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If you’re a celebrity, having your own alcohol brand is basically a rite of passage at this point. A-listers such as George Clooney, with his ubiquitous Casamigos Tequila, to Diddy with his wildly popular Ciroc Vodka, have been using their star power to break into the luxury spirits industry for years now. And considering the money backing these ventures, it’s no surprise that most of them have seen impressive success. But with National Wine Day approaching on May 25, you may prefer something a little smoother than liquor.
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Thankfully, the celebrity wine business is just as crowded, meaning there’s more than enough Hollywood-approved wines to celebrate the holiday. Here are the best ones we found.
Sofia by Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola is known as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and the Bay Area-based director has also found success as the head of his Napa-based winery since founding it in 2006. The Sofia, named after his daughter and fellow director Sofia Coppola, is one of the winery’s most popular sub-brands, offering lighter wines such as rosés, whites, and Riesling blends. If you’re feeling indulgent, though, you should also check out the winery’s limited edition tasting set made special for the Hollywood award season. The director, alongside his granddaughter Gia Coppola, curated the set, which includes one of the winery’s most popular wines, the Black Label Claret.
Dreaming Tree by Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews’ experience with wine dates back almost as far back as his love for music. The rock musician had his own winery in Virginia before settling down in California for Dreaming Tree Wines. This red blend from the Central Coast has a unique mix of berry flavors and caramel oak for a medium-bodied treat.
Fresh Vine Wine by Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough
This tropical chardonnay from Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough has hints of pear, green apple and lychee, perfect for a warm day. But notes of hazelnut and oak intercut it with a smoky edge for a distinct taste. The pair founded Fresh Vine Wine, a collection of low-carb, low-calorie and gluten-free wines, as a way to create a guilt-free drink that worked well within their active lifestyles.
Domaine Curry Wine by Ayesha and Sydel Curry
This premium Cabernet from Ayesha and Sydel Curry the wife and sister, respectively, of NBA Warrior star Stephan Curry, is a full-bodied blend from Napa, Calif. with notes of blackberry, chocolate, and black cherry that give it a sweet and tart flavor.
Sun Goddess Wines Tasting Set by Mary J. Blige
The R&B singer’s foray into the wine world is already a smashing success. The Pinot-Grigio hails from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Ramato, province of Italy and has notes of peach, melon and berries with a slight acidity that gives it an extra kick. The sauvignon blanc has more tropical notes with hints of passion fruit and melon. Yum.
Armand de Brignac by Jay-Z
The rapper’s lavish sparkling wine from Champagne, France is a lux option for any celebration, or a very generous gift for someone you really, really love. Its flashy gold-mirrored bottle promises that whatever is inside will be quality. In this case, a light brut with hints of peach, apricot, orange blossom and brioche.
Mod Selection Reserve by Drake
Drake’s Mod Selection Reserve is another phenomenal surge if you’re looking for something to celebrate, like national wine day! His French champagne comes in a luxurious dark brown bottle that looks like it matches perfectly with the interior design of Drake’s Toronto mansion.
LVE by John Legend
This rosé from the Grammy-touting musician is the perfect wine choice for a warm summer day. Not only does the refreshing wine include fruity notes of strawberry and white nectarine , but a light pink color and elegant bottle make for a picture-perfect prop in any ‘grams you plan to take while you’re out and about.
Miraval by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
You may have seen Miraval at the store without even realizing that it’s backed by the former Hollywood power couple. Brangelina didn’t tag their names on their joint wine venture, which is probably a good thing considering their ensuing divorce. But if you’re torn up about their ending, or are just looking for an airy and balanced rosé, then this one’s for you.
Wade Cellars by Dwayne Wade
When he’s off the court, the former NBA star player is testing out vinos for his own brand D Wade Cellars. Influenced by his love for Napa Valley-sourced wines, it makes sense that some of his best selections come from the California valleys. This white blend from Yolo County is fruity and medium-bodied, making it a perfect choice for spring and summer.
Avaline by Cameron Diaz
Avaline makes wines that you just know are going to be good from first glance. But if you need more convincing, the summer tasting duo that Diaz just came out with, in collaboration with Who What Wear founder Katherine Power, has descriptions that speak for themselves. The Avaline white is a dry and crisp Spanish wine, coupled with a light French rosé that has hints of melon and zest. Plus, Diaz and Power are both passionate about ingredient transparency and promise bottles that are free of any harmful additives.
Invivo Wines Rosé by Sarah Jessica Parker
This summery rosé just makes sense for the Carrie Bradshaw actress. Its fruity aroma, invoking rose petals and summer berries, is a drink that you’ll want to drink al fresco, preferably with a dish of seafood or a fresh salad on the side.