Ozzy Osbourne Makes Wine Now
If we take Ozzy Osbourne at his word, his has been alcohol and drug free since roughly 2012. Which is great. But it also makes me wonder why anyone thought this was a good idea:
I mean, what’s the best case scenario here? That Ozzy is endorsing a product he hasn’t tried? Did Sharon take a few swigs and assure him it’s good? Did he just read the description some press person whipped up and say “Sure, that sounds delicious!”?
“A medium bodied dry red wine made from a blend of high quality Zinfandel and Syrah grapes. Solar Red contains fruity notes of fig, plum, cherry and cranberry jam combined with some earthy characteristics and a backbone of oak. It finishes with a slightly spicy black pepper taste. This wine pairs exceptionally well with pork, roasted game, lamb, BBQ chicken and tomato based pasta.”
“Medium bold.” Good way to describe Ozzy’s last album.
I know, I know, it’s not as though hiring a recovering alcoholic to do a branded alcohol is a crime. If fans wanna buy a bottle of wine because Ozzy’s face is on it, that’s between them and their financial advisor.
It just seems, well, silly. It’s like hiring Lars Ulrich to do commercials for a big n’ tall store, y’know?
Still, if you’re interested, you can get a bottle here for $50, or a special limited edition one here for a mere $500. The limited edition ones, of which only five-hundred will be made, are signed by Ozzy and come in an adorable little coffin (see below). Yay.