For This Year’s Oscars, Drink Like a Winner

We look at the custom bottles and top-tier wines stars have enjoyed at the biggest awards shows this past year, just in time for your Oscar-viewing party.
The Oscars turn 90 this year / Photo by Kevork Djansezian, Getty

Award season isn’t just exciting for celebrities. Fans and wine lovers can get in on the fun with their own Oscar parties and celebrations. But to properly recreate the magic of these moments in your own home, you need to drink like the real winners do. Check out these official red-carpet wines, and see if you can snag your own bottle to celebrate with.

Golden Age design on Piper-Heidsieck's 90th Oscars label / Photo courtesy Piper-Heidsieck
Golden Age design on Piper-Heidsieck’s 90th Oscars label / Photo courtesy Piper-Heidsieck

Oscars | Piper-Heidsieck, Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Along with a selection of bottles from Francis Ford Coppola Winery, custom magnums of Piper-Heidsieck’s classic brut Champagne will fuel the celebrations at this Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards. The bubbly bottle’s art deco label design gives nod to the old-school glamour of Golden Age Hollywood and brings to mind theaters of legend. Unfortunately, the special anniversary edition artwork is exclusive to the Oscars, so pop open Piper-Heidsieck’s iconic brut offering, featuring a bold red label that’s still sure to impress. Fresh and exciting, this champagne will energize guests from the first toast through the cheers and tears of the Best Picture announcement.

Moët & Chandon Imperial, from magnum to mini, being served at the Golden Globes / Getty
Moët & Chandon Imperial, from magnum to mini, being served at the Golden Globes / Getty

Golden Globes: Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon matched the Globes’ glitz and glam by making a splash with a variety of bottle sizes. The Champagne house took over the red carpet with more than 1,500 piccolos of their Imperial offering, each with a built-in flute, so guests could sip straight from the bottle. The producer also invited celebrities to partake in their “Toast for a Cause,” an initiative allowing A-listers to raise a toast in support of their favorite charities, with Moët donating $1000 to each of the participating stars preferred causes. Toast to your own cause at your viewing party with mini Champagne bottles, flute-toppers optional.

Sterling Vineyards hosts the Winners Circle at The Governors Ball September 17 2017.
Sterling Vineyards hosts the Winners Circle at The Governors Ball September 17 2017 / Photo by Vince Bucci / AP

Emmys: Sterling Vineyards

Bubbles aren’t the only way to celebrate like the stars. California’s Sterling Vineyards was the exclusive wine partner of the Governor’s Ball at the 2017 Emmys Awards. Pouring their Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc for guests, Sterling also unveiled their top-tier 2014 Iridium Cabernet Sauvignon. Extra-lucky Emmy winners (because simply winning an Emmy is never enough) also received custom bottles of the limited-production wine to party in style. While availability is tight, you can still put your name on Sterling’s waitlist to reserve your own bottle of 2014 Iridium and celebrate your successes like a true winner.

Various sized bottles of Taittinger Champagne

BAFTA Film Awards: Taittinger, Villa Maria

The British Academy Film Awards combines Old World bubbles with New World still wines. Storied Champagne house Taittinger provides the fizz at this awards show, bringing custom bottles of their Brut Réserve NV with the BAFTA logo tastefully worked into their iconic label. Meanwhile, New Zealand stalwart Villa Maria gives red wine lovers something to celebrate with their 2016 Private Bin Pinot Noir, in addition to their 2017 Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc for fans of white. Impress guests by drinking like the best in British and international film with these international pours.

Writers Tarell Alvin McCraney and Barry Jenkins leaving the stage after accepting the Best Screenplay award for Moonlight during the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards / Photo by Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images for Film Independent
Writers Tarell Alvin McCraney and Barry Jenkins leaving the stage after accepting the Best Screenplay award for Moonlight during the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards / Photo by Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images for Film Independent

Spirit Awards: Landmark Vineyards, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey

Finally, if you’ve got an independent streak, you’ll love the pours at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Sonoma producer Landmark Vineyards, who makes a range of wines regularly rated 90 points and above by Wine Enthusiast, will be providing the vino. But when being inspired by the best of indie cinema, break from awards-show tradition and toast with the gala’s other drinks partner, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey. Because nothing says it’s time to party like neat Bourbon.

Published on February 28, 2018
Topics: Awards Season



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