Pop provocateur Lady Gaga’s favorite wines were recently revealed during a court case with her former personal assistant Jennifer O’Neill. The Drinks Business reports that details of the Italian-American singer’s tour rider came out in court last month, reveling red wine is one of the backstage demands Gaga makes of each venue she visits.
Gaga asks for “two bottles of good white wine”, preferably Chardonnay, and “one bottle of quality red wine.” The singer specifies her favourite red varieties on the rider as Shiraz, Grenache, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The case also unveiled Gaga as something of a turophile, with the singer requesting brie, cheddar, goat’s cheese and gouda at every show.
Known for her passion for wine, last March Gaga was spotted property hunting in Sonoma County, Califorina, with the view to making her own wine with boyfriend Taylor Kinney. “Gaga sees a vineyard as a business investment and something she can work on with Taylor when her pop career comes to an end,” a source told The Sun.
Though it appears Kendall-Jackson has already beaten the 26-year-old to it. The Sonoma Valley-based company sells a range of value-focused “Gaga” wines in the US through its brokerage arm, Majestic Fine Wines, at around $10 a bottle. The green-thinking Gaga Winery was founded in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, in 2010 with the support of Kendall-Jackson’s former owner, the late Jess Jackson.
The Gaga range includes the Zin-dominant Gaga Rouge, white blend Gaga Blanc, and Gaga Rosé, a blend of Pinot, Malbec and Merlot. If Gaga were to make her own wine, she'd be following in the footsteps of other female celebrities such as actress Drew Barrymore and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, who both launched their own wine lines last year.