Friday, October 25, 2013

Worldwide Celebrations Mark #ChampagneDay

Worldwide Celebrations Mark #ChampagneDay

Colette Babson Wins 2013 Champagne Day Contest

WASHINGTON –Today, October 25, marks the fourth annual Champagne Day, where wine lovers around the globe raise a flute to the quintessential wine of celebration, good cheer and toasts everywhere: Champagne. There will be terrific opportunities for Champagne lovers to celebrate in wine stores, restaurants, bars and in spontaneous gatherings with friends.

“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, explore the beauty these wines have to offer and turn a moment into a celebration while remembering that 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.

To celebrate Champagne Day and support consumer interest in this unique wine, the Champagne Bureau, USA hosted a contest where individuals submitted photos and videos completing the sentence “Champagne is. . .” Valid entries exclusively showcased authentic Champagne and supported the sentiment expressed in the statement: "Champagne only comes from Champagne, France." The Bureau is pleased to announce Colette Babson is the lucky winner of a new iPad mini.

“I love Champagne. It is such a special wine to me, and there’s really nothing else like it in the world,” said Colette Babson. “Even the everyday becomes extraordinary when you pour a flute of Champagne. Champagne makes everything sparkle.”

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 supporting the large Champagne social media conversation and Champagne lovers around the globe are encouraged to blog, tweet, post and share their experience celebrating with the #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:

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 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.