NAPA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaulieu Vineyard, the great American winery at the heart of the Napa Valley, with 111 years of history in fine winemaking, will once again provide the featured wine for the 63rd Primetime Emmy® Awards Governors Ball to be held September 18, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, immediately following the Primetime Emmy telecast at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.
This is the eighth consecutive year BV wines have been featured at the Emmy celebrations and the sixth year Beaulieu Vineyard has been the proud Official Wine Sponsor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. BV wines will also be featured at the Creative Arts Emmy celebrations on September 10, 2011.
"This is a tremendous honor for Beaulieu Vineyard. The entire BV winemaking team is truly proud that our wines are poured at such prestigious events," said Jeffrey Stambor, Director of Winemaking for Beaulieu Vineyard. "Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been served at great celebrations since the first vintage, and we are delighted to toast television excellence with our 2007 vintage."
The 2009 Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay will join the 2007 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon at the gala dinners and will be paired with the impressive menu designed by Patina Catering Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal. In addition to the dinner wines, a lavish wine bar at the balls will greet guests and allow them to sample and enjoy a range of limited edition Beaulieu Vineyard wines.
BV Georges de Latour was the first 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 eagerly anticipated wine produced by Beaulieu Vineyard. The 2007 vintage marks the 71st 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 brands also include: BV Coastal Estates, Sterling Vineyards, Sterling Vintner's Collection, Chalone Vineyard, Acacia Vineyard, Provenance Vineyards and Rosenblum Cellars. DC&E is also a leading importer of estate-bottled wines from Burgundy. For more information about BV, visit www.bvwines.com. Celebrating life, every day, everywhere, responsibly. For the Diageo 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.
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