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This story was written for and posted originally at Capture Wine Tour As we all watch with baited breath to see who wins Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards, the team at Capture Wine Tour has pulled together a line-up of wines we feel pair best with each nominee. And the awards go to… American Sniper – Based on the story of Chris Kyle, oneof the most skilled snipers in US military history, American Sniper needs to be paired with an impactful wine that leaves a lasting impression. Like the sharp bullet of a sniper, we suggest pairing this heart pumping film with a Sauvignon Blanc, a wine that is bright and crisp with excellent acidity. Our Wine Suggestion:  J Christopher 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Willamette Valley
Awards season is here and nothing says celebration more than a glass of bubbly. So, to get in the spirit of the Oscars, we headed to a little pre-glam party hosted by Champagne Piper Heidsieck, the official and exclusive Champagne of the Academy Awards. Piper Heidsieck Brut Piper Heidsieck Rose Sauvage We sat down for a little pampering, compliments of the newly launched The Glam App, which lets users order from a menu of services covering hair, makeup and nails, at various levels of pricing based on experience. It's really beauty on demand at your door.
It's hard to say that it is winter here in Los Angeles. After a few chilly and rainy days, followed by hot sunny days, we are only reminded when we see how cold it is in the rest of the country. But, no matter the temperature, it is winter and with the season comes a new cocktail menu at Big Bar in Los Feliz. Big Bar is a friendly, neighborhood bar and this is reflected in the bar team. A passionate group of bartenders who work together and share ideas, it is through their collaboration that this new seasonal menu has been created. And, the story behind each drink gives reason to the name and choice of ingredients. Aaron Alvarez Aaron Alvarez has been at Big Bar for 8 months and this is the first cocktail list that he has been very involved in creating. So, it was all the more appropriate that we started with the very first drink Aaron ever made at Big Bar. The Redrum (Bacardi 8, Smith and Cross Jamaican rum, cherry, bitters, lime) has a classic daiquiri base and was made to pay homage to The Shining, which was shown at Big Bar's movie night.