Wine of the Day: Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut Champagne for the “Oscars”

Today Champagne house, Piper-Heidsieck returns for the sixth time to the Oscars as the official Champagne of the 92nd annual Academy Awards. The sparkler has had a long history with film and Hollywood, first appearing in the debut film of Laurel and Hardy in 1933, “Sons of the Dessert.”

Celebrating their long-term partnership between Piper-Heidsieck and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Champagne house is paying tribute to film with a limited-edition magnum bottle, that also nods to the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 18th amendment, banning the sale of alcohol in the United States, a.k.a. Prohibition. Each label on the house’s Cuvée Brut is a replica of those used during the Prohibition era, per the winery.  During Prohibition bottles of the brut bubbles were smuggled into speakeasys across New York, enjoyed by party-goers throughout the city.

Sunday, Hollywood will enjoy the same signature style of Piper’s Cuvée Brut, layering blanched almond and brioche notes with candied ginger, apple, pear, and nectarine, with just a hint of briny minerality, wrapped around fine yet vibrant dancing bubbles. Grab a bottle for yourself to enjoy tonight, and cheers to the Oscars!