Celebrity bottles have always been popular. Over the years, dozens of musicians have given their names to a variety of wines, with varying degrees of involvement. While some celebrities may spend little time monitoring the harvest and regard owning a winery as a branding exercise, other rock star winemakers have won awards for their wines on the competition circuit. Here are some wines created by respected musicians and their winemaker partners that are true artist collaborations.
Armand Brignac de Brignac Gold Brut – Jay Z
The Cattier house sold one of its brands, Armand de Brignac, to Sovereign Brands in 2014, and the American group sold it to rapper Jay Z two years later. Later, in response to racist remarks made by a Roederer official, Jay Z called for a boycott of the Cristal cuvée, which had previously been popular among rappers. Take this opportunity to introduce the Ace of Spades Armand de Brignac collection, which comes in golden, silver, and pink bottles. Today, the goal appears to have been met. Champagne Armand Brignac de Brignac Gold Brut is one of the world’s most expensive champagnes.
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Jack Ma, the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, first acquired in 2016 Chateau de Sours in Entre-Deux-Mers with a wish to create “a mini Versailles”. The vineyard includes an 18th century castle and an 85-hectare property. The estate produces 500,000 bottles a year. Later in the same year, he purchased Château Guerry and Chateau Perenne in Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux in 2016 which produces 84,000 bottles of red annually. The 64-hectare Château Perenne produces around 500,000 bottles of red and white wine in a year. According to a review of Château de Sours in 2020, the winery has all six red Bordeaux varieties planted, and also growing grapes from northern Portugal and northern Spain.
Post Malone – Maison No. 9 French Rosé Wine
In 2020, the actor launched his own sip of summer, Maison No. 9, a French rosé wine inspired by his love of the Mediterranean lifestyle and rosé. The wine is named after Post’s favorite tarot card, the Nine of Swords, which represents overcoming the challenges we all face on a daily basis. This elegant rosé has flavors of pineapple, pear, and straberries, as well as a mouthwatering and savory texture and a crisp finish.
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Il Palagio 2020 Sister Moon Toscana IGT – Sting
The couple’s picturesque Tuscan estate inspired Sting and Trudie’s Il Palagio Estate Wine . Since the mid-1500s, Il Palagio has harvested, fermented, and bottled its own wine. Sting and his wife Trudie have kept the tradition alive by using organic farming methods and replanting 11 hectares of vineyards over the last 22 years. Message in a Bottle, Casino delle Vie, Sister Moon, and When We Dance are among their lovely wines. The wine is available for purchase on the iL Palagio website where you can also book a stay.
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Kylie Minogue Signature Prosecco Rosé
Anyone who knows Kylie Minogue will not be surprised to learn that her signature wine is pink, bubbly, and vivacious. Kylie Minogue Prosecco Rosé, made by Italy’s well-regarded Zonin family, the country’s largest family-owned winery, is one of the world’s most popular rosé Prosecco. Kylie Minogue Signature Prosecco Rosé is a lightly effervescent sparkler with red berry and citrus flavors, a mild floral note, and a pleasing orange blossom finish.
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