You don’t get to see anyone drinking during the show like you do at the Globes, but fear not – stars will be knocking back some grapey goodness after the awards are handed out.
Champagne Thiénot is the official sparkler for the post-show Governors Ball. This is the first time the Academy has picked a little-known, relatively rare Champagne. (For the past four years it was Moët, which is the official Golden Globes sponsor.)
During the pre-show reception, they’ll serve Thiénot Brut ($40), while at the Governors Ball the Thiénot Rosé (about $65) and the Thiénot Vintage 2005 (about $45) will be poured with the Wolfgang Puck food.
For the seventh year, Sterling Vineyards will be the sole wine poured at the pre-show party and Governors Ball. At dinner, they’ll serve 540 bottles of Sterling Vineyards 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($75) as well as 540 bottles of a Sterling Vineyards 2009 Reserve Chardonnay ($50).
The winemaker describes them as: “The Reserve Cabernet shows notes of dark cherries, cassis, with hints of licorice, cocoa powder and black pepper. The Reserve Chardonnay offers aromas and flavors of toffee, nutmeg, baked apples and poached pears, touched with lingering notes of caramel and baking spice.”
Fun fact: it took 1,824,000 grapes to make all that wine!