Exploring Opulent Selections from Your Favorite Stars
“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” —Michael Broadbent. Wine is not only enjoyable with meals and during particularly stressful evenings, it’s great 24/7, year-round! Oenophiles spend time investigating different wines, reading about various decanters, and ordering pours from unique vineyards across the globe. It’s not only the actual libation that makes wine so great, but the act of researching and gaining knowledge about the different kinds as well! Celebrities are not exempt from the pleasures of wine and wine collecting, either. In fact, plenty of celebs have hopped in on the fun to open their own vineyards and pour up their own distinct wines. Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade is one of these celebrity winemakers. After enjoying great wine and food with team members and fellow oenophiles LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Wade became inspired to start his own line of wine. In 2014, Wade Cellars was born in Napa Valley, California with the help of the renowned Pahlmeyer family. But Wade isn’t the only celeb who has a successful wine brand. Read on to discover some other delicious vinos to add to your collection!
ARMAND DE BRIGNAC “ACE OF SPADES” BRUT GOLD
Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France | Price: $305
Rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s champagne is rated as one of the best celebrity alcohol ventures—he bought the Armand de Brignac brand back in 2014. This Brut Gold champagne tastes of exotic fruit and cherry, with a touch of lemon, vanilla, and honey.
MUSE DE MIRAVAL ROSÉ (2018)
Côtes de Provence, France | Price: $200
Actors and now-separated couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt acquired Miraval in 2011. This Muse de Miraval rosé is light and dry, with flavors of peach, honeysuckle, and a tinge of smokiness. It pairs well with pork, shellfish, and pasta dishes.
NAPA VALLEY THREE BY WADE RED BLEND (2016)
Wade Cellars, Napa Valley, California | Price: $35
Former NBA star and Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade partnered with the Napa Valley Pahlmeyer family in 2014 to create Wade Cellars. This red wine displays red and black fruits and baking spices with a semi-sweet chocolate finish. It goes well with beef, lamb, and veal.
STING & TRUDIE
“SISTER MOON” ROSSO TUSCANA (2015)
Il Palagio, Tuscany, Italy | Price: $41
English musician Sting and his wife Trudie began producing wine at their Italian Il Palagio estate around 2004. Named after one of Sting’s songs, Sister Moon is medium to full-bodied, with tastes of fruit and chocolate throughout. It pairs well with steak, pasta dishes, and cheese.