Everyone loves the Golden Globes: gorgeous and gawdy dresses, hair you wish you could ever style similarly on your own head, and, most importantly, lots of fun boozy-inspired speeches. As usual, Moët is the bubbly sponsor and there will be 2004 Grand Vintage Brut magnums on every table (I had the 2004 rosé with one of the winemakers a while ago and loved it) as well as adorable Moët minis on the red carpet.
For dinner, entrées are sautéed smoked filet of Atlantic sea trout with spinach sweet corn ragout and light cream of tomato dill sauce and Mediterranean spice-crusted braised beef short rib. In addition to all the Moët, they’ll also be pouring Terrazas Reserva Chardonnay 2012 and Terrazas Reserva Malbec 2010. Having just got back from Argentina, I know all too well that Malbec is a fantastic pairing for beef (and all manner of meat). And Argentinian Chardonnay is much leaner and less oaky than California ones, so kudos on that pairing for the trout as well. Both of the Terrazas wines are under $20, which is way less than the $80 2004 Moët Grand Vintage Brut (and that’s just for the regular bottle – magnums are double), so it’s totally feasible to drink like the stars on Sunday.
Follow me on Twitter @grapefriend where I’ll be live-wining the Globes.
I’ve always been curious what the star treatment at these events would be like!
Once again, I have learned something really useful–we eat a lot of fresh trout in our home, and I’ll look for an Argentinian chardonnay to pair with it! (P.S.–the Juve y Camps pinot noir cava was fabulous and I’m going to get a few more bottles ASAP.)
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