The 86th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday night. Whether you’re at home soaking up the Hollywood glam or at a party watching the little gold trophies get handed out, we’ve compiled some wine picks for your Oscar sipping. We’ve narrowed it down to a few pairings, providing a white, rosé, red and sparkling option.
If you endured the stress of Captain Phillips, which was given several nods, we think you deserve a drink. Really, any drink to take the edge off. Consider wine from the movie’s star Tom Hanks’ hometown of Concord, California. He was overlooked for Best Actor, but the movie is up for Best Picture.
STERLING ALBERT Viognier 2012 (Central Coast, CA) $18
Gravity wasn’t exactly calming on the nerves either, so also deserving of a large glass of wine in our opinion. Plus, it landed 10 nominations. Try a wine from Virginia, Sandra Bullock’s home state. Wonder if she was craving a glass while drifting around in space?
BREAUX VINEYARDS Rosé 2012 (Loudoun County, Virginia) $19
In celebration of the chef who prepares food for the most star-filled post-awards party of the year—the Governors Ball—raise a glass to Wolgang Puck. The talented chef not only cooks up some serious food, but also has a wine bearing his name.
WOLFGANG PUCK Red Blend Reserve Master Lot non-vintage (California) $15
Of course, no Oscar party would work without some bubbly. The official Champagne of the Oscars for the fourth year running is Moet & Chandon. So, we say, bottoms up!
MOET & CHANDON Grand Vintage 2004 (Champagne, France) $55
What will you be drinking during the Oscars? Let us know below.