Christian Bizot, who was at the time head of the champagne House, set up the Madame Bollinger Foundation in 1988.
As a tribute to the sterling qualities of elegance, excellence and competence exemplified by his aunt, Madame Bollinger. Based in London, the Madame Bollinger Foundation aims to help train eminent wine specialists from around the world who display exceptional knowledge and skill by passing a high-level examination.
The Madame Bollinger Foundation is one of the main supporters of the Institute of Masters of Wine. Each year it awards the Madame Bollinger Medal for the most outstanding performance during the practical tasting examination. A very tangible way of remembering the enthusiasm and energy that Elisabeth Bollinger, the great lady of Champagne, put to the service of her House and her region for many years.