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2nd Annual #ChampagneDay


Friday, October 28, 2011 from 1:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

2nd Annual #ChampagneDay

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On October 28th, 2011

Hello Champagne lovers!

Welcome to the 2nd  annual #ChampagneDay.  An annual social media event made possible by YOU!.  What fun we had at the inaugural #ChampagneDay last year! This year we are bubbling over with excitement because we have bigger and better plans and exciting activities and opportunities. 

All you have to do to participate is get some champagne, which incidentally only comes from the Champagne region of France,  in your glass on October 28th 2011.  Share your photos, tasting notes, experiences or videos on any social media site, and be sure to add the #ChampagneDay hash tag.

You'll be able to search what other wine lovers are sharing by searching posts using tools like Tweetdeck, Google, or to name a few.  This is a global event set to run 24 hours in order to give everyone time to share a glass when it makes sense in their time zone.


Want to organize your own get together or find out where the action is?  Use  to add yours to the map:


Join in on global #ChampagneDay tasting with friends from around the globe!


Date and time:

Friday, October 28th  2011 12:01 am to 12pm PST. We have chosen to make this a 24-hour event so that our friends from around the globe can participate.

Vive La Champagne!



Napa, CA

Champagne Master Class

with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson

& Christian Oggenfuss, DWS

October 28th 4:30pm to 8pm

Register for #ChampagneDay Napa at The Westin Versa in Napa, CA  on Eventbrite

1314 Mckinstry Street • Napa, CA 94559 • USA • Map

Phone: (707) 257-1800 • Fax: (707) 257-1200

Generously sponsored by The Westin Verasa Napa.

New York, NY

Get a VIP reservation with your own personal table, an appetizer on us and fresh flowers on table when ordering a bottle during Champagne Day!

Flûte Gramercy
40 East 20th Street, New York City
Tel. 212.529.7870


Flûte Midtown
205 West 54th Street, New York City
Tel. 212.265.5169



Marcel’s to Host Luxurious Appetizer Special on Champagne Day

Did you ever wish you could be whisked away to Paris for a day to indulge in French food and wine? Well now you can with this appetizer spectacular. In celebration of Global Champagne Day, Marcel’s is having a $100 French tasting featuring three specialty champagnes each paired with three extravagant hors d'oeuvres.

For more info contact:

Marcel's Restaurant directly

 (202)-296-1166 or

2401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW 20037

Washington DC


LA, California 

Join us for Champagne Day...

Collet Brut $10/glass, $40/btl (normally $15)
Laherte Freres Rose $15/glass, $60/btl (normally $20)
Dom Perignon 1999 $25/glass, $110/btl

And 50% off all Vintage Champagne bottles. 33 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 795-1295


Bethesda, MA

Paul's Liquors

513 Eastern Ave, Fairmount Heights, MD 20743 (301) 925-8931 ‎

Washington, DC

We are offering Jean Moutardier Rosé  ($10 a glass), a rare Jacques Selosse Initiale ($30 a glass), Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 ($35 a glass), and the extraordinary Salon Le Mesnil 1997 ($60 a glass)


775 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 202.737.7663

Reims, France

Champagne Party

avec les Vignerons de Terres & Vins de Champagne

October 28th from 7pm

Bocal 27 rue de Mars • 51100 Reims, Champagne • FRANCE • Map

phone: +33 (0)3 26 47 02 51 • secret password: ChampagneDay
email: subject: ChampagneDay


Verzy, France

Global Champagne Day 2011 at Les Molyneux, your home from home in the heart of the Champagne
region, France. What better place to celebrate this global event than in person with us in Verzy.
Come and meet some of the smaller producers, wine writers, journalists, our friends and some of the
most high profile movers and shakers here in Champagne. It’s going to be a great day and we’d love
you to join us.


 Ventura, CA

The Jolly Oyster

Bring your own bubbles & a picnic to Ventura State Beach & celebrate Champagne Day with the Jolly Oyster!

--Get expert tips on how to shuck oysters & cook clams.
--Enjoy Champagne Day specials on fresh oysters & clams from our farms.
--Find out about how we grow our oysters & clams from our farmers.
--Learn about local marine life from the Jolly Ranger.
--Meet Champagne fans & fellow foodies.

  Loire Valley, France

Chateau de La Barre, Loire Valley
Celebrate the 2nd Annual # champagne Day in style as guests of Comte & Comtesse de Vanssay in their elegant and authentic château, home to their family since 1404!
During a Grand Siècle Dinner in the XVIIth century dining room, taste various champagnes, and especially, our favorite brand, Pierre Peters Grand Cru.
Exclusive & limited offer, includes 2 nights at Château de La Barre in a luxurious ensuite room, one grand Siècle dinner and daily English breakfast.

