Stars such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie find their new liquid assets
The arts and intoxication have gone hand-in-jittery-hand for centuries – so perhaps it's no surprise how many stars are making their own booze.
Francis Ford Coppola began this trend back in 1975, when he bought his first winery in Napa, California. The terroir was blessed: he has just won a mammoth 26 awards for his vintages at the 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.
Last month Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie released the first rosé from their Château Miraval estate in Provence. One thousand of the £90, six-bottle, cases sold out within hours.
Other celebs to have gone into the wine biz include Dan Aykroyd, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore and Sam Neill. Aussie metal band AC/DC even released a "Back in Black" Shiraz.
It's not just wine – musicians have taken to microbrewing beers. "I wore a nice Breaking Bad-style outfit and lugged bin bags around and measured things out, but had no idea what the hell was going on," says singer-songwriter and real ale buff Ed Harcourt, who has just brewed his own 6.9 per cent Dark Heart Ale to promote his latest album, Back into the Woods. "Thankfully I was surrounded by beardy gents who knew exactly what to do."
British microbrew crew Signature helped Harcourt join the ranks of fellow first-time musician-brewers like Professor Green, Elbow and Enter Shikari – all of whom brewed up a storm to promote their records in a novel way.
- 1 Dentist who illegally killed Cecil the lion blames local guides for the scandal
- 2 Kate Winslet thanked 'particularly horrible' girl who bullied her at school after Titanic success
- 5 Walter Palmer: American dentist revealed as the killer of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe
Dentist who illegally killed Cecil the lion blames local guides for the scandal
Kate Winslet thanked 'particularly horrible' girl who bullied her at school after Titanic success
Norwich paedophile ring: Woman at centre of gang who made children 'sexual play things' guilty of 23 offences
Black and ethnic minority people twice as likely to be hit by Tory cuts than white people, report finds
Walter Palmer: American dentist revealed as the killer of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
The last thing Labour needs is a leader like Jeremy Corbyn who people want to vote for
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Excellent Salary: Austen Lloyd: A rare and exciting opportunity for a Practice...
£20000 - £23000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: An exciting opportunity...
£150 - £180 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: A mainstream Secondary school in C...
COMPETITIVE: Guru Careers: An HR Administrator / Training Coordinator is requi...