Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Nannette Wins 2012 Champagne Day Label Contest

WASHINGTON –Today, October 26, marks the third annual Champagne Day, where wine lovers around the globe raise a flute to the quintessential wine of celebration, good cheer and toasts everywhere: Champagne. Not only will there be terrific opportunities for Champagne lovers to participate in festivities, but the Champagne Bureau, USA is also hoping to take this one-day online celebratory blitz to new heights this year.

“Champagne, often the selection to mark joyous and special occasions, is a wine that evokes friendship, laughter and enduring memories when enjoyed among friends and family,” said Sam Heitner, director of the Champagne Bureau, USA. “Champagne Day offers the perfect opportunity to pop open a bottle and explore the richness these wines have to offer, remembering that while quality wines are made all over the globe, Champagne only comes from Champagne, France.”

Champagne Day was initially created by Vintuba wine blog to recognize and appreciate the sparkling wine that comes exclusively from Champagne, France. Today, it brings millions of wine lovers worldwide together to celebrate in a host of events, retail opportunities and a large-scale online celebration of all aspects of this unique bubbly.

Consumers across the U.S. will have many special opportunities to enjoy Champagne today with a host of Champagne Day-only deals at retailers, tastings and menu pairings at restaurants and other spontaneous celebrations.
The Champagne Bureau, USA is also aiming to spur an expansive Champagne social media conversation with a large-scale online celebration, and Champagne lovers around the globe are encouraged to blog, tweet, post and share their thoughts about this exceptional wine by using #ChampagneDay hashtag. To find some of the events happening around the world and learn more about how to participate in the online celebrations, visit the official Champagne Day event page:

To further celebrate Champagne Day and commemorate consumer interest in this unique wine, the Champagne Bureau hosted a contest where individuals submitted photos of authentic Champagne labels in order to win an iPad. The Bureau is pleased to announce Nannette Eaton is the lucky winner. To check out the entire album featuring nearly 400 submissions of Champagne labels, visit the Champagne Bureau’s Facebook page:

“I love Champagne. It is such a special wine to me, and there’s really nothing else like in the world,” said Nannette, who is also creator of the Wine Harlots blog. “Even the everyday becomes extraordinary when you pour a flute of Champagne. Champagne makes everything sparkle.”

For more information about #ChampagneDay or the worldwide effort to protect the Champagne name, please visit or

About The Champagne Bureau, USA
The Champagne Bureau, USA, is the official U.S. representative of the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne, a trade association which represents the grape growers and houses of Champagne, France. The Bureau works to educate U.S. consumers about the uniqueness of the wines of Champagne and expand their understanding of the need to protect the Champagne name. For more information, visit us online at Follow us on Twitter at @ChampagneBureau.