Beaulieu Vineyard® "Give & Give Back" Program for Hunger Relief Donates Money and Volunteers to Freestore Foodbank in Ohio

Beaulieu Vineyard® "Give & Give Back" Program for Hunger Relief Donates Money
                 and Volunteers to Freestore Foodbank in Ohio

Benchmark Napa Winery sends 50K check, 7 volunteers to aid in Double Your
Dollars Day Fundraiser

PR Newswire

NAPA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012

NAPA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaulieu Vineyard® (BV), the great
American winery in the heart of Napa Valley is sending Jeffrey Stambor,
Director of Winemaking, back to his home state of Ohio for the day – along
with a donation check for $50,000 for Double Your Dollars Day, a fundraising
event for the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati. It's all part of the BV Give &
Give Back program, the winery's commitment to aid hunger relief across the
country. Joining Stambor are six additional employees of Diageo Chateau &
Estates wines, with plans to answer donation phone lines, stock warehouse
shelves with supplies, and prepare holiday food boxes for neighbors in need
served by the Freestore Foodbank.

Hunger in this country has never been more critical, and it's a problem that
truly has a solution," says Stambor. "Through volunteerism and donations, it's
possible to make a real difference in the lives of hungry Americans. I was
born and raised in Ohio, and it's a great honor to return home with this
donation and help out during this second annual fundraiser."

The Double Your Dollars Day campaign jumpstarts the holiday giving season on
Thursday, November 15, with a fundraising campaign from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.
Generous contributions from Beaulieu Vineyard Wines, American Mortgage
Charitable Trust, CROSSMARK and other business leaders will be added to the
telethon total and recognized in a check presentation and tally reveal at 10
a.m. on Friday, 11/16.

The Double Your Dollars Day event is sponsored by Local 12, WKRC-TV in
Cincinnati and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. A phone bank will be set
up at the Freestore Foodbank Mayerson Distribution Center. Local 12, WKRC-TV
will feature interviews, stories about why viewers should give to hunger
relief, the rising telethon totals, and more. In the spirit of the holiday
season, Beaulieu Vineyard encourages other TV and radio stations to spread
awareness about this giving campaign to kick-off the Freestore Foodbank's
holiday season.

The Freestore Foodbank provides food, clothing, transportation and other life
necessities to children and families in South Western Ohio, Southeastern
Indiana, and Northern Kentucky who have fallen on hard times. To make a
donation to the Double Your Dollars Day, call (513) 482-FOOD (3663) or visit
http://www.freestorefoodbank.org. 

For more information on BV wines and to learn about efforts to relieve Hunger
in America, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/bvwines. "Like" BV on
facebook and nominate your own Hometown Hunger Hero.

Please remember to drink BV responsibly.

Contact:
Philippa Jones, Beaulieu Vineyard Philippa.Jones@diageo.com   (707) 299-2618

Meghan Callaghan, Taylor          mcallaghan@taylorstrategy.com (212) 714-5714

About Beaulieu Vineyard
Beaulieu Vineyard wines are produced by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E)
is part of Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O); the world's leading premium drinks business.
DC&E brands also include: BV Coastal Estates, Sterling Vineyards, Sterling
Vintner's Collection, Chalone Vineyard, Acacia Vineyard, Provenance Vineyards
and Rosenblum Cellars. DC&E is also a leading importer of estate-bottled wines
from Burgundy. For more information about BV, visit www.bvwines.com. 

About Diageo
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding
collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines, and beer
categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B,
Baileys, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Beaulieu Vineyard and
Sterling Vineyards wines. Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 180
countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock
Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about
Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our
global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best
practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

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