmen and women of Bollinger have been recognised in many ways. Bollinger was the first Champagne House to obtain the highly respected accreditation, the Patrimoine Vivant (living heritage) seal of quality.
Furthermore, in Great Britain, Bollinger has been awarded the Royal Warrant since 1884.
‘Bollinger Mr. Bond?’
It was in Live and Let Die that James Bond (played by Roger Moore), luxuriating in his San Moniquan Hotel room, orders Bollinger Champagne - ‘slightly chilled’.
Featuring in almost every Bond movie since, Bollinger and Bond has become one of the most enduring marketing partnerships in motion picture history.
Bollinger at Wheelers
We’re proud of our wide range of Bollinger Champagne. From Cuvée Brut to the R.D. 2002 Vintage; from Rosé to Bollinger gift sets, we have a wonderful selection. We offer a variety of bottle sizes, from the 37.5cl to the 150cl magnum.
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Celebrate corporate success with Bollinger champagne
There is no better way to celebrate your business’ success or that of an employee than with Bollinger Champagne. It could be a promotion, a target exceeded or maybe your company has won a new contract or achieved a milestone. Your chosen bottle of Bollinger engraved with your company logo or personal message is the perfect way to say ‘Well done!’.
Making it Personal
For a truly personal gift for a special friend, why not have your special message engraved directly on to the champagne bottle or onto a plaque for its presentation box?
The Finishing Touch
Have your bottle of Bollinger champagne gift wrapped and delivered anywhere in the EU.