Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rock and Roll Wine

Hardrock fans looking for an alternative to the traditional Tennessee whiskey can now pick up a bottle of wine without compromising their image, as the United Kingdom’s biggest heavy metal band Motörhead launches a branded red wine – Motörhead Shiraz.

"Motörhead have started a new venture in wine with this rockin Shiraz from Australia. The wine has a very fruity aroma with flavours of vanilla, blackberries, plums, eucalyptus and liquorice. It is full-bodied with soft rounded tannins and packs a real punch. Enjoy Motörhead Shiraz with dishes like grilled lamb chops with garlic and rosemary. Also goes well with other lamb or beef dishes, as well as pasta and flavoursome cheeses. Serve a little below room temperature, around 16 - 18°C.”

The wine, unfortunately, is not yet available here in the United States.

Motörhead joins other famous rock and roll musicians with an interest in wine:

Maynard James Keenan of Tool and Puscifer is the owner of Caduceus Cellars, based in Arizona.

Dave Matthews is the owner of Blenheim Vineyards in Virginia.

Madonna in Michigan, Vince Neil, Mick Fleetwood, Boz Scaggs, all in California, And the list goes on....

One thing I find interesting is that many of these celebrities don't find it necessary to buy a winery or vineyards in an obvious place like Napa or Sonoma, but instead seek out more meaningful locations.

Ever tried a celebrity's wine? Good? Bad? What's your favorite?

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