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Women & Wine's Vino Picks for Oscar Night


Wondering how to make this year's Oscar house party even more fun and entertaining? Why not serve the wines matched to each of the Best Picture nominations. Here's what the gals at W&W have picked. Click on title for the full article with movie round-up and wine tasting notes.


February 19, 2007


Sauvignon Republic Sauvignon Blanc 2005 ($16)

A film that cuts across borders calls for a wine that does too. Sauvignon Republic Cellars makes Sauvignon Blanc in Sonoma, South Africa and New Zealand. Why three expressions of one grape? The vintners believe sharing wine promotes connection—and crisp Sauvignon Blanc brings out the best of any cuisine.

The Departed

Concannon Petit Sirah 2004 ($12)

Jim Concannon's grandfather came from Ireland to California in 1883, about the same time the Irish ancestors of the film's Frank Costello landed in Boston. But while the Costellos busted heads, the Concannons crushed grapes. There's nothing "petite" about this big, bold and brawny Petit Sirah. Like the movie it packs a punch.

Little Miss Sunshine

Fish Eye Pinot Grigio 2005 ($7)

As fresh and fun as the Indie comedy, this low-budget wine comes in a bottle or a three-liter cardboard "cask," the better for keeping oxygen out and flavor in. Too bad Grandpa (Alan Arkin) didn't bring some along on the Hoovers’ bumpy road trip.

Letters From Iwo Jima

Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2005 ($11)

Who knows when the first sushi roll was consumed in North America—pre or post WWII? Admittedly we’re sushi crazy, but which wines go best? Made with grapes from Washington and Germany, this one exudes surprising floral notes and a bright acidity. A perfect pairing for Japanese food at an affordable price.


The Queen

Delaforce His Eminence’s Choice 10 Year-Old Tawny Port ($24)

Her Majesty enjoys Claret with dinner and Port after—the more distinguished her guests the older the vintage. A favorite at Buckingham Palace, this sumptuous Port comes from Delaforce, the oldest British Port family in Portugal. Will Britannia rule on Oscar night? Savor its rich jammy flavors and see.—Women&Wine

Extra Fun Links for the Oscars

Each year at Oscar time, the  Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) has an exhibit of the actual costumes worn by the actors nominated by the Academy for an award for Best Costume. Located downtown Los Angeles in the fashion district, this is one of those unique "locals to-do list". Another tip: every last Friday of the month the Fashion Center located across the street from FIDM, which is usually only open to-the-trade, allows the general public into the shops to purchase from the sample sales.


The Official Academy Awards Blog Read all the gossip and updates, then download the PDF of the oscar ballot form so guests can vie for the lottery (of a whole collection of the wines above?)

Variety Magazine's Award Round-up Web List: This is the comprehensive list of awards for film around the globe.






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