In honor of International Women’s Day, Town & Country has penned a wonderfully detailed story that gives credit to many Grande Dames of Champagne, including Lily Bollinger. The article chronicles the many accomplishments of these women and the important roles each played in their Houses. Lily, who took the reigns of Champagne Bollinger after her husband passed away in World War II, is credited for modernizing the house through product innovation and global marketing. Among her greatest achievements is helping to create R.D., the prestige cuvee of the house. Many people also lovingly remember the late Lily Bollinger for a quote she shared with The Daily Mail, “I drink Champagne 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.”
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A small revolution in the world of Champagne. In 1967, Bollinger releases R.D. 1952. There is no comparable Champagne on the market at the time. This bold and brilliant Champagne takes the pillars of what makes Champagne Bollinger so unique, and pushes them to their ultimate level. It is, very simply, a masterpiece.
Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marques that’s still family owned. Known for its rich, elegant and polished style of Champagne, their outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail and incredibly labor-intensive practices that few houses are willing to undertake. Underscoring its excellence, Bollinger has remained British secret agent James Bond's Champagne of choice since 1973.