Drew Barrymore Pinot Grigio

Actress Drew Barrymore enters the wine business

Celebrities

American actress, producer and director Drew Barrymore has become the latest celebrity to enter the wine business.

The 37-year-old, famous for her roles in such hit films as ET the Extra-Terrestrial and Charlie’s Angels, has released her first wine: a Pinot Grigio from Italy.

Her new Barrymore Pinot Grigio is made from grapes grown in the Triveneto area of northern Italy - a region well-known for producing crisp and fruity white wines.

“Wine is all about the journey. Any wine lover would have to agree. The discovery of new wines, new regions and new vintages is what keeps wine exciting to novices and enthusiasts alike,” the wine’s fact sheet reads.

“For Drew Barrymore, it was the journey that propelled her to delve into the world of wine and with an eponymously named Pinot Grigio. A fan of crisp, fruity white wines, Barrymore has created a wine that reflects her style and personality: fresh, dynamic and fun.”

The wine’s label, designed by street artist Shepard Fairey, contains the Barrymore family crest.

“I’m excited about sharing this Pinot Grigio with my friends and family and other wine lovers,” Barrymore said.

A bottle of Barrymore Pinot Grigio wine costs $19.99 in the U.S. and it will be available for sale starting Spring.

Barrymore joins a host of celebrities, athletes and musicians who have launched wines in their name. Here’s a list of some of those wines:

Anta Banderas, by Antonio Banderas

A bottle of Spanish red sells for between $9.50 to $35.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

The filmmaker’s California winery produces everything from reds, whites, sparkling and rosé and prices range from $15 to $58.

Wayne Gretzky Estates

From the wine-growing regions of Ontario, Canada, hockey legend Gretzky’s Rieslings, Chardonnays and Merlots range from $13 to $16.

AC/DC The Wine

In partnership with Aussie wine grower Warburn Estate, AC/DC launched a range of reds and whites last year with names like “Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon” and “Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc.” A bottle retails for around $16.

Save Me San Francisco Wine Company!

Rock group Train, famous for their hit song Drops of Jupiter, released a Petite Syrah named after the song, as well as a 2010 Calling All Angels Chardonnay, both for $10 from California.

Chateau de Tigne

French actor Gérard Dépardieu owns a winery in the Loire Valley and bottles of his red, white and rosé average about $20.

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