Would You Care to Swill Some of Ghost’s New Wine?
Plenty of bands have created their own licensed boozes — Slayer, Motörhead, Behemoth, and Iron Maiden, to name a few. Now, Swedish Grammy winners Ghost are getting in on the game with their own wine, called Papastrello. The vintage is now available in Sweden.
The wine is a Rosse de Veronese, meaning an Italian red from Verona, meaning it will blow your taste buds off. It has a 13.7% ABV, and is distributed by Systembolaget, a Swedish company that wants to “minimize alcohol-related problems by selling alcohol in a Responsible Way, without profit motive.” Aw, come on, guys, the problems are the best part!
Look, I’m not a huge fan of Ghost — it’s the vocals, it’s those fucking vocals — but man, I looove getting drunk, and I pray to a god of wine. So all right, Ghost, if I see your wine in the store or served at a metal bar, I’ll try a glass. Italian reds are generally my favorite — why drink the ultimate heartburn juice if it’s not going to pack the full wallop? — and hey, all booze is good booze.
You know what would go better with Ghost’s music, though? Weed. Come on, guys, Snoop Dogg has branded weed out here in Colorado. What about some Papa Sage or some Meliora Kush?