Oscar fever has overtaken Los Angeles. The town is abuzz with celebrities packing in hotels, taking over restaurants and hitting the high-priced shops of Rodeo Drive. Everywhere you look it's Oscar, Oscar, Oscar. Well this is an industry town so it's to be expected. Here's a few facts about the event:
- A major stretch of Hollywood Boulevard has been closed to traffic for the last week in preparation for the Sunday, Feb. 24thOscar presentations.
- Truth is that the above really annoys locals who have to find other routes to Hollywood destinations. It also causes major traffic ties and disruptions. But we do live in a industry town and have to put up with such inconveniences.
- Sterling Vineyards, the landmark Napa winery, returns for their 7th year as the exclusive wines poured at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Ball, the official party following the Oscars®, to be held Sunday, February, 24th, 2013. The wines, selected to complement Master chef Wolfgang Puck’s extraordinary menu, are the Sterling Vineyards 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon as well as the very limited edition Sterling Vineyards 2009 Reserve Chardonnay. The evening’s pre-show reception will also feature wines from Sterling Vineyards.
- Wine consumption:
- 600 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will appear at pre-show reception
- 600 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay at pre-show presented.
- 2,280 total bottles of Sterling Vineyards wine will be served.
- 13,680 total glasses of Sterling Vineyards wine will be drunk.
- 1,824,000 premium Sterling grapes were used to create spectacular wines for the Oscar® celebrations.