Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie will be releasing their very own Chateau Miraval wine

This week’s National Enquirer has a lengthy story about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. I’m not going to transcribe it because… it was exhausting. The basic gist of the story is that Brad got incredibly drunk and he confronted Angelina about her relationship with Colin Farrell – a relationship that ended more than eight years ago. Apparently, Angelina still says Colin was her “best ever lover” and Brad had to get drunk and cry about it. Brad’s drinking is a common enough theme of the Brangelina tabloid stories, but it’s a chestnut they haven’t used in a while. I have a feeling that’s about to change because Brad and Angie are officially releasing their own brand of wine made at their French chateau, Chateau Miraval.

Next time you make a toast, think of Brad and Angelina. The engaged couple, who have owned an 1,000-acre estate with vineyards in southwestern France since 2008, will be releasing wine in the United States beginning March 15 bearing the estate’s name, Miraval.

The first wine will be a 2012 vintage pink rosé, and it will feature the label “Bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin.”

Perrin refers to Marc Perrin, a French winegrower who was introduced to the famous couple by mutual friends. His family is well-respected in winemaking circles, and Perrin and the Jolie-Pitts are expected to release a line of organic white and red wines later this year.

In the meantime, the rosé will feature an elegantly shaped bottle with a round label. It is also due for review in an upcoming edition of Wine Spectator.

Perrin met the couple on their estate last summer to discuss expanding their production and distribution. Jolie and Pitt consulted on the new bottle and redesign.

Miraval is located in Provence, in a wine-growing valley at an altitude of 1,150 feet. The estate includes over 75 acres dedicated to the cultivation of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes operated in accordance with organic farming. The estate’s previous owner grew and released several prize-winning wines including Miraval’s predecessor rosé: Pink Floyd. The name was a tribute to the legendary rock band which recorded tracks for The Wall in studios located on the French estate grounds.

As for Pitt and Jolie’s involvement, Perrin told French business magazine Challenges, “We talked a lot and did the first harvest together. They are very demanding in seeking excellence in the quality and character of their wine.”

[From People]

There is some confusion as to whether this is just going to be a “re-branded” version of the Pink Floyd label, but I think it’s actually going to be a different wine, right? As for the Jolie-Pitts becoming a wine-making family… sure! Why not? I feel like it’s just kind of a fun thing for them to do in their spare time, it’s not like they’ve renounced Hollywood to soak in their grape harvest, you know? And I think it’s nice that they own a property which is actually a working estate that makes a product.

As for the state of the Jolie-Pitt union, Us Weekly had a weird story about what Brad gave Angelina for V-Day. Hint: it was NOT in his pants.

No flowers, diamonds or chocolates for Angelina Jolie this Valentine’s Day. In honor of the romantic Feb. 14 holiday, the actress’ fiance Brad Pitt gifted her with . . . breath mints. The World War Z actor, 49, didn’t bestow his love of nearly eight years with everyday Tic-Tacs or Altoids — instead giving the 37-year-old mother of his six kids with Eat Whatever, a breath-freshening product that includes one swallowable gel cap and a mint to suck on.

“It is sort of a joke — and not,” a source close to the superstar couple tells Us Weekly of the vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free product. “He always teases her that she has bad breath.”

Insists the source: “It’s a joke gift . . . he’ll also get her something more serious.”

He better. After all, Jolie has long lavished her man with treats a lot more impressive than breath-freshening products. Back in 2011, the Maleficent actress gave Pitt a diamond pendant worth six figures — and engraved with a microscopic love note. In December of that year, as a combo birthday and Christmas present, the Oscar winner spoiled her hunk with a California waterfall for Pitt (the couple plan to build a house above it).

For Valentine’s Day 2010, she surprised him with an $18,500 200-year-old tree on their Chateau Miraval compound in the south of France. Last spring, the In the Land of Blood and Honey director reportedly splurged on a $1.6 million helicopter — plus flying lessons — for her beau, already licensed as an airplane pilot.

Of the couple’s engagement and hush-hush wedding plans? The source predicts to Us Weekly they’ll get married “definitely this year.”

[From Us Weekly]

Is it just me or is Angelina a really good gift-giver? A waterfall, diamonds, helicopter flying lessons (and a helicopter), a really old tree… Angelina is the best. Brad better give her more than some f****** breath mints. Even if it is a “joke” or something he “teases” her about. How douchey!! Dear Brad: Diamonds. Roses. And a baby. Knock her up for V-Day!!!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. lisa2 says:

    Maybe the tabloids should read or listen to their interviews. Angie and Brad both said that she never gave him a waterfall. I could find the video, but why bother. And Brad said she didn’t give him a helicopter. These Tabloids don’t know much of anything. And beside Angie said in an interview that she and Brad don’t celebrate Valentine’s day. That there are too many other “days” that they do celebrate.

    The wine story is interesting. I saw a few of the none fans trying to claim they didn’t own the property and that Brad was selling it because he and Angie are broke.. Yeah well they have a very active imagination when it comes to this couple ONLY. I thing the Pink Floyd name was under the name of the original owner. So if they are going to make the brand their own then they should change the name. The other was associated with the old owner. I think.. but I could be wrong on this point. I’m not a drinker, but I loved the look of the bottle.

    Good for them for using the property the way it was intended and keeping it classy.

    There are new pics of Angie and Brad out yesterday, and Angie out the previous day with the kids. I’m sure there will be some theories on that too. :)

  2. Rhea says:

    LOL. Funny story but probably another lie from Us Weekly. This remind me with other story in celebitchy when she was asked about the report that she hated the president. Angelina said, “Reported by who? By Us Weekly? You gotta read better papers!” ;)

    Perhaps Us Weekly made up this story as a payback for that to Jolie.

    http://www.celebitchy.com/201944/brad_pitt_angelina_jolie_met_with_pres_obama_in_the_oval_office/

  3. LadyJane says:

    She is so pretty but she always looks cold, like, literally chilly. I bet she has COLD hands. I wish she WOULD have a baby, but in fairness, she is getting up there in age. Even with IVF, it might not be that easy. I know lots and lots and lots of women conceive in their late 30s, 40s and even 50s, but it does get more difficult.

  4. Annie says:

    Dude really is missing a sensitivity chip if he’s giving breath mints for V day.

  5. Amelia says:

    Haha! My coworker just peeked over my shoulder, and the wine is coming out on her birthday!
    Well that’s her prezzie sorted. Birthday plonk.
    Also, why is Brad always crying in these stories? You’d think these ‘journalists’ would come up with something more original by now.

  6. mel says:

    It’s probably Angie’s blood inside those bottles.

  7. French Reader says:

    Provence is in the southeast of the country, People, tss tss…

  8. c'est la vie says:

    Doesn’t Brad have his own line of furniture too?

    What’s next? Designer jewelry on qvc?

    At least it isn’t like a higher level of Goop products. I don’t see them coming out with a Jolie-Pitt cleanse anytime soon.

  9. cheesecake says:

    You know, when you go on a fast, or you diet or whatever, you get a tendency to have bad breath,(something about the intestines or whatever) so maybe there’s something too it?? I don’t know!! Do you guys think she has bad breath??

    It doesn’t gel for me though, Jolie-Pitt wine that is! It just sounds like a strange venture… Furniture, sure. Jewelery, sure! But I don’t see myself smugly opening up a bottle of Jolie-Pitt, and having people be impressed with my wine choice, them standing there gasping, “Woah!! Is that Jolie-Pitt??” and