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.
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
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.
SOURCE Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines