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First look at Emmy winners with Sterling Vineyards in the Winners Circle at the Governors Ball

Sterling K. Brown receives his personalized bottle of Iridium Cabernet at the 2017 Emmy Winners Circle hosted by Sterling Vineyards at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles. (credit: Vince Bucci/AP)

Last night’s Emmy winners celebrated with something gold, and something silver, toasting the golden evening with Sterling Vineyards as the exclusive wine of the Emmys after party, The Governors Ball.

Riz Ahmed and Lena Waithe weren’t the only celebrated newcomers at this year’s Emmy Awards, as the lucky few to make it to the Winners Circle were welcomed with an exclusive taste of Sterling Vineyards Iridium Cabernet Sauvignon 2014John LithgowDonald Glover, and Sterling K. Brown were among the first to sip the $250-bottle ultra-limited wine, created just for the occasion from the iconic California winery, while waiting to have their statuettes engraved. Stars including Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Alexander Skarsgård also went home with their own personalized bottles of Sterling Vineyards Iridium to toast the win with loved ones. A few great moments with Sterling Vineyards from the Winners Circle:

–          Sterling K Brown sharing an intimate moment with wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, as the two embraced to celebrate his win, toasting with a glass of Sterling Vineyards Iridium Cabernet

–          Donald Glover swirling a and sipping a glass of Sterling Vineyards Iridium Cabernet, before sharing his thoughts on the wine: “tasting notes of… success!” Donald also pointed out that the wine matched his suit perfectly.

–          John Lithgow picking up his bottle after finally tracking down his Emmy, which he had forgotten to pick up backstage

It wasn’t just those in the Winners Circle enjoying Sterling Vineyards wines yesterday evening. Anna Chlumsky and newly-christened Emmy Queen Julia Louis-Dreyfus sipped the wines at the VEEP table, while Billy Eichner was spotted enjoying the Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet as he made his way around the party. Overall, 5040 bottles of Sterling Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet were served to pair with the country’s largest sit own dinner – that’s over 25,000 glasses of wine over the course of the evening.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. Valerie was a veteran 17-year member, and one of the "chief organizers” of the prestigious and long running, TCA: Television Critics Association’s press tour. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers of the association. TCA press tours are “a must” for hundreds of TV critics twice a year, in Beverly Hills and in Pasadena.