When James Bond is at the casino, his drink of choice is a vodkamartini, shaken, not stirred. But when he’s retired back to the presidential suite, with some microfilm and a Russian seductress, he’ll be imbibing Bollinger champagne before the lights go out.
Now, Sotheby’s New York has side-stepped room service, dimmed the lights, and offered you a century’s worth of Bollinger lots in its “Champagne Bollinger, Direct From The Cellars and Finest Wines” auction set for Nov. 19.
While not every single champagne Bond upended in a movie is available in the auction, you can bid on Bollinger R.D. 1979 (featured in License to Kill) and Le Grande Année 1995 (Die Another Day), as well as a host of other rare and high-end bottles from the brand (the above lot features a Bollinger champagne set made specifically for the 2015 Spectre movie). (Also on tap are over 50 cases of ultra-rare wine, Domaine de la Romanée Conti.)