While Armani and Chanel gowns flow across the red carpet for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild awards, we bet the wine will be flowing at your home while you watch. Since it’s a celebratory affair, we’ve paired nominees with bubbly, to help you decide what to drink during the show.
James Gandolfini, in his last role before his untimely death, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Enough Said. Nothing seems more fitting to toast this actor than a lovely Prosecco from Italy.
SOMMARIVA Brut Prosecco non-vintage (Treviso, Italy) $15
Dallas Buyers Club landed several noms including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for its lead Matthew McConaughey, who lost 50 pounds for the role. If this is the movie you’d most like to celebrate, consider sparkling wine from, yes--Texas.
ZIN VALLE Rising Star Sparkling Wine non-vintage (Mesilla Valley, Texas) $23
Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and the cast of American Hustle was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast. There were always bubbles flowing in this movie, and since the pivotal action took place at the famed Plaza Hotel (circa the seventies) we offer a suggestion from the modern day Plaza Hotel’s Champagne Bar wine list.
LOUIS ROEDERER Brut Premier 2009 (Champagne, France) $62
In the TV department, Alec Baldwin is a SAG record holder both in the number nominations and actor awards. He’s up again for his role as Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock. In his honor, we suggest some bubbles from Baldwin’s home state of New York, from a winery that only produces sparkling wine.
SPARKLING POINTE Blanc de Blancs 2009 (North Fork Long Island, New York) $42
The SAG awards air on Saturday, January 18 on TNT and TBS.
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