1. Tituss Burgess
Tituss Burgess is a goddamn G, and not just because he’s one of the most hysterical characters the Netflix gods have ever gifted us. It’s because he actually went and made the wine his character sang about on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt— Peeno Noir. PBTB Wines then followed it up with two pride flavors– Pinot Pride and Rosé Pride. Caviar. Myanmar. Mid-sized car. Au revoir.
The only logical step after buying a $60 million, 1000-acre estate in the South of France is to make wine on it. These are the things you do when you have millions upon millions to spend and you’ve already bought your 6 kids all the dope Lego sets on the market. So Brangelina hooked up with a wine consultant named Marc Perrin, some sort of French wine god and member of a fifth-generation-wine-making-fam. The couple’s estate produces two white wines, but their $18 Rosé is supposedly where it’s at. Sweet of them to make a wine us plebes can afford!
3. Drew Barrymore
Former Charlie’s Angel Drew paired with California’s Carmel Road Wineries to create a Pinot Grigio and a Rosé, both of which are meant to be light, crispy, and versatile as far as pairings go. It has received mixed reviews, but for $15 a bottle can you really go wrong? (No.)
4. Kate Hudson
Kurt Russell got Kate and now ex-husband Matt Bellamy into winemaking back in 2011, because of course he did! Although the couple has now called it quits, they still have one beautiful baby and three beautiful wines they manage together on their mutually owned label Hudson Bellamy Wines located in Santa Barbara. These include a $50 Pinot Noir, (Common Ground) a $30 California-style Sauvignon Blanc (A Little Time) and a $25 Rosé Of Syrah, (Que Syrah Syrah). I see what you did there!
Ferguson Crest Winery began as a father-daughter project back in 2006. The entrepreneurial duo grow and produce on a six-acre vineyard located in Santa Ynez Valley, CA. The boutique now offers 12 wine varieties, made using only organic and sustainable farming practices, but it’s really the Fergalicious- a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon that rules them all. Given a 92 by Wine Enthusiasts back in 2014, it’s one we’ll be lining down the block, just to watch, what it’s got.
6. John Legend
Legend reached out to Jean-Charles Boisset, owner of Raymond Vineyards located in Napa Valley, back in 2013. Together, they created a Cabernet Sauvignon called Legend Vineyard Exclusive (LVE for short) that ended up being widely acclaimed, which makes sense because literally zero things go with wine as well as John Legend music. The following year they followed up it with a Chardonnay in a “perfect harmony of passion, eloquence and Napa Valley tradition.” Give me all of you.
The brainchild of another father-daughter duo, the Ciccone Vineyard came to life in northern Michigan in 1996. The 14-acre vineyard is devoted to producing local wines from a wide variety of grapes, yet only one line of wines—released in 2007— actually boasts the title of “Madonna.”
8. Lil Jon
Rapper Lil Jon started his own wine label back in 2008, (Little Jonathan Winery, because upscale) but if it’s current market availability is any clue (it is nowhere to be found) it died shortly after. Which makes sense, considering when asked about this sudden interested by Today, his response was “I’m not like an expert, so don’t ask me no questions … I just like the taste.”
Yeah, sorry, I’ll keep it short and sweet. Back in 2011, Train created a line of wines named after their fourth album, Save me, San Francisco. All of the wines are named after hit singles, so, yes, “Drops Of Jupiter” is a real California Red you can chug as you listen to “Drops of Jupiter.” You can buy one of the seven varieties online or at the only restaurant they are available: The Hard Rock Cafe. Naturally.
10. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj co-owns MYX Beverage, which is a “wine fusion” of moscato and fruit juice and not really a wine but enough of a wine to get on this list. Plus they’re like $3 a pop and the packaging looks like Nicki herself- cute, sparkly, and compact. Besides, their tagline is #GetInTheMyx! SOLD.