Are you hosting an Oscars viewing party at your place this year? Don’t sweat the small stuff when it comes to your buffet line—instead focus on your paparazzi-worthy get-up and placing bets on the big winners! To help make your party prep a cinch, the team at ONEHOPE is sharing a few no-fail popcorn and wine pairings with Popcornopolis below.
Nothing screams “Hollywood” quite like popcorn, and nothing says “home entertaining” like wine! ONEHOPE Wine, which donates 50 percent of all profits to various social causes, has created the pop-perfect Oscar viewing pairing with its diverse collection of wines and popcorn. Our picks below!
WHY? Sparkling Brut is a celebratory drink, so pair it with sweet cupcake popcorn for an irresistible crunch that will keep you coming back for more.
FILM PAIRING: “Brooklyn.” This sinfully sweet pairing is perfect for those rooting for Saoirse Ronan’s beautiful film to bring home the gold.
WHY? Sauvignon Blanc commands a light and simple pairing, so the Nearly Naked Popcorn is the perfect choice, as it contains nothing more than coconut oil and a bit of salt.
FILM PAIRING: “Bridge of Spies.” All these subtle flavors blend so well together, you won’t see the flavor explosion coming until it’s in your mouth! We particularly love the mildly sweet coconut oil.
WHY? Chardonnay is crisp, yet perfectly well-rounded, and is the perfect pairing to Almond Toffee Popcorn with its rich, velvety and buttery flavor. It’s a sublime balance of sweet and savory.
FILM PAIRING: “Spotlight.” We can no longer cover up this delightful flavor combination, so help us spread the word!
WHY? Pinot Noir is elegant and versatile and is the perfect pairing to Almond Toffee popcorn or Caramel Popcorn—both perfectly sweet and buttery.
FILM PAIRING: “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Why? Because this is nuts! No, not just the possible Almond Toffee pairing, but also the decadent caramel popcorn. If you’re doing this, you’re a wild child who is rooting for Furiosa to win!
WHY? Merlot is velvety and commands a sharp cheese, so big fluffy kernels popped to perfection and covered in exquisite white cheddar make this a delightful pairing.
FILM PAIRING: “The Big Short.” Gotta get that Wall Street cheddar! If you like the big, bold taste of this fun pairing, then chances are good that you’re shooting for Brad Pitt and the boys to bring home the trophy.
WHY? Zinfandel is all about the spice. Hearty cheddar and tiny flecks of jalapeño chili peppers are balanced with the key components to the Zinfandel, which make for the perfect pairing. Yum!
FILM PAIRING: “The Revenant.” Why? Because jalapeño is as polarizing as that bear scene! Love it or hate it, it’ll be one of the two extremes. If you love it, we’re guessing that you’re rooting for Leo (but let’s face it, he really does deserve it!).
WHY? Cabernet is filled with wild violets and chocolate nuances, which make it the perfect pairing for any and all popcorn!
FILM PAIRING: “The Danish Girl.” Sure, it’s not nominated for Best Picture, but Eddie Redmayne’s ability to transform is nothing short of amazing—just like this insane popcorn pairing.