6 Best Celebrity Wines In All Shades Of Red, White and Rosé
Celebrities bring their star power straight from the vineyard.
By: Laura Robinson
Solar power may be dimming as summer finally comes to a close (sorry, Lorde), but not to worry. We’ve picked the best celebrity wines from the vine so you can bless your fall feasts with star power instead. From France and Niagara to the best in film and the father of dropping it like it’s hot, we’ve scoured the market for celebrity wines that actually taste good.
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It’s got bark, it’s got bite — just like the Dogg on the label. Grown in the California heat, this renegade Cali red is bursting with dark fruits and smooth body, with just the right amount of tannins to make it a bold sip. No doubt Martha Stewart and Snoop will be sharing a bottle over a candlelit roast beef dinner this fall.
In their early days as a bar-playing band, Blue Rodeo would often be paid in beer. Developing a more sophisticated palate, guitarist and vocalist Jim Cuddy turned to wine and developed his own blends with a Niagara-based vineyard. This full-bodied blend is barrel-fermented and oaky but still has fruity notes of pineapple, pear and caramel apple.
This classy little package packs a passionfruit punch — from the first splash and sniff, aromas of the tropics dance in the glass. Blending the craft of a New Zealand Sauvignon blanc with the sophistication of a New York City It Girl, it’s the perfect not-too-sweet treat to pair with an episode of Sex and the City. And Just Like That … the entire bottle is gone.
Dear Post Malone: congratulations. This rosé is the perfect little blend of blushing strawberries, melon and lavender all wrapped up in a sleek and sexy bottle. It’s such a bright, refreshing sip that one taste instantly transports you to a gargantuan yacht on the French Mediterranean — where the wine is produced — as Post treats you to a private serenade.
Got the invite to a classy charcuterie soirée? Whip out this silky, citrusy Tragically Hip chardonnay. Because it’s only partially aged in oak barrels, it’s got a rich palate, but it’s not too oaky — think notes of smooth vanilla and sumptuous peach. Raise a toast to Gord with this luxurious blend, created in honour of the iconic Canadian band’s six-time platinum album Trouble at the Henhouse.
Available in Vancouver, Calgary (other Coppola wines available at LCBO in Toronto) $27
When the silver screen just wasn’t enough to conquer — see: The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Outsiders — legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola started a winery and wrapped the best bottles in gold. The crown jewel of the Coppola Diamond collection, this California-grown Bordeaux blend is a full-bodied, fruity-spicy red that’s the perfect companion for dinner and a movie.