Celebrity Wines

Movie stars, athletes, musicians and all manner of celebrities frequently attach their name to a product with the intention of promoting the product, or themselves yet further. Sometimes the products are not as good as they should be. In the world of wine, I have so far come across 2 wines owned by celebrities that are serious enough to merit consideration. Firstly Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Miraval. It is a Rosé from the Cotes de Provence Appellation, grown on their organic estate and made by Marc Perrin. We sell it for $24. George Lucas also makes several wines, I was particularly impressed with his Marin County Pinot Noir – Viandante del Cielo, made from grapes grown, (of course) in his Skywalker Vineyard. We sell this Pinot Noir for $32.

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Tasting Events

People’s idea of what is Easter food seems to vary considerably, we have 6 food-friendly wines to taste, so you should be able to find something to pair with fish, turkey or ham. We will start with a Vouvray from one of that appellation’s top producers, Domaine Huet, followed by Pine Ridge’s consistently drinkable Chenin/Viognier blend and Chateau Lascaux’s Rosé. The reds are lighter in style, a 2007 premier cru Gevrey Chambertin, George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch Pinot Noir, finishing with the outstanding value that is the Col D’Orcia Rosso di Montalcino 2010. Taste all 6 for $25, individual pours from $3 to $8, taxes included. The tasting bar will be open from 3.30 to 7.30 Thursday through Saturday.

  • Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec le Mont 2011
  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier California 2013
  • Chateau de Lascaux Rosé Languedoc 2013
  • F. Esmonin Gevrey Chambertin Estournelles Saint Jacques 1er Cru 2007
  • Viandante del Cielo Pinot Noir Marin County Skywalker Ranch 2010
  • Col D’Orcia Rosso di Montalcino 2010