As a kid, I used to lay awake and think: When was Sting gonna make a drink? Actually, I never thought that, but apparently somebody did, because good old Gordon Sumner is straight-up pressing red wine at his farm in Tuscany. This is a major landmark in the field of celebrity vino, joining such fine bottles as Francis Ford Coppola’s Rosso & Bianco; Carlos Santana’s Santana DVX (immortalized in NSFW song by the Lonely Island, below); and the official Sopranos wine that I saw a weird promo for on HBO one time.
As an unschooled quaffer myself, I hardly know where to begin with this stuff. Slate‘s wine critic did a semi-thorough roundup of the options a few years ago, and he seemed to enjoy Gerard Depardieu’s viognier. What do you say: Would you drink Sting’s wine? Or is there another celebrity whose vineyards you’d like to sample?