Two years ago the popularity of Champagne soared, provoking talk of a Gold Rush. In 2008 the region warned of a coming severe Champagne shortage. It seemed as if new, thirsty drinkers—Russians, Indians and Chinese—were so enthusiastic for sublime bubbles that the well was to run dry. The ups and downs of life and wine inevitably reflect the stock market. On the tail of euphoria (and greed), Lehman Brothers crashed, and many Champagne drinkers jumped ship to prosecco. Sacrilege!
Get the storied history behind awards night bubbly with an in-depth look at Grower Champagne, and then toast to an award-worthy lineup of pairings as we match some of Hollywood’s hottest stars to their choice Champagne. From Colin Firth to Nicole Kidman, we’ve got the red carpet covered.
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