Friday, March 12, 2010

The Quest for Bollinger

I helped a friend who is in abroad buy a special champagne in the name of Bollinger, pronounced /Bo lan zhay/. I learned from my friend that this is the favorite champagne of James Bond. Naks.

This is the first time I heard of this champagne. I went to 5 different supermarkets with a printout in tow, and most of the store clerks gave me the "i do not know what that is" kind of look. I also went to 5 different specialty wine shops, but they do not carry the Bollinger. It is so rare, I was lucky to find the only shop in Manila that sells it. Thanks to my friend, Amanda, who referred me to them. :)

I had to ask my partner-in-crime, Mau, to accompany me to Yakal Street in San Antonio Makati because I am not familiar with the place. Our destination was Tita Nia Wine Cellars. They have several branches, but it is only their main office that carries the Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvee, and one bottle costs P6,000. Huwaw!

For that price, you would think it is packaged beautifully. But no. I was surprised to find out it does not have a box. So we had to get a wooden box, which costs P300, to carry the exquisite Bollinger.

Before leaving the shop, we authographed the signboard for the Miss Mouton Cadet 2010. Wala lang, echos lang, hehe. This signboard will be shipped to France.

I promised my friend I would wrap the present in silver and blue packaging. Mau and I went to a gift wrapping store, and decided to get a silver and blue ribbon instead. Here's the outcome:


spearmint80 said...

Cheers to our little adventure. I had fun.

spearmint80 said...

Hahaha... I noticed that in 2 different posting of yours, pareho ang tshirt ko. Grrrr... Sbhn nila di ako nag bibihis. Hahaha

Irmee said...

I wonder what's the taste of that champagne, Sana me makita ako dito...thanks for the info.