"Pinot Grigio is like my first crush," says Drew Barrymore. "It's what I used to drink with my girlfriends, when I was younger. It made the world luxurious and romantic." I’m hanging out with the charming star at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and she is talking about why she decided to make her very first Barrymore Wine a Pinot Grigio.
Now Drew is getting ready to launch her second wine, a Pinot Noir. Woo Hoo! Called Drew's Blend by Carmel Road Winery, it will hit the market in September. In preparation for that she went around the world tasting Pinots to see what style she liked best (a lot of them, it turns out). But Drew’s a California girl and so the wine is made entirely from Monterey grapes. She says its got lovely spiciness and earthiness, too; I’m impatiently waiting to taste it.
Meanwhile, here’s Drew on wine as a wedding gift and what she’d serve to a Game of Thrones character.