The A-listers will be out in force for the 85th Academy Awards this weekend and as the stars descend on the red carpet, it’s time to throw an Oscar night party and polish up your best stemware.
Pop the cork on Champagne Thienot 2005, France (£41.90, www.aduv.co.uk), which was served at the star-studded event alongside a gourmet meal.
Thienot has only released eight other vintages in its 27-year history, and the 2005 is rich and sumptuous with aromas of freshly baked brioche, honey and fresh fruits.
For an evening of wine and song, try Domaine de L’Aigle Limoux Chardonnay 2010, France (£9.99 from £12.99, Majestic) to cheer along with a rendition of ‘Drink With Me’ from ‘Les Miserables’. Bright and fresh with ripe aromas of peach and hazelnuts, it’ll bring new life to a favourite recipe
Up for a cache of medals, ‘Life Of Pi’ is a fantasy adventure that should be honoured with a Bollywood wine. Try Mantra Sauvignon Blanc 2009, India (£8.99, www.laithwaites.co.uk) for an exotic medley of kiwi fruit, gooseberry and grapefruit and a good illustration of how the Indian terroir can produce quality wines.