10 Celebs with Their Own Brand of Booze
Get ready to feel old: Not only are the Hanson brothers all grown up, but they're all married and having kids. They're still making music and working as a team, though. Their latest professional endeavor? Isaac, Zac, and Taylor made their foray into beer-making in 2011 with the debut of Mmmhops pale ale. I'm choosing to believe that this is the universe rewarding me for my relentless and undying love of Hanson. (I once got into a 30-minute argument with someone about why "Mmmbop" is such a great song, which is, let's be real, 30 minutes longer than anyone should spend arguing about that song.)
Talk about Fergalicious! The former Black Eyed Peas member doesn't just sing, dance, or work on her fitness—she sells wine too! In 2012, Fergie teamed up with her dad to launch Ferguson Crest. So far, the label features a syrah, a cabernet, and two viogniers (white). Fun fact: The wine label's etiquette features a boar, which is on the Ferguson family crest.
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As the reigning King of Pop, Justin Timberlake has his fingers on the pulse of literally everything current. He's had no shortage of brand deals and partnerships to pick from, either, choosing recently to partner with Sauza Tequila (a part of the Beam Suntory family) to re-launch a new version of his potent liquor (Timberlake actually first launched his brand in 2009) called Sauza 901 Tequila. Why 901? A couple of reasons: 901 is reportedly the area code in his hometown of Memphis, but, more importantly, 9:01 is "when the evening ends and the night begins," according to Timberlake. That's the spirit, Justin!
Brad + Angie
In recent years, rosé has gone from taboo to trendy, and with the recent release of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's second vintage from their French estate, Chateau Miraval, it's officially cool again. It went on sale in February and, of course, it sold out in five hours (though you can find it in stores nationwide). No surprise there: Brangelina's first vintage (which went on sale in 2012) was named the best rosé in the world by
. Seriously, guys. Stop being so good at things; there'll be nothing left for anyone else!
George Clooney + tequila = perfect combination, right? Three amigos Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman are longtime fans of tequila, and it's among the "tequila-filled nights" that Casamigos was born, according to the official website. It's described as "the best-tasting smooth tequila" and a tequila with "no burn." Eso!
Remember Train, the band responsible for that earworm "Drops of Jupiter?" (Yeah you do, and you loved it. Don't lie!) They make wine now. Yes, really. In fact, they own Save Me, San Francisco Wines, which makes five varietals, each of which is named after a Train single. Do you feel like a glass of "Soul Sister Pinot Noir?" How about a "Calling All Angels Chardonnay?" Whatever you're in the mood for, there's a wine named after a Train song for you, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Bonus: They also make chocolate.
Willie Nelson once sang a song called "Whiskey River," which is about, well, drowning in a whiskey river, so it's no surprise that the American original (he gets better with age) put his name on another American original: Old Whiskey River, his own brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. The whiskey uses grains sourced by independently-owned family farms, and each bottle comes with a guitar pick (six-string guitar not included).
Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews is probably best known for his day job, but he's also a not-so-secret wine connoisseur. Matthews teamed up with Sonoma County wine producer Steve Reeder in 2011 to produce Dreaming Tree Wines. The company is named after a track from the 1998 DMB album, Before These Crowded Streets, and contains five varietals, including Crush, a red blend wine that's named after—what else?—the DMB song.
Drew Barrymore is taking a cue from some of her famous colleagues and getting into the wine business, and not just any wine. Her Barrymore Pinot Grigio is made from grapes sourced from Northeast region of Italy and pays tribute to her family's legacy. We wonder what Ramona Singer has to say about that!
Leave it to Marilyn Manson to up the ante when it comes to booze: The always-shocking Manson didn't lend his name to a wine, beer, tequila, or vodka label. No, he went for absinthe (which, contrary to popular belief, is actually legal in the U.S.) and appropriately named it Mansinthe. Made in Switzerland (it's a joint project between Manson and Swiss distillery Matter), it includes wormwood and green anise, and critics have been hailing it as the real deal—so if you're a fan of the Green Fairy, you may want to give it a shot.