Saturday, 27 December 2008

Madonna Orders £5000 of 24K Silver Sparkling Rosé Wine

Madonna has ordered 25 bottles of the 24k Silver wine from a vineyard in Valencia, Spain called Artesanos del Vino – costing £5000. The drink is made with a liquor which has specks of the precious metal suspended in it and is said to be popular in celebrity circles.

Alberto Fernandez, director of the wine producers, Artesanos del Vino, said: "We have many rich and famous clients who will serve our product at their Christmas parties. "It's made by mixing a liquor containing silver dust into a sparkling rosé."

His company also sells wine laced with gold. He said: "Historically there have always been people looking for an elixir of eternal youth through gold. "The Chinese, Greeks, Arabs and Indians all did it."

Madonna may have had help from her father Tony Ciccone, a vintner himself, in sourcing the expensive drink.

He has been running Ciccone Vineyard in Michigan with his wife Joan since 1995 and produces award-winning gewürztraminer and Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Grigio and dessert wines.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those of us here in Michigan might choose to question the characterization of Tony Ciccone as a producer of "award-winning" wines. However, other adjectives do spring to mind: underachieving, overpriced, indifferent, variable quality.