Thursday, May 10, 2012

Celebrities and Wine

Fergie is going to launch her own wine later this year -- Ferguson Crest.  It'll include a single estate Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier from Santa Barbara County.

Drew Barrymore released her own wines earlier this year -- Barrymore 2011 Pinot Grigio.

And apparently, Lady Gaga is looking at vineyards. 

Oh, and Brad Pitt is going to be starring in "The Billionaire's Vinegar" (should be released later this year) which is based on a controversial book about Thomas Jefferson's wine bottles which were found in a a walled-up basement in Paris in 1985.  Bottles included a 1787 Lafite (engraved with Th:J), 1784 Chateau d'Yquem, and a half-bottle of 1784 Chateau Margaux.  In a 1985 auction, Malcom Forbes (the late publisher) paid $156,450 for the Lafite which is a single-bottle auction record that hasn't been surpassed.

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