Food – Do Any Celebrities Make Good Wine?

We asked a real wine pro to decide, and the answers might surprise you.

What happens when you round up 15 wines made by celebrities…

What happens when you round up 15 wines made by celebrities...

From left to right: Antonio Banderas, Fergie, Dave Matthews, ACDC, Wayne Gretzky, Drew Barrymore, Emilio Estevez, Train, Jeff Gordon, Sting, Mario Batali, Francis Ford Coppola, Kyle MacLachlan, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, ACDC (again), and Natalie Oliveros (aka Savanna Samson).

Some wines we wanted to try were basically impossible to find (what gives, Lil Jon?) but we did our darnedest.

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…and ask one of the country's top sommeliers, Michael Madrigale, to ruthlessly evaluate them?

...and ask one of the country's top sommeliers, Michael Madrigale , to ruthlessly evaluate them?

Madrigale is head sommelier and wine buyer for three of Daniel Boulud's restaurants. He was the 2012 Food and Wine sommelier of the year as well as Wine Enthusiast's 2012 sommelier of the year. He is, coincidentally, a very nice person.

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…blind, of course, to prevent any judicial bias.

...blind, of course, to prevent any judicial bias.

Honestly, we couldn't trust ourselves not to root for Agent Cooper.

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BuzzFeed Food decided to find out.

BuzzFeed Food decided to find out.

We've chit-chatted about fancy celebrity-branded grape juice before. But we we had to know: Are any of them actually worth putting in our mouths? Or worth making fun of? SURELY.

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