Moet & Chandon Named the Official Champagne of the PGA of America

The 39th Ryder Cup will toast entry into American Golf

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (July 12, 2012) – Moët & Chandon and The PGA of America announced that Moët & Chandon will be the Official Champagne of The PGA of America, aligning the world's most beloved champagne with the world’s largest sports organization. Moët & Chandon, the champagne of success and glamour since 1743, is enhancing its rich heritage as an icon of victorious celebration and global winning moments with this first foray in American golf, beginning with the Ryder Cup, in September of 2012 in Medinah, Ill.

“One of the world’s most recognized champagnes of choice at premier events, The PGA of America is proud that Moet & Chandon will serve as the Official Champagne of The PGA of America,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “We cannot envision a better addition to the many magical moments at our Championships than Moët & Chandon.”

Moët & Chandon's status as the ultimate symbol of success, achievement, and victory was created through an unwavering and triumphant presence at many of the world's most esteemed competitions and high-profile moments. Moët & Chandon has been at the finish line of international boating and car racing competitions for nearly a century, including the Vanderbilt Cup, Formula One, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the America's Cup. Moet & Chandon celebrates the elegance and style of tennis on the courts of the U.S. Open, and Roland Garros Barclays ATP World Tennis in London.

Moet & Chandon also symbolizes triumph atop the world's most revered podiums, including the Cannes International Film Festival, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Academy Awards.

“Moët & Chandon's partnership with The PGA of America is a natural,” said Ludovic du Plessis, Vice President of Moët & Chandon North America. "Through the magic of champagne, we look forward to creating unique and unforgettable Moet Moments together with The PGA of America and sharing our sense of celebration in the spirit of success and glamour beginning with the Ryder Cup in September as its Proud Partner."

Under the agreement with The PGA of America, Moët & Chandon will be present at all the important and commemorative moments of the competitions including the iconic “Trophy Moments.” In addition, golf fans at PGA of America events will be able to enjoy their golf with a logoed commemorative mini Moet bottle that will likely become a valued memento.

About Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon is the champagne of success and glamour since 1743. Renowned for its achievements, firsts and legendary pioneering spirit, Moët & Chandon is the Maison that introduced champagne to the world. Synonymous with the most venerable of traditions and the most modern of pleasures, Moët & Chandon has celebrated life's most triumphant moments with grandeur and generosity for nearly 270 years. Moët & Chandon's heritage is rooted in an appreciation for shared celebratory moments, the pursuit of success and quality, and a taste for challenge. Whether celebrating personal athletic accomplishments or sponsoring the world's most glamorous athletic competitions, Moët & Chandon is an icon of victorious achievement in sports.

About The PGA of America

Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.