More info:
Loire Valley
Tel + 33 2 43 35 0017

Boston, MA

341 Hanover Street Boston MA 02133 (617) 227-6607 

 Boston, MA

Is holding Champagne tastings (with five different wines) at both of their locations. 


Weygandt Wines

Media-Exclusive Tasting at
Friday, 10/28 | 6pm-8pm

Friday, October 28, is International #ChampagneDay.  So we're taking this opportunity to hold a complimentary tasting event here at Weygandt Wines, exclusively for wine and food writers and bloggers. Please join us!

From 6-8pm, we will be pouring a selection of our fine Champagnes, accompanied by light bites from Ripple's acclaimed chef, Logan Cox. It promises to be a fun evening filled with outstanding bubbles and delicious food.

Please note that due to space constraints, we are strictly limiting this event to the first 50 respondents. To RSVP, please contact via email or phone (202.362.9463). We hope to see you on the 28th!


Tim O'Rourke

General Manager | Weygandt Wines

3519 Connecticut Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20008


Seattle, Washington

Direct-to-consumer grower Champagne website with a light-saber focus on quality. We go direct to the growers, & know exactly how bottles are stored and shipped. | Celebrate Everyday
Twitter: @fatcork


Oconomowoc, WI

Wine Maniacs Bar & Bistro

W359 N5002 Brown Street, Suite 105

Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Phone: 262-244-0385

Fax: 262-244-0322


Epernay, France

Les Champagnes de Vignerons is organising a Grower Champagnes tasting in Epernay, the Capital of Champagne.
Join us at 6pm at C Comme !
(pic 'vignerons')
C Comme • 8 rue Gambetta / 7 rue Jean Moët • 51200 Epernay, Champagne • FRANCE • +33 (0)3 26 59 55 26

Champagne Day co-hosts:

Napa Valley, USA

Christian Oggenfuss, DWS


Napa, USA

A wine geek and holder of a Diploma from the WSET, and 2nd year Master of Wine candidate, with an unusual love of Champagne!  Founder of #ChampagneDay. Where Everyman's Wine Snob meets Wine Snob's Everyman.

Andrea Robinson, MS


St Helena, USA

One of only 15 women in the world to have earned the rigorous Master Sommelier credential, Andrea Robinson was also chosen Best Sommelier in the United States, is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute in New York City, and has received several awards and recognitions including the James Beard Foundation’s Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year in 2002.

Sydney, Australia

Jayne Powell



  Australia's consumer champagne expert; writer, speaker, tour guide & author of Champagnes Behind The Bubbles.

Toronto, Canada

Liz Palmer


Liz Palmer  – Wine and Travel Writer
Member of the Circle of Wine Writers (UK)
Distinguished Member of The Wine Century Club

Champagne, France

Melanie Tarlant

Champagne, France

Grower Champagne since 1687. With Mélanie Tarlant and Benoît Tarlant, the first Champagne 2.0 and above all create Zero Champagnes.

Boston, MA

Becky Sue Epstein


Wine expert Becky Sue Epstein is the author of the new book Champagne: A Global History.

 Ventura, California

Gwendolyn Alley

Journalist, blogger, poet, college teacher & writing coach Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator & Wine Predator is always on the prowl for fun times in fine wine & food.!/ArtPredator


Participating Champagne Houses:



As part of this celebration, the Champagne Bureau is hosting a contest to recognize authentic Champagne and will give away a new iPad 2 to one lucky winner.  


To win an iPad 2 or one of four other prizes, send a picture of an authentic Champagne label to or post the picture to your Facebook profile and tag yourself and the Champagne Bureau in the picture. One Grand Prize winner will be selected randomly and receive an iPad 2. Four runners-up will receive an exclusive Champagne tasting kit.

There are many quality sparkling wines produced worldwide, but true Champagne only comes from Champagne, France. Its name can only be used on a label if the grapes and the wine are produced, under strict controls, in the French region of Champagne. But today, over 50 percent of sparkling wines sold in the U.S are improperly labeled “Champagne.” To promote appreciation for and protection of true Champagne, the Champagne Bureau is asking you to send and post pictures of authentic Champagne labels starting today.

Contest entrants may submit multiple entries to increase their chances of winning. All entries must be unique, as duplicate entries will not be considered. For more information about this contest, please visit



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