The bubbly don Dom Pérignon has gone down in history (accurately, or not) for the quote, “come quickly, I am drinking the stars!” when tasting his first sip of sparkling champagne. You, too, can take a swig of the same celestial libations that stars of the celebrity kind drink during award shows. Consider this your shopping list:
MOET & CHANDON at the GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS and OSCARS
For more than 20 years, Moët & Chandon-branded bubbly has been the official champagne of the Golden Globe Awards — you know, the award show known for its drinking! They’ve served everything from special blends in customized magnums made especially for the show to Moët Imperial Minis that are available and affordable for most. To top it all off, the “Toast For a Cause” campaign has become tradition, directing a thousand dollars for every toast raised to the chosen charity in the nominee’s name. In 2014, chef and author Aida Mollenkamp created a golden-hued concoction to be the Golden Globes’ signature drink — get the recipe for The Moet Golden Night here. Moët bubbly has also been served for several years at the biggest Hollywood award show of them all — the Academy Awards.
CHAMPAGNE NICOLAS FEUILLATTE at the CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte tends to be what sits atop the tables at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. In 2014, the brand’s Brut was popped and prepped to toast all the Dallas Buyers Club winners, including Best Actor Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto. It can set off your celebration as well, just check the map for Nicolas Feuillatte partners near you (I’m going to grab a bottle next time I’m at BevMo!)
CHAMPAGNE TAITTINGER at the SAG AWARDS
The Screen Actors Guild Awards don’t officially start until Taittinger’s official red carpet toast. In 2014, Champagne Taittinger’s Brut La Française NV was what was being served at the ceremony (that particular bottle goes for under thirty bucks when it’s in stock). Taittinger also happened to be the bubbly brand of choice for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
BEAULIEU VINEYARD at the EMMYS
Beaulieu Vineyard has been paired up with the Emmys for a decade. In 2014, BV served its 2009 Private Reserve Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon to guests at the Governors Ball afterparty. That variety runs about $135 a bottle, but just like those who attended the TV soiree, you can take home a Cabernet Sauvignon from the brand’s Napa Valley collection for just twenty bucks a pop.