2008 SAG Awards . . . it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!

Last Saturday was surreal. It was my eighth time at the SAG Awards® pouring Dry Creek wines for the stars. Every year, I tell my husband, "It's no big deal honey, I have to go to LA for 2 days, just like any other business trip."  He looks at me, rolls his eyes and asks, "Who are you kidding?"

It's true, I love this event for the sheer thrill of getting up close and personal with some of Hollywood's hottest stars. Not only is it fun to see what they REALLY look like, it's downright exciting to watch famous people drinking our wines. I know I shouldn't get so excited, but I really can't help myself! This year's attendees included Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie (and yes, she really is that beautiful), Sally Field, Cuba Gooding Jr, Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Mickey Rooney, and countless others.


I'm always amazed at the lack of wine knowledge amongst this jet set crowd and it's always fun to turn people on to something new. Every now and again someone does something unexpected…like the year James Gandolfini grabbed a magnum of Cabernet Sauvignon out of my hand and started drinking from the bottle. I kid you not! 

This year I definitely noticed an increasing awareness of Sonoma County and Dry Creek wines in general.  And, no one started chugging the Cabernet.  I guess we're making progress.

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sailortype Author Profile Page said:
February 15, 2008 8:58 AM

Very cool to introduce your wines to celebs and get them to open their mind to new experiences -- we all expect them to have experienced EVERYTHING and to excess. But, of course, they're just like us in at least some ways. I'm the cliche and want to know what Angelina prefers for her wine -- half a glass at the moment i presume. Love the blog, keep it up.

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