What will you be pouring on Oscar night? Other than your heart out, that is.
After being denied a statuette for "Taxi Driver" or even a nomination for "Mean Streets," Robert De Niro should be toasted with the 2009 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages ($75), a Bordeaux-style red blend with nuance, fullness, complexity. It's the 20th-anniversary release.
The Oscars have been both generous and miserly for Steven Spielberg. Just for skipping "E.T.," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and "Jaws," he ought to be voted the 2010 Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches ($120) -- white Burgundy, gilded and elegant, with a long finish.
And Anne Hathaway's teary inevitability shouldn't make you feel like an extra in "Les Miserables." A taste of the 2010 Ponzi Vineyards Aurora Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($20), a plummy, concentrated one.