Master sommelier Laura Fiorvanti drinks her way through the good and the bad of musician-made vino.


Il Palagio Message in a Bottle 2015

message in a bottle
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"The vintage is young and fruity with red plums and cherries. There's also a little earthiness: a touch of tomato and herbs. It's pretty good!"

Jon Bon Jovi

Diving into Hampton Water Rosé 2017

diving into hampton water
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"It has fresh strawberry and raspberry notes, not any hint of candy. There's not a lot of acid, but it's well made. I hate the packaging, though."

Olivia Newton-John

Newton-John Cellars Pink & Blue Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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"An everyday, pour-yourself-aglass-at-night style of red with dark fruits like blackberries and black plums. There's a bit of coffee, too."

John Legend

LVE Chardonnay 2014

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"There's a burn in the nose when you first smell it, like it's a fuller or richer wine. It smells like creamed corn and butter."