NAPA, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaulieu Vineyard, a leader in Napa Valley with over 100 years of excellence in winemaking, will once again be the featured wine of the 59th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Governors Ball to be held on September 16, 2007 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles immediately following the Primetime Emmy(R) telecast. This is the fourth consecutive year that BV wines will be poured at this event, as well as at the Creative Arts Awards Dinner, which will be held at the Shrine one-week prior, on September 8, 2007. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070816/AQTH094) To celebrate the occasion on September 16, Beaulieu Vineyard will pour the signature Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, the first private reserve Cabernet Sauvignon produced and a benchmark in California winemaking since the first vintage in 1936. Named for the winery founder, Georges de Latour Private Reserve has a suggested retail price of $100 per bottle and has been poured at the White House for presidents and princes. This is the second consecutive year that "Georges" has been poured at the Emmys. In keeping with the green eco-friendly theme of this year's Primetime Emmy campaign, following the celebrations, all 2400 empty BV bottles will be recycled for their glass. "Once again we are thrilled and honored to be served at the Primetime Emmy Awards celebrations," said Jeffrey Stambor, Senior Winemaker. "BV is a benchmark, uniquely American winery, and the Emmys are truly a benchmark, uniquely American awards ... the perfect way to toast the best of American television talent." The 2005 Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay will join the 2003 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon at the table and will be paired with Master Chef Joachim Splichal's impressive menu for the Governors Ball, the official celebration of the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards. Beaulieu Vineyard, established in 1900, is a benchmark Napa Valley winery with a tradition of quality and innovation. Founded by French immigrant, Georges de Latour, BV set early standards for excellence in premium winemaking that subsequent generations of vintners continue to maintain. BV 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 http://www.bvwines.com. Beaulieu Vineyard wines are produced by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, which is part of Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business. DC&E also produces and markets Sterling Vineyards, the wines of the Chalone Wine Group, Sterling Vintner's Collection, Solaris, Blossom Hill and The Monterey Vineyard, as well as the French wines of Barton & Guestier. DC&E is also a leading importer of classified Bordeaux in the U.S. and F. E. Trimbach wines from Alsace. A collection of burgundy estate-bottled wines and several other fine European wines complement the selection. Diageo's broader business includes: Smirnoff Vodkas and flavored malt beverages, Guinness, Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur, Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey and Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, as well as many other of the world's leading premium drinks brands.
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