Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Showbiz Wine!

Celebrities and wine go together hand in hand and there are a growing number of Pop Stars who turning their hand to making them. The latest celebrity to join the ranks of wine making celebs Cliff Richard, Barbra Streisland, Olivia Newton John and Sting is none other than Barry Manilow.

Fans of the singer can now get their hands on Manilow Wines in five varietals: a 2003 Napa Valley Chardonnay and Merlot (produced at Flora Springs), a Zinfandel from the Sierra Foothills (made at Macchia in Lodi), and a California Cabernet Sauvignon and 2004 Central Coast Pinot Grigio (produced at White Crane in Livermore). They are retailing between $20 -$25 a bottle and can be obtained through the site http://www.manilow.com/ (along with Manilow chocolate, perfume, accessories, jewellery, tea and candles!) Sounds a bit like Paul Burrell’s enterprise to me (http://www.royalbutlerwines.com/).

Whether Barry has much to with his wine production techniques remains to be seen – some celebs take it very seriously and others just add their names to wines made by professionals to cash in.

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