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The Oscars’ Pied Piper-Heidsieck

Yesterday I gave you a sneak peek at the wine that the stars will be drinking at the 2017 Academy Awards and Governor’s Ball. Today, we tackle the champagne. Oh yeah! The infamous red label Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV is the official champagne of the Oscars for the third year in a row. And if you have ever sampled a bit of this bubbly, then you know why. It’s delicious, sophisticated, and oh-so sexy. So let’s delve right into the nitty gritty of what it means to ‘Drink Like a Nominee’. Because I have somehow been inexplicably blessed by the food …

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The Director’s Cut

A surprising perk of my job as a food and drinks writer is that I get the inside scoop on the biggest events in Hollywood.  I am actually sent gift boxes of the scrumptious treats the stars will be munching and sipping on at awards show. Oh yes, the starlet gods have looked down upon me with favor. And as much as I would love to invite you over to my house for a wine and dine viewing party, I just don’t think I can fit all half-a-million of you in my living room… plus, I only have about 12 wine glasses, …