Latest Champagne Stories

2009-07-21 11:25:00

Award Given on Fourth Anniversary of International Declaration Protecting Wine Place and Origin WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Champagne Bureau is proud to honor wine writers and consumer activists Eleanor and Ray Heald with the Bureau's first annual "Champagne Award," given to the Healds for their tireless commitment to promoting fair and accurate wine labeling. For more than a decade, the Healds have worked to ensure that consumers are protected by advocating for wine...

2009-07-16 09:00:00

BALTIMORE, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Maybe it was the extraordinary circumstances that lead to a couple's meeting, or a story from their first getaway together, or the elaborate planning that went into his proposal. All couples have those great stories they like to tell and now those moments could become more then good memories. This summer, 16 hotels in 11 states will each be giving away a Free Deluxe Wedding Reception to couples with the most Memorable Romantic Moments. To be eligible,...

2009-06-23 23:01:00

Wine Expert Kevin Zraly Selects Best Values from Over 100 of NYC's Top Wine Lists NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Choosing the right bottle on a wine list can be a daunting task, especially finding the best value. To solve this dilemma, Zagat has partnered with renowned wine expert Kevin Zraly to launch "Your Sommelier," an online guide to finding the best wines at the lowest prices at New York City's top restaurants, on ZAGAT.com and ZAGAT.mobi. Zraly will be publishing the 25th...

2009-03-04 14:35:00

"Green" USB sticks comprised of corn, smart champagne bottles and a gentle alarm clock were among the more interesting gadgets featured at this year's CeBIT event, the largest high-tech show in the world for inventors. As the tech sector struggles under a global economic slowdown, inventors from the United States, Asia and Europe displayed their wares in attempts to capture attendees' imaginations with ideas that could ignite the market in the years ahead. Researchers at the German Research...

2009-03-02 16:25:00

March Event Features Wines By Mick Fleetwood and Doobie Brothers Manager Bruce Cohn of B.R. Cohn NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Executive Chef Russell Skall has designed a wine dinner that will rock the house with a special menu as unforgettable as a classic guitar lick. Glasses will be filled with wines made by rock 'n' roll legends. Trivia games will be played, CDs will reward the winners, and great music will go through the night....

2009-02-22 03:57:00

Rare Bottle Autographed by Steven Spielberg, Hugh Jackman, and Robert Downey, Jr., to be Auctioned at Christie's To Raise Funds For Leading Health and Social Services Charity NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of the 81st Academy Awards, Moet & Chandon is delighted to announce a symbolic charitable donation to mark Moet & Chandon's first year as exclusive champagne of the Oscars(R). The esteemed champagne house is honored to extend celebration of the Academy Awards...

2009-02-02 13:00:00

New Study By Leading Luxury Champagne Finds That Valentine's Day is the Perfect Day to Toast the One You Love LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study of U.S. adult women revealed that when it comes to Valentine's Day, nothing celebrates the one you love better than champagne. An overwhelming 40% of women aged 21 and up in relationships admitted that not only does champagne make the special day more romantic, but it is also the most romantic drink to enjoy with that special...

2009-01-26 09:48:00

Moet & Chandon Announces New Partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Moet & Chandon, the world's most loved champagne since 1743, announces today that it is the exclusive champagne of the 81st Annual Academy Awards(R). This unique and unprecedented relationship with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences establishes a significantly expanded Hollywood presence for Moet & Chandon. This is the first time the...

2009-01-21 14:12:00

Australia's #1 Selling Wine Offers Ideal Pairings for a Super Viewing Experience LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Like millions of Americans, Jacob's Creek, the leading Australian wine company, plans on celebrating one of the most significant American sporting events with wine while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals in football's biggest game of the year. Whether feasting on pizza, nachos, or burgers while gathered around the TV, Jacob's Creek offers the ideal...

2009-01-19 04:20:00

GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day -- February 14th -- just around the corner, the annual decision of how best to show one's love for that special someone is upon us. In affairs of the heart, the best gifts are classic gifts, and the classic Valentine's Day gifts are red roses and Korbel California Brut Rose Champagne. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090119/AQMFNS1) Red roses, with their message of love, may...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'