6:00am PT by Chris Gardner
Oscars: Piper-Heidsieck Returns as Event's Exclusive Champagne
The 92nd Academy Awards are welcoming back a familiar face — or, one could say, a familiar bottle.
French champagne house Piper-Heidsieck is returning to the Dolby Theatre for a sixth showing as the sole champagne served during the Academy Awards on Feb. 9 as part of a long-term partnership between Piper-Heidsieck and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For the event, Piper-Heidsieck is paying tribute to cinema with a limited-edition magnum bottle that will also nod to the 100th anniversary of Prohibition. The label on the house's signature cuvée brut will be a replica of the one used during the Prohibition era, per Piper-Heidsieck.
"In the 1920s, bootleggers would smuggle Piper-Heidsieck into the United States where it would be secretly served in speakeasys throughout New York City. Now, Hollywood’s biggest stars will get to enjoy the same Piper-Heidsieck Brut during the biggest awards show of the year,” said Piper-Heidsieck's general manager Benoit Collard.
Under the arrangement, Piper-Heidsieck will be poured exclusively at the ceremony, the Governors Ball, the Academy's official afterparty in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center, and at Academy events in Los Angeles, New York and London, including the Oscar Nominees Luncheon on Jan. 27.
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