How to Host an Oscars Party

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Awards season is here! If you're anything like us, we love celebrating this season because it's another excuse to drink (and sell) wine! For an Oscar-themed party, we've put together popcorn pairings, printable ballots, and general tips to help you with hosting a viewing party. We hope you enjoy!

 

General hosting tips:

  1. Reach out to people in your network to see if they would like to throw an event to raise money for a cause of your choice. You can call it a "Awards Season Wine Party" or "Glitter Oscars Wine Party", something fun that would let your guests know about the activities that they will be partaking in. 
  2. Work with your host to select a cause. We recommend one of our national cause partners.
  3. Schedule the event and send out invitations.
  4. Prepare for your party by getting Oscar-themed decorations, like fun glitter items, which can be found at your local craft store or even World Market. Some ideas are:
    • Gold Ribbon for decoration
    • Glitter you can sprinkle around a table
    • Photos or magazines of your favorite movie stars
    • Ballot printables to customize your event (see below)
  5. Suggest to your host that she order some of our wines to go with the theme of your party. Some suggestions for this event are:
    • Our Pinot Grigio and Italian Prosecco
    • Our Rose and Red Blends for some variety
    • Our Gold or Silver Glitter Sparkling Brut to add some sparkle (you can even have these act as the Oscars that people receive)!
  6. At the Event: Be sure to educate your guests on the cause they are supporting with their eligible event purchases.

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Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Popcorn

10 cups popped popcorn

4 Tablespoons grapeseed oil

6 Tablespoons hot chocolate powder

Sea salt to taste

Sprinkle with grated dark chocolate

Pair this delectable popcorn with our 29Twelve Dessert wine, which is full of blackberry fruit with hints of quince. Baking spices like cardamom and nutmeg add richness. Our dessert wine finished with sweet tobacco and a long warm finish, which will pair nicely with the decadence of this chocolate popcorn! What a treat! 


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Mimosa Popcorn

 10 cups popped popcorn

 4 Tablespoons grapeseed oil

 1/4 cup fresh orange juice

 5 Tablespoons vanilla protein powder

Zest of 1 orange

Sea salt to taste

Pair this popcorn with our Italian Prosecco or the Italian Pinot Grigio! The Pinot Grigio has hints of fresh flowers and lemon and lime, which will compliment the orange zest used in the popcorn. The Prosecco will add a bubbly sweetness to the popcorn, but is not too overly sweet. 


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Maple Bacon Popcorn

10 cups popped popcorn

4 Tablespoons grapeseed oil

1/4 Cup maple syrup

4 pieces cooked bacon, chopped

Sea salt to taste

Bacon lovers rejoice! Pair this sweet and salty popcorn with our Napa Valley Reserve Red Blend. Red blends are full of personality and this wine is stuffed with fruit. Pretty black cherry and plum flesh deliver juiciness to a palate full of fine grain tannin. Aromatic cinnamon and dark cocoa persist well into the finish. The fruitiness of this wine compliments the savoriness of the bacon. YUM!


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Strawberry Popcorn

10 cups kettle corn

1/2 cup dehydrated strawberries, ground into powder

This recipe is very easy to make, you only need two ingredients! Pair this popcorn with our Sonoma County Reserve Rose Wine, which has notes of white rose and juicy blackberry. All the berries will compliment each other and it will taste just like a fruit salad!


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Download our Printable Ballots for even more fun!