Rose?, white and blue
Unless you’ve been living on a space station or been exiled in Siberia for the last few years, you probably know that rose? wine is all the rage. And now, even the stars are getting in on the winemaking action.
None other than Jon Bon Jovi, he of New Jersey big hair rock royalty, is trying his hand at the pink drink. Along with his son, Jesse Bongiovi, 23, the great coiffed one has begun bottling a French rose? made with the help of the winemaker Ge?rard Bertrand, according to the New York Times. Curiously enough, despite his Jersey roots, the wine is called “Hampton Water.” (Apparently, “Newark Water” didn’t have quite the same ring.)
The wine, which sports a bathing-suit clad female diver (named “Pink” of course,) sells for $25 a bottle. The wine itself is made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourve?dre grapes.
“I’m a wine guy,” Bon Jovi tells the Times. “Tequila shots – been there done that.”
The 56-year-old rocker shied away from recommending one of his songs to pair with the wine, although we would recommend “Bed of Roses” (1992) or anything off his 2000 “Crush” album.
Let’s just hope his rose? doesn’t give wine a bad name.