French Champagne Piper-Heidsieck, which is imported to the United States by Lake Bluff, Ill.-based Terlato Wines, announced its return as the sole Champagne to be served during the 90th Oscars awards season. To mark this milestone year, Piper-Heidsieck created a limited-edition magnum bottle commemorating the Golden Age of Hollywood.
With a 360-degree golden appliqué mirroring the Art Deco architecture of legendary Los Angeles theaters like the Crest, Pantages and the Wiltern, each bottle also is engraved with "90th Oscars" in golden lettering, it says.
"We are particularly proud to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Oscars," said Benoit Collard, executive director for Piper-Heidsieck, in a statement. "This anniversary bottle represents the history of excellence that unites the Academy and Piper-Heidsieck. These magnums, bottled in Reims and enjoyed in Los Angeles, are the very expression of the universal magic of cinema, to which we are paying tribute."
As in previous years, the Piper-Heidsieck limited-edition magnum features the House's signature Cuvée Brut, and will be exclusively poured at the awards ceremony and Governors Ball; the Academy's official Oscars after-party.
The 2018 Academy Awards season marks the fourth year of a long-term partnership between Piper-Heidsieck and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition to the awards ceremony on March 4, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne will be poured at Academy events in Los Angeles, New York and London, including the Oscars Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 5, as well as the Governors Ball.