Nicknamed “Bond 25”, it’s a full circle moment for James Bond when filming commenced at GoldenEye in Jamaica several months ago. Its history to the franchise tide to Ian Fleming who created the character that enters principal photography of its 25th installment. The first 007 film, Dr No, produced by Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, Fleming’s sixth novel, was also filmed on location in Jamaica in 1962 starring Sean Connery, as well as Roger Moore’s first film taking over the role in 1973 for Live and Let Die. The official credits were released just days ago as they will appear in 25 languages when out in cinemas in April 2020. Click play to watch below.
Prince Charles visits the set
During his recent visit on set, it was reported that Prince Charles was asked to make a cameo in the film and is supposedly considering it!
Bollinger Tributes to James Bond:
In 1979, Champagne Bollinger appeared on screen with the release of Moonraker, becoming the Official Champagne for the famous British secret agent. The partnership has evolved over the years and is now a recognisable part of the legacy of both brands The official 40th anniversary of the partnership in Paris will see the unveilling of two limited edition tributees.
Bollinger Tribute to Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition
Moonraker, released forty years ago, featured James Bond whose mission took him on an outer space adventure. It was also the movie on which the Bond and Bollinger partnership began. Champagne Bollinger enlisted designer Eric Berthes to re-imagine the Moonraker space shuttle. Crafted from pewter and wood veneer, encasing a Saint Louis crystal ice bucket and a magnum of Bollinger 2007, the Bond vintage par excellence. Each numbered piece has been crafted and finished by hand, making it unique. only 407 bottles are available and expected to retail at GBP4500 (AUD $8200).
The Bollinger 007 Limited Edition Millesime 2011
The House has also created a limited edition wine dedicated to 007, with a 2011 vintage inspired by the world of Bond. 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, an atypical year, inspired Cellar Master to produce a unique champagne, created entirely from Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru village of Ay, 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 excellent 2011 harvest in Ay, produced complex, powerful and harmonious Pinot Noirs, fully expressed in this characterful wine. RRP Pounds 150. (AUD $270)