In recent years, a number of celebrities have gotten into the wine business — some with their own wineries (Mario Andretti) and others lending their name and image to private label projects (the most recent being Wolfgang Puck).
In 2003, Sonoma County’s Clos du Bois Winery introduced J. Garcia Wines, a line featuring the artwork of Jerry Garcia, the late frontman of the Grateful Dead.
Since celebrity wine ties often are more about style than substance, we offered two suggestions for names of individual J. Garcia bottlings, straight from the Grateful Dead songbook: “Ripple” and “Hell in a Bucket.”
There was no response from the J. Garcia Wines camp.
As for Wolfgang Puck’s new label, which is being bottled by Delicato Family Vineyard, another blogger already beat us to posting our initial thought on the subject: “Two-Buck Puck?”
Which prompted this jealous response from yours truly: “What the Puck?!?”