Wine and spirits

Taittinger toasts the SAG Awards with Champagne and caviar

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red CarpetChampagne and awards season in Hollywood go hand in hand, and Champagne Taittinger, one of the last family-owned and operated grand marque Champagne houses in the world, continued its 17-year tradition this year as the official Champagne sponsor for The Screen Actors Guild Awards.

On the eve before the awards, Taittinger hosted an exclusive presentation of exquisite Champagne paired expertly with a range of caviar, at The Line Los Angeles.  At the pre-awards event, Vitalie Taittinger, Global Ambassador and Artistic Director of Champagne Taittinger, joined guests in sampling a variety of caviar as experts discussed the history of the delicacy food and how to properly eat it, and they explained why Champagne is perfectly suited for enjoying with caviar.

Before the ceremony itself, Ms. Taittinger officiated the opening of the star-studded award show at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on the red carpet with a toast featuring Champagne Taittinger’s acclaimed Brut La Française NV, along with actor Glen Powell.

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation and the Screen Actors Guild Awards® recently announced the news that Champagne Taittinger is now sponsoring a new initiative that will raise additional funds for the Foundation’s critical Emergency Assistance program, which supports actors and their families in times of urgent need. As part of this commitment, Champagne Taittinger and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation asked every nominee for the 23rd Annual SAG Awards to autograph Methuselah bottles of Champagne Taittinger as they passed the entrance of the Showroom to enter the awards. For every signature, Champagne Taittinger donated funds to the Foundation’s Emergency Assistance program. The unique celebrity-signed bottle will be made available as an item in the online SAG Awards Ceremony Auction, with those proceeds also benefiting the Foundation’s Emergency Assistance program.

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Media Complex

Celebrity signees included Meryl Streep, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone (Image, attached), Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jeff Bridges, Kirsten Dunst, Viola Davis, Salma Hayek, Casey Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson, William H Macy, Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Ty Burrell, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Common, Rami Malek, Sterling Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Ashton Kutcher, Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Gina Rodriguez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Joe Lo Trugilo, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Gwendoline Christie, Michelle Dockery, James Marsden, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Alan Aisenberg, Danielle Brooks, Blaire Brown, Steven Yeun, Thandie Newton, Maisie Williams, Ben Barnes, Diane Guerrero, Matt Peters, Selenis Levya, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles, Lea DeLaria, Nick Sandow, Samira Wiley, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Mayim Bialik, Stephen McKinley, Dan Bakkedahl, Nelson Franklin, Sam Richardson, Wayne Wilderson, Angela Sarafyan, Matthew Modine, Missy Pyle.