NAPA, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaulieu Vineyard, the benchmark Napa Valley vintner with 110 years of excellence in winemaking, will once again be the featured wine of the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards Governors Ball to be held on August 29, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles immediately following the Primetime Emmy telecast. This is the seventh consecutive year BV wine has been featured at the Emmy celebrations and the fifth year Beaulieu Vineyard has been proud to be the Official Wine Sponsor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
"We pride ourselves on making the best wines in America. Since the first vintage in 1936, Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been poured for presidents and princes, and 70 years later we are delighted to toast the best of American talent with our 2006 vintage," said Jeffrey Stambor, Director of Winemaking for Beaulieu Vineyard. "This is a tremendous honor for Beaulieu Vineyard and we are thrilled to pair our finest wines with Master Chef Joachim Splichal's innovative and delicious menu."
The 2008 Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay will join the 2006 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon at the table and will be paired with Patina Catering Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal's impressive menu for the Governors Ball, the official celebration following the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards telecast.
Designer Dwight Jackson relied on heavenly guidance with this year's Governors Ball decor, using the sun, moon and stars as his muse. The Television Academy's Governors Ball Committee and event producers at Sequoia Productions have added lavish elements for the guests' enjoyment, including over-the-moon wine tasting bars. In addition to the wines selected to be poured with the meal, strolling wine lovers can sample a range of heavenly, limited edition Beaulieu Vineyard wines, several of which are available only at the Napa winery.
BV Georges de Latour was the first private reserve Cabernet produced in America and has been a benchmark in California winemaking since the first vintage in 1936. Named for the winery founder, it is the most prestigious wine produced by Beaulieu Vineyard. The 2006 vintage marks the 70th year that this premier American reserve wine has been produced.
Beaulieu Vineyard, established in 1900, is a historic Napa Valley winery with a tradition of quality and innovation. Founded by French immigrant, Georges de Latour, Beaulieu Vineyard set early standards for excellence in premium winemaking that subsequent generations of vintners continue to maintain. Beaulieu Vineyard holds a unique place in the history of California wineries and is one of the most collected American Cabernets. For more information about Beaulieu Vineyard, visit www.bvwines.com.
Beaulieu Vineyard wines are produced by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E), is part of Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O); the world's leading premium drinks business. DC&E produces and markets premium wines from around the globe including Napa Valley, Sonoma, the California Central Coast, Washington, France, New Zealand and Australia. Brands include: Beaulieu Vineyard, Sterling Vineyards, Sterling Vintner's Collection, Chalone Vineyard, Acacia Vineyard, Edna Valley Vineyard and Rosenblum Cellars as well as the French wines of Barton & Guestier and Domaine de la Roquete. DC&E is also a leading importer of estate-bottled wines from Burgundy and Alsacian wines from F.E. Trimbach. Celebrating life, every day, everywhere, responsibly. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.
About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry. In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Primetime Emmy® Awards, the Television Academy publishes emmy magazine and through its Foundation, is responsible for the Archive of American Television, College Television Awards, acclaimed student internships and other educational outreach programs. For more information on the Television Academy and its many industry-related programs and services, please visit www.emmys.com and www.emmys.tv.
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