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WASHINGTON – Today, October 18, marks the tenth annual Champagne Day, where wine lovers around the globe raise a glass to the quintessential wine of celebration, good cheer and toasts everywhere: Champagne. Champagne Day offers wine enthusiasts worldwide an opportunity to enjoy the sparkling wine that only comes from Champagne, France both online through social media and at in-person events throughout the country.

“A day dedicated to Champagne—what could be better?” said Jennifer Hall, Director of the Champagne Bureau, USA. “The 10th annual celebration of Champagne Day is the perfect occasion for wine enthusiasts around the globe raise a glass to the quintessential wine of celebration, good cheer and toasts everywhere.”

Champagne Day was first started 10 years ago to recognize and appreciate the sparkling wine that comes exclusively from Champagne, France. Today, this worldwide social media event brings together millions of wine lovers who celebrate this day by hosting events and blogging, tweeting and commenting on all aspects of this unique bubbly.

To celebrate Champagne Day and support consumer interest in this unique wine, the Champagne Bureau, USA, hosted a sweepstakes where individuals shared the Champagne Bureau’s official Save the Date on Twitter for a chance to win. The Bureau is pleased to announce that Martin Redmond of Union City, California, is the winner of a $150 Visa gift card.

“Like many, I’m a big fan of Champagne and I think it’s important to be authentic. Champagne Day is a great way to celebrate this unique wine and remind people it only comes from Champagne, France!” said Redmond.

Consumers across the U.S. will have many opportunities to enjoy Champagne today with a host of Champagne Day-only events at select retail stores, restaurants, bars and other spontaneous celebrations. The Champagne Bureau, USA, is also generating social media interest for this worldwide celebration by encouraging wine lovers to share their thoughts about this exceptional wine by using the hashtag #ChampagneDay. To find some of the events happening around the country and learn more about how to participate in the online celebration, visit the official Champagne Day event page: www.champagneday2019.com

For more information about #ChampagneDay or the worldwide effort to protect the Champagne name, please visit www.champagne.us or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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 www.champagne.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ChampagneBureau.

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