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Monday, 10 September 2012

Article: Gastronomy like James Bond

Over the years agent 007 have always been associated with luxury, style, women, action and the amazingly superb knowledge within gastronomy. The character James Bond usually is known for Bollinger, Aston Martin and Vodka Martini - shaken not stirred. However over the years it has varied many times on what kind of beverage, automobile or gadgets 007 used. For instance in Goldfinger, Sean Connery drinks Dom Perignon instead of Bollinger and in resent years Daniel Craig has invented a new cocktail for the character; Vesper. Bollinger Champagne is actually not introduced to 007 until 1973 with "Live and Let Die". All in all we can say that James Bond brings style and high interest in food and beverage which we at Western Taste adores in James Bond the most amazing spy character of all times.


Dom Perignon (vintage 2003)
Nr Systembolaget: 7428
Cost in Sweden: 1199 SEK
Cost in China: Apprx 3000 RMB
Cost in US: Apprx 115 USD

Tattinger Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs (vintage 2002)
Nr Systembolaget: 77287
Cost in Sweden: 1350 SEK
Cost in China: Apprx 3200 SEK
Cost in US: Apprx 140 USD

Bollinger La Grande Annee (vintage 2002)
Nr Systembolaget: 7579
Cost in Sweden: 849 SEK
Cost in China: Apprx 2500 RMB
Cost in US: 79 USD


Château l`Angélus 2006, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Nr Systembolaget: 99875
Cost in Sweden: 1495 SEK
Cost in China: Unknown
Cost in US: Apprx 135 USD

Chateau Haut-Brion 1957, Graves, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Price: Very rare and most likely not available anymore

Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1955, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Price: Very rare and most likely not available anymore

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1959, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Price: Very rare and most likely not available anymore

Previous James Bond Films

Dr. No (1962): Dom Pérignon 1955 and Smirnoff vodka.
From Russia With Love (1963): Taittinger Blanc de Blancs.
Goldfinger (1964): Dom Pérignon and mint julep.
Thunderball (1965): Dom Pérignon 1955, vodka, Cinzano martini and Rum Collins.
You Only Live Twice (1967): Vodka and Noilly Prat vermouth.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969): Dom Pérignon 1957, Château Haut-Brion 1957, Hennessy Cognac and Campari.
Diamonds Are Forever (1971): Mouton-Rothschild 1955.
Live And Let Die (1973): Bollinger (for the first time).
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974): Dom Pérignon 1964 and wine from Phuyuck, Thailand.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977): Bacardi rum.
Moonraker (1979): Bollinger R.D.
For Your Eyes Only (1981): Dom Pérignon and ouzo.
Octopussy (1983): Bollinger R.D.
Never Say Never Again (1983): (Sean Connery's unofficial film of Thunderball). Absolut vodka.
A View To A Kill (1985): Bollinger 1975, Château Lafite Rothschild 1959 and Stolichnaya vodka.
The Living Daylights (1987): Bollinger R.D.
License To Kill (1989): Bollinger R.D.
GoldenEye (1995): Bollinger Grande Année and vodka.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997): Vodka.
The World Is Not Enough (1999): Bollinger Grande Année.
Die Another Day (2002): Bollinger Grande Année 1961 and 1995.
Casino Royale (2006): Bollinger Grande Année 1990, Château Angélus 1982 and Vesper.
Quantum of Solace (2008): Bollinger Grande Annee and Vesper.

Written by Alexander Yü

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