Pairing Wine with Nominations

Pairing Wine with Nominations

2014-golden-globe-picWhether you’re watching the Golden Globe Awards alone or having a soiree with your pals, we’ve got some wine pairings to help you celebrate the kick-off to the award show season.

TV Nominations

Brooklyn 99, new to the tube this year, got both a Best TV Series Musical or Comedy and a Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series Musical or Comedy (for its star Adam Samberg). Wine from the urban winery, BROOKLYN WINERY, seems the best bet if you’re celebrating this show’s success. The grapes aren’t grown in Brooklyn, of course, but brought in from various wineries in New York State and across the country. There are many wines to choose from including riesling, cabernet franc and chardonnay, but we’ll let you choose which one to toast with during the Globes.

One of the hottest shows on TV is Scandal. Its star, Kerry Washington, was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series Drama. Her character, Olivia Pope, went to boarding school in Montreux, Switzerland, before attending Princeton and Georgetown. So to celebrate this great character and killer show, we suggest a wine pairing from Switzerland.
CAVES CIDIS “La Cote Gamaret” 2008 (Vaud, Switzerland) $29

Movie Nominations
Cate Blanchett was recognized for her role in Blue Jasmine, in which her disgraced husband left her penniless. An obvious choice for this Best Actress category is a quality value wine. Drink and recall that Blanchett’s character went from being a member of the one percent to a member of the 99 percent with one angry phone call. She went from drinking $500 wine to $15 wine like the rest of us. So we recommend an affordable wine “the rest of us” love.
FREI BROTHERS Reserve Pinot Noir 2011 (Russian River Valley, CA) $17

If Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom was one of your favorite flicks this year, then wine from the House of Mandela is an obvious choice to serve at your Golden Globe Awards party. Idris Elba was nominated for Best Performance for the movie, and while there are several wines to choose from under this label, we think a lovely white will liven up your living room during the night of glamour.
HOUSE OF MANDELA Chardonnay 2009 (Stellenbosch, South Africa) $30

The Wolf of Wall Street was recognized both for Leonardo DiCaprio in the Best Performance category and for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. When the team at DiCaprio’s character’s firm, Stratton Oakmont, made more than $22 million on its first IPO in less than one hour, Champagne flowed. In the movie, it was Dom Perignon. If you’re splurging to celebrate the picks of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the folks who put on the Globes), then so be it.
DOM PERIGNON Brut 2009 (Champagne, France) $215

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards air Sunday night at 8 p.m. on NBC.

What was your favorite movie this year?

Photo Credit: TV Fanatic.

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