Wednesday, 26 March 2008

The Bruce Willis Wine Bar

Bruce Willis – the 'Die Hard' actor is the joint owner of Manhattan Bowery Wine Co., which is set to open the doors of a new wine bar – Bar Q - in the trendy East Village.

Owner Chris Sileo said: "It's upscale and loungy. We'll have high-end, light fare that will include paninis, salads and desserts."

Last week, Willis threw his own pre-opening private bash to christen the venue, where guests included his close friends, Sopranos stars Vincent Curatola and John Ventimiglia. During the evening's festivities, the 52-year-old star took his place behind the bar and served drinks.

Willis previously opened the Planet Hollywood chain with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone and also owns The Mint nightclub and The Liberty Theatre.

The Sopranos stars already have a wine maker amongst them – Lorraine Bracco. Bracco Wines was established in 2005 when she visited vineyards in Italy to hand pick wines (Pinot Grigio, Montepulciano, Primitivo, Chianti, Barolo and Amarone.) Bracco has Italian roots and loves Old World wines and cuisine – she even named her daughter Margaux after Château Margaux in Bordeaux!

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