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The online wine community and mobile app surveyed its users.
March 16, 2018
From Jon Bon Jovi’s rosé to Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin, the pull of a star-branded drink can be strong, but how do they stack up among drink lovers? We now have some answers, at least when it comes to famous wine lines.
Vivino, an online wine community, database and mobile application that lets users buy, rate and review, has shared a list of the top ten celebrity-backed wineries. Based on thousands of ratings from Vivino’s 30 million users, this collection of A-listers features the likes of Yao Ming, Drew Barrymore, Sting, and Dwyane Wade. The number one spot goes to Jay-Z, whose Armand de Brignac $300 flagship Champagne Ace of Spades Gold Brut was the star of one of this year’s most exclusive pre-Grammy’s brunches.
The rapper is immediately followed by Drew Bledsoe, a former Patriots, Cowboys and Bills quarterback who opened his Doubleback winery in his hometown back in 2007. Maynard James Keenan, rock vocalist for bands like Tool and A Perfect Circle, and former Chinese basketball player Yao Ming are somewhat tied for third and fourth place. Maynard’s Caduceus Cellars, however, scored around 1,000 more user ratings with its 4.1 average than Ming’s Yao Family Wines.
And just because you’re not together doesn’t mean you can’t make a good wine. Or so Vivino’s users seemingly say about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Chateau Miraval, which nabbed the number five spot. Actor Sam Neill’s continuously expanding New Zealand-based winery Two Paddocks, (soft) rocker Dave Matthews’ Dreaming Tree Wines and actress Drew Barrymore’s California self-titled winery help fill in the last half of the ranking
While Jay-Z tops the list, Matthews as well as Pitt and Jolie’s joint effort have the highest number of ratings, with the musician’s 42,000 votes more than double that of the Mr. and Mrs. Smith stars. Meanwhile, 60 percent of the brands are U.S.-based with California being the most common location. France, on the other hand, is the most popular international home for the celebrity wineries on the list.
You can view the entire list of Vivino’s top celebrity branded wineries below:
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