Sterling Vineyards® Shines at the OSCARS® 2015
Who doesn’t love a good glass of wine? One of my favorite vineyards is Sterling Vineyards® as they produce good quality wines at prices to suit all occasions. How cool is it that Sterling Vineyards has been around since 1964 and was founded by Sir Peter Newton, a British Knight and Oxford Scholar. I’ve always loved the Brits (and wine), perhaps this is one reason why.
2015 marks the 9th year that Sterling Vineyards has been the official wine of the OSCARS®. From the pre-show red carpet reception to the post-Academy Awards telecast Governors Ball, Sterling wines will be flowing and enjoyed by this year’s top celebrities and guests. Lucky them!
Among the Sterling Vineyards® selections for the 2015 Academy Awards: Limited Edition Red Carpet Reserve, Napa Valley 2012; Limited Edition Gold Standard Reserve, Napa Valley 2013; Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir, Napa Valley 2012; Sterling Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County 2013 and Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2012
The Napa Valley based iconic winemakers have created two custom made wines to be exclusively poured on OSCAR® night. The 2013 Sterling Vineyards® Limited Edition Gold Standard Reserve White and the 2012 Sterling Vineyards Limited Edition Red Carpet Reserve Red. The Gold Standard Reserve White is a delightful blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Viogner, and Moscat – refreshing, crisp and complex creating a “wow” on your palate. Less than 200 cases of each vintage was produced specifically for this star-studded evening and each bottle boasts the winemakers’ signatures and custom designed labels.
Here are a few fun facts about Sterling Vineyards shining moments on OSCARS® night 2015:
*Each wine was specifically paired to complement Chef Wolfgang Puck’s OSCAR winning menu
*For the Academy Awards pre-show red carpet, 600 bottles EACH of the Limited Edition Gold Standard Reserve AND the 2012 Pinot Noir will be served.
*For the post-Awards’ Governors Ball, 600 bottles of the Limited Edition Red Carpet Reserve will be served, 250 bottles of the Sterling Vineyards® 2013 Sauvignon Blanc will be served, and 250 bottles of the Sterling 2012 Chardonnay will be served.
*Total for OSCARS® evening: 2,300 bottles of wine
*over 13,480 wine glasses! (WHOA!)
*over 1,935,802 premium Sterling grapes harvested to create these incredible wines
*3.5 tons of premium Sterling grapes harvested
*Enough Sterling wine corks laid end to end would run the length of the entire red carpet
and ready… An OSCAR® statue weighs about the same as two bottles of Sterling wine or one magnum. Those OSCAR® winners will be getting their workout on!
To learn more about Sterling Vineyards® wines, visit SterlingVineyards.com
Watch the 87th Annual ACADEMY AWARDS OSCARS® telecast Sunday, February 22, 2015 on ABC beginning at 4pmPT, 7pmET.
Photos courtesy of Albert Evangelista, Photography by Albert. Visit Photography by Albert for more details.
Wolfgang Puck photo courtesy of Sterling Vineyards.