Wine: From Champagne with love

Bollinger isn't just James Bond's favourite Champagne, it's also one of the wine world's great family businesses, writes Tomás Clancy.

27th July, 2013
Bollinger Vintage Rosé 2004. Photo: Leif Carlsson

'I drink it when I am 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."

So said Lilly Bollinger, the last great icon of the Bollinger family, about the Champagne produced by her family firm.

Bollinger is one of only three...

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