A Worthy Toast to 2013


Egalite Bottle shot

We are just hours away from saying “farewell” to 2013 and” hello” to 2014. The staff is ready. We are toasting it up with Égalité a “worthy bubbly” with a wonderful cause.

The champagne promotes equality and gives back.

“Over the last year, tremendous gains have been made in the fight for LGBT equality in a number of areas,” said Darren Restivo, one of the principals of Biagio Cru & Estate Wines, the creator and importer of Égalité. “While we still have a long way to go, the holiday season is the perfect time to celebrate this progress and give back to the many charitable organizations that help LGBT youth conquer the challenges that remain.”

Overall, Égalité has contributed more than $20,000 (in product and direct donations) to LGBT nonprofit organizations since its January 2013 launch.

The name Égalité, which is French for “Equality,” is both a reflection of the wine’s origin and a celebration of Equality for the LGBT community in the United States and around the world. A Crémant from the Burgundy region of France, Égalité offers hints of peach and honey blossom on the palate, with a clean, dry finish found in only the finest Champagnes.

“Égalité is an exceptional, elegant wine perfect for special holiday celebrations with friends and family,” added Restivo.

Égalité is 45-percent Pinot Noir, 30-percent Chardonnay, 20-percent Gamay and 5-percent Aligote. It has a suggested retail price of about $23.99 for a 750-ml. bottle and is available nationwide at restaurants, fine retail stores and through wine.com.

To find out more about Égalité, including store locations, visit http://www.egalitewines.com, or connect with Égalité on Facebook and Twitter with #toastequality