Diageo is proud to announce that it will once again feature top luxury brands including Sterling Vineyards wines, Johnnie Walker, Haig Club Mortlach, Talisker Scotch whiskies and Ketel One vodka at this year’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Ball. The Governors Ball is the official party following the 87th Oscars that will take place on Sunday, February 22, 2015.
This marks Sterling Vineyards’ 9th appearance at the iconic event and, for the second consecutive year, Sterling will be joined at the bar by a selection of Diageo’s world class spirits showcased in specialty cocktails. The evening’s pre-show reception will also feature wines from Sterling Vineyards and a selection of Diageo spirits for guests to enjoy responsibly.
“We are thrilled that our Sterling wines and a portfolio of luxury spirits will again be served at the world’s most spectacular party,” said Peter McDonough, Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo. “This is a tremendous honor and affords us the opportunity to pour our finest offerings as we celebrate the best and brightest in film.”
One of the most iconic and celebrated wineries in Napa Valley, Sterling Vineyards’ winemakers have created two custom made wines to be exclusively poured for the evening, 2013 Sterling Vineyards Limited Edition Gold Standard Reserve White and 2012 Sterling Vineyards Limited Edition Red Carpet Reserve Red.
Less than two hundred cases of each vintage are produced each year specifically for this prestigious event and each bottle bears the winemakers’ signatures along with custom designed labels. The wines were specifically blended to pair with the extraordinary menu created by Master Chef, Wolfgang Puck, who will once again create the 50+ selections of hors d’oeuvres, small plate entrees and desserts for the Academy’s 1,500 guests.
As arriving guests step off the red carpet into the Dolby Theatre, they will be greeted with their choice of Sterling Vineyards custom wines or the “Scot’s Pear” signature cocktail featuring Johnnie Walker Platinum Label – a new blend crafted for exclusive occasions.
Following the Awards telecast, partygoers at the Governors Ball will enjoy a collection of Sterling Vineyards wine, toast with the “Winter Oasis” seasonal cocktail featuring Ketel One and discover a range of deluxe whiskies at the Ultimate Luxury Whisky Bar including newly released single malts Mortlach Rare Old and Talisker Storm, as well as Haig Club – a single grain whisky launched in partnership with global icon David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller. The rise of single grain whisky has been both predicted and eagerly anticipated by whisky experts in recent years and with Haig Club Diageo is giving this ‘hidden gem’ the attention and appreciation it deserves.
Not to be outshined, Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve presents the “Gold and Soda” bar. A take on the classic scotch and soda, the flavors of Gold Label Reserve pop over ice and brighten when served as a tall drink. Guests will have their choice of handcrafted sodas infused with fruits, spices and herbs.