18 October 2019

Wine and VIPs: from Winston Churchill to Richard Gere

Red, white or rosé, in spite of its nuances, it is impossible to resist good wine. Whether for an aperitif, to taste alongside a particular menu or for a toast at the end of a meal, a bottle of wine is always appreciated… Even by VIPs!

From Richard Gere, a famous Brunello di Montalcino enthusiast, so much so that a few years ago he even decided to produce his own ad hoc line, to Michael Douglas, admirer of Spanish viticulture, even actors, singers and politicians don’t turn their noses up at a glass of good wine or, even, champagne.

In fact, we mustn’t forget Pol Roger Winston Churchill, a favourite of the former prime minister of the United Kingdom. It may have been for its notes of cedar, ginger and white pepper, or for its mineral scent, but Churchill was a true fan of this champagne. It has a strong, persistent and robust personality, so much so that it makes a good investment, as well as a modern luxury product.

Wine and VIPs: here are the stars who focus on white

Several international “very important people” are white wine lovers. These include singer Taylor Swift, model Heidi Klum, entrepreneur Kylie Jenner and actress Dakota Fanning.

Immortalised in 2014 with a bottle of Sassicaia in hand at the exit of a restaurant was another super VIP: the singer and actress Rihanna.

Even American computer scientist Mark Zuckerberg, the most “2.0” celebrity of all, has never hidden his appreciation for Italian wines.

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