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Bond and booze: test your knowledge

12th October, 2012 by Patrick Schmitt

As we await the release of the latest Bond film Skyfall, we have compiled a quick quiz to test your knowledge of 007’s taste in drinks.

Although disappointment among Bond fans has been vocal following news he’s swapped Martini for Heineken, Ian Fleming’s famous agent has a history of enjoying strong cocktails and expensive Champagne.

As for his taste in wine, it’s traditional but varied, from German Riesling to first growth Bordeaux – just don’t offer him Chianti with fish.

Taking in both the books by Fleming and the films, Champagne is mentioned 35 times, vodka Martini 22 times and red wine 10 times.

Test your knowledge of Fleming’s fictional character with the questions below. Answers can be found over the following pages.

Oh yes, and Skyfall is due for release on 26 October.

1. In which Bond film are the villains unmasked for their lack of wine knowledge?

2. In which Bond film does 007 utter the following: “My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit.”

3. In which other Bond does 007 name check Dom Perignon ’53?

4. What was the preferred Champagne brand of the literary James Bond?

5. What is the literary Bond’s preferred spirit?

6. In which Bond film does Chianti feature – and with a food match deemed unsuitable by Bond?

7. With whom does Bond share a bottle of German Riesling?

8. Which drink was invented and named by James Bond in the 1953 novel Casino Royale?

9. In which Bond film does Smirnoff vodka make its first appearance?

10. Which drinks brand has opted for pistol-shaped packaging to celebrate its Bond association?

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