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sag a-wines

image008The SAG Awards don’t get as much play as the Golden Globes or Oscars, but they can actually be a fun and more casual show to watch. Plus, the stars get lots of wine so you can always hope for some Bisset-y style speeches to amuse you.

Taittinger provides all the Champagne (14 years in a row now), which is pretty awesome. Elisabeth Rohm from American Hustle is kicking off the red carpet with a toast, on a set inspired by Taittinger’s new packaging for its Nocturne NV. Nocturne is a semi-sweet Champagne and the purple tile packaging has always been very groovy disco ball, so I’m psyched to see how they deck out the set. Maybe some people will get their bubbles and be inspired to do the hustle. I bet Jennifer Lawrence would.

Inside at the bars and at dinner, people will be able to drink Taittinger’s Brut La Française NV. The Brut La Francaise will also be backstage in two huge 6-liter Methuselah bottles for winners to sign. They’ll later be auctioned off at the SAG Awards Holiday Auction benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Emergency Assistance.


At the bar, they can get Matua’s 2013 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc  and 2012 Marlborough Pinot Noir from New Zealand. And with dinner, they’re getting 2011 Chateau St. Jean Belle Terre Chardonnay for the miso glazed wild salmon with spicy orange noodles; melted kale and farro salad with crispy kale chips and 2011 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet with the grilled filet mignon with broccoli puree, lemon and croutons (I like this wine, though 2011 is young for a Cab).

I’d probably stick to the Brut bubbles all night. Would probably keep me more amused than the awards themselves.


4 thoughts on “sag a-wines

  1. While true the SAG awards are not on everyone’s radar, they are hugely important within the acting community. Since the awards are voted on by other members of SAG/AFTRA, it’s a big honor. I love the inside info you share with us about what they’re drinking at these various fêtes. Thank you!

  2. The Matua Sav Blanc is a bit of a go-to wine here when you can’t think of anything else to buy. NZ SBs are *hugely* popular in Australia, but noticeably sweeter than the local versions, I find. Interesting to see it being served here

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