Drew Barrymore Wades Into the Wine Biz

Her pinot grigio scores gold medal
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2012 10:21 AM CDT
Drew Barrymore Wades Into the Wine Biz
Drew Barrymore attends the Marni at H&M Collection Launch at Lloyd Wright’s Sowden House on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Celebrities seem to be practically required to launch their own alcohol lines these days, and Drew Barrymore is the latest to enter the game. Her Barrymore 2011 Pinot Grigio, already available in California and coming to New York next month, won a gold medal earlier this month at France's biggest international wine competition, reports the New York Post—which also helpfully reminds us that Barrymore was an admitted alcoholic at the age of 13.

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But back to the good news: According to promotional materials for the pinot grigio, Drew "has created a wine that reflects her style and personality: fresh, dynamic, and fun." Explains a partner in Barrymore Wines, "She herself is a pinot grigio drinker, and she created a wine reflecting her style. Drew made numerous trips to Italy, spent time with the facility and was involved with the wine at every level." The wine goes for around $20 a bottle, and can also be purchased online. Click for more celebrity-endorsed alcohol. (Read more Drew Barrymore stories.)

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