Moet & Chandon is the exclusive Champagne of the 81st annual Academy Awards, which culminates with the Oscar presentation tonight.
“Moet & Chandon is synonymous with the glamour of fabulous celebration, and has a long-standing tradition of being present at Hollywood’s most prestigious events,” said Mark Cornell, President and CEO of Moet Hennessy USA. “Through this innovative partnership with the Academy, Moet & Chandon is thrilled to toast achievement in Hollywood and honor the work of the most talented members of the film industry, while sharing the magic and excitement of the Academy Awards with film-goers nationwide.”
Frederic Cumenal, President of Moet & Chandon, commented, “The Oscars is a moment when the entire world’s attention focuses on Hollywood. The history and heritage of this legendary celebration represents the ultimate moment for Moet & Chandon to join the Academy in uniting the international recognition and leadership of two global icons.”
As the exclusive Champagne of the Academy Awards, Moet & Chandon will be the only Champagne or sparkling wine served at the 2009 Oscars. Moet & Chandon’s flagship wine, White Star, will be showcased along with the company’s Grand Vintage, Nectar Imperial and Rose Imperial at the Academy’s premiere events.
These events include the Academy Awards Ceremony; the Red Carpet Cocktail Party, where Moet & Chandon will be available to guests as they enter the Kodak Theatre; the Governor’s Ball, the official Oscar party and the first stop for all winners and VIP guests; the Foreign Language Film Awards Cocktail Party; and the New York Oscar Viewing Party, an exclusive gathering of New York-based Academy members held at the historic Carlyle Hotel.