NAPA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaulieu Vineyard, the benchmark Napa Valley winery, with 112 years of history in fine winemaking, will once again provide the featured wine for the 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards Governors Ball to be held September 23, 2012 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 ninth consecutive year BV wines have been featured at the Emmy celebrations and the seventh year Beaulieu Vineyard has been the proud Official Wine Sponsor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. BV wines were also featured at the Creative Arts Emmy celebrations on September 15, 2012. Each couple attending the balls will receive a parting gift of BV wine to enjoy at home.
This year's decor theme – A Romantic Rhapsody in Red – will feature 2008 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay at the gala dinners which will be paired with the impressive menu designed by Patina Catering Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal. In addition to the wines selected to be served tableside with the meal, strolling wine lovers can sample a range of delicious limited edition Beaulieu Vineyard wines at the lavish central wine bar, ideal for a night of romance and celebration.
"It's a huge thrill to have our wines served at the Primetime Emmy Awards celebrations," said Jeffrey Stambor, Director of Winemaking for Beaulieu Vineyard. "This year's event theme could not be more perfect – our Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet truly is a 'romantic rhapsody in red', so I think we fit right in! The 2008 vintage is a beautiful wine, with big rich flavors, perfect for a special, momentous occasion like this."
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 eagerly anticipated wine produced by Beaulieu Vineyard. The 2008 vintage marks the 72nd 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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