Wine Trend | Celebrity Winemakers

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From Francis Ford Coppola to the Smothers Brothers, celebrities have long moonlighted as winemakers. Lately, a new set of stars has been giving it a go—some more successfully than others. In collaboration with Fetzer Vineyards, Emeril Lagasse has created two impressively balanced, food-friendly value wines—one red, one white ($13; Working with Snowdon Wines, Olivia Newton-John presents her ultrafruity Australian Shiraz and Chardonnay under the Koala Blue label ($7; In tribute to her father, My Three Sons star Fred MacMurray, Kate MacMurray joined with Gallo to produce elegant Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris with grapes from the Russian River Valley ($32 and $23;

—Jessica Blatt

PUBLISHED January 2003