Born of a love story that began in 1785, Piper-Heidsieck is the Champagne House renowned for inspiring legendary tales — much like its own eight-decade romance with cinema. As partner to the Oscars®, the House will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Academy Awards with a limited-edition bottling dedicated to the Seventh Art and its power to captivate. In its elegant red and gold raiment bearing an Art Deco motif, the new magnum promises to stir a whirlwind of excitement befitting an incomparable evening. This magnum will be exclusively served at the event during the ceremony and the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official Oscars® after-party.
Benoit Collard, Executive Director for Piper-Heidsieck said, “We are particularly proud this year to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Oscars®. This anniversary bottle represents the history of excellence that unites the Academy and the Piper-Heidsieck House. These magnums, bottled in Reims and enjoyed in Los Angeles, are the very expression of the universal magic of cinema, to which we are paying tribute.”
Each of the House cuvées boasts the audacity and excellence of its founder, whose ambition was to offer a “cuvée worthy of a queen” to Marie-Antoinette, the first avid enthusiast of Florens-Louis Heidsieck’s Champagne. The historic association with the Academy of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was inaugurated in the three years between 1990 and 1992, and the bond formed between the two parties was finalized in 2016 with the mutual intent to form a lasting relationship, through 2020 at least.
The alliance is one that was meant to be, linking the body that grants film’s highest awards with the most awarded Champagne House of the century — more than 300 medals since 2002. It has won the fervent approval of Wolfgang Puck, the legendary Chef of the Oscars®. Totally won over by the quality of wines by Régis Camus, Puck opened the doors of the sumptuous Oscar® ceremony to Piper-Heidsieck. This immense honor is one of the many distinctions granted Régis Camus since he joined Piper-Heidsieck in 1994, and made Piper-Heidsieck the most awarded House of the century.
Cuvée Brut, Rosé Sauvage, Cuvée Sublime, Essentiel, Vintage Brut: each iconic Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée can turn each moment into a memory worth sharing. It is no coincidence that the House is partner to all major film events, including the Cannes Festival, for which it has been the official purveyor since 1993. It has also served the festivals of Deauville, Venice, Berlin, and Chicago.
Piper-Heidsieck has paid tribute to Julianne Moore, Nicolas Cage, and Jodie Foster, presenting them with the “Piper-Heidsieck to Independent Vision Award.” Dedicated to the preservation of the cinematographic heritage with the Cinémathèque Française, for which it has been the official purveyor since 2008, the House has also been a partner of the American Cinematheque since 2014, most notably at the galas dedicated to major talents such as Amy Adams, Ridley Scott, Reese Witherspoon, and Matthew McConaughey.