The Martian Wine Pairing If you were impressed by Matt Damon’s botany skills in The Martian, you might be similarly impressed by this sustainable wine from eco-progressive winemaker Arnaldo Caprai.
Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso DOC (SRP: $23) is a beautiful blend of local Sangiovese (70%), Sagrantino (15%), and Merlot (15%),characterized by a bright ruby red color with an intense aroma of ripe fruit with a hint of vanilla.
Cocktail Pairing With a name derived from the ancient phrase ‘usage beatha’ (or ‘the water of life’), the Usquaebach Reserve whisky in this recipe makes for a fresh, subtly sweet cocktail, perfect for quenching your thirst in the desolate wasteland (or on your couch while watching the awards).
Immortan Joe’s Wasteland Water 2 oz. Usquaebach Reserve 4 oz. Cub Soda 2 dash orange bitters Twist of lemon
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add bitters and scotch. Fill with cub soda. Add lemon twist as a garnish.
Wine Pairing What better way to toast the countdown to the Oscars than with a flute of Charles Heidsieck NV Brut (SRP: $65), a rich and decadent Champagne that strikes a stark contrast to the cheap shots made by the Fashion Police at the expense of this year’s Oscar nominees.