FOX News included Champagne Bollinger in a story, “Valentine’s Day: Do you know the origins of the holiday?” The piece offers historical insight on the holiday from industry experts, including Charles-Armand de Belenet and Cyril Delarue from Champagne Bollinger, and suggestions for how to best celebrate with Champagne. They offer several pieces of advice throughout the story, including a few great recommendations for novice Champagne buyers looking to splurge on a great bottle. They explain, “Rather than feeling intimidated, look to the wine shop’s trusted sales associates for suggestions. Ask for something that gives pleasure, something rich and complex that will appeal to your Valentine… Look for bottles with a vintage date for someone extra special, like Bollinger La Grande Année 2008, to showcase the best expression of the year from a producer.” The two also provide “fun facts” pertaining to love, mentioning that pairing raw oysters with Champagne is a surefire way to make sparks fly! Read the full story HERE
La Grande Année: The Great Year. This Champagne is the embodiment of everything that makes Bollinger the producer that stands apart in Champagne. La Grande Année, or LGA, preserves the traditions of the past and symbolizes the word “hand-crafted” so strongly that an overused word suddenly becomes the only appropriate definition.
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.