KCBS Foodie Chap Podcast:
Mention Drew Barrymore and three decades of movies flash before me. This child of Hollywood has become a woman of the world; starring in and producing movies, launching cosmetic lines, and she recently became a Mom. And there is one more role she has recently embraced; as she put it “in my latest role I regard myself as a curator of wine with the launch of my own Barrymore wines.”
Wine is all about the journey. Any wine lover would have to agree. The discovery of new wines, new regions and new vintages is what keeps wine exciting to novices and enthusiasts alike.
“WINE IS ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY”
– Drew Barrymore, Wine Curator – Barrymore Wines
For Drew Barrymore, it was the journey that propelled her to delve into the world of wine and with an eponymously named Pinot Grigio. A fan of crisp, fruity white wines, Barrymore has created a wine that reflects her style and personality: fresh, dynamic and fun.
Inspired by her travels in Italy, Barrymore chose Pinot Grigio. In honor of her family, Barrymore chose to showcase her family crest on the label which was designed by Studio Number One.
Barrymore Pinot Grigio, an IGT Delle Venezie, is made from grapes grown in the Triveneto area, which includes three of Italy’s most northern regions: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto. The Triveneto regions lie just below the Alps and are renowned for producing crisp and fruity white wines.
Made with Pinot Grigio, a grape also known as Pinot Gris in different wine-growing regions around the world, it is derived from Pinot Noir, which influences the lively grapes’ silvery hue.
Pinot Grigio is beloved around the world as a wine ready to pair nicely with a multitude of food. A terrific match for all kinds of Italian dishes, from gnocchi in brown butter with fried sage to a Caprese salad, Pinot Grigio is a great wine for the dinner table, as well as for enjoying pre-dinner with friends and family.
Drew showcased her vino recently at Pebble Beach Food & Wine. Her presence at the 4 day culinaire extravaganza was the talk of the weekend. Joyfully I have interviewed Drew a number of times for movie projects, always a delight, always smart and thoughtful and this time was no different. The beaming new Mom took time out for a Foodie Chap chat. We sipped, we talked, we laughed, and we sipped some more over a fresh crisp glass of Barrymore Pinot Grigio.
5 Tasty Questions With Drew Barrymore
A good glass of wine is about:
Something in the moment that might transport you to somewhere else, but most importantly will become a memory.
1) It’s midnight, I go to your fridge at home, what will I find? What’s always there?
A bunch of weird things that I’ve cooked in tupperware. If you’re lucky, it’s good, cold spaghetti and meatballs, if you’re unlucky it’s some soup that went awry.
2) What dish reminds you of home? When you’re on the road, you go away, you’re traveling and then there’s that dish you think of that takes you back to your home.
It would always go back to macaroni and cheese, it’s the best, it’s my favorite food. It does work with Barrymore wines, trust me I’ve tried it. It’s awesome.
3) Soundtrack to your life, one song by one artist, what would it be?
“All You Need Is Love.” Cheesy, I don’t care. It’s a good summation of life, though.
4) You’ve been an actor, you’ve been a producer, you’ve been a director, now you’re a mom. What’s on your list of things to do?
I don’t know yet, I’ll be interested to see what my answer will be in a year from now.
5) Last supper, you can have a couple of guests, dead or alive, famous or not, who will they be and what will you eat and drink?
Easily my grandfather because I never got to meet him and as you can see by the label of this wine, it being his crest, he was my favorite. Maybe Marilyn Monroe, maybe William Eggleston, the photographer, who I did get to meet, maybe Gene Wilder. Steak. Red wine. good, thick, bold, earthy, chocolatey, “tobaccoy,” cherry red wine.
BARRYMORE WINE NOTES
Inspired by Italian culture, actress Drew Barrymore created her own signature Barrymore Wines collection in honor of her family legacy.
A fan of crisp, fruity white wines, Barrymore’s first offering for the label is a Pinot Grigio with additional blends to be unveiled at the end of this year. Barrymore Pinot Grigio is a straw yellow, full-bodied wine with hints of fresh apricot and lively citrus flavors.
The grapes to create this charming Pinot Grigio were used from various vineyards in the Triveneto area: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto.
Barrymore Wines retails for $19.99
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