Mick Fleetwood, the founder of Fleetwood Mac, has just launched his own line of wines . (If you don't know who Fleetwood Mac are, you might be too young for a wine blog).
Mick joins a growing list of celebs, both living and dead, who are putting their names to wine. Some, like Francis Ford Coppola, are lifelong oenophiles who are heavily involved in the wine-making process. Others, like Australian cricketer Shane Warne are still a little 'wet behind the ears'.
"It took me a while to understand what chardonnay is and what red wine is," he was quoted as saying to the Sydney Morning Herald. After that, people were probably glad he wasn't involved in actually making the wine.
There's even a line of Elvis wines. Again, this is an instance where you don't expect much day to day involvement from the celebrity.
Here are a few other celeb's in wine: Greg Norman, Ernie Els, Cliff Richard, Sam Neill, Bob Dylan, Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean, Jerry Garcia, Gerard Depardieu.
Pleasingly, it seems the majority of the celebs (living ones at least) got into this to actually make good wines.
Is your Fleetwood Mac Cabernet all it can be
- Blog comment by Snooth Blog Martha Stewart branded wine, Sep 18, 2007.
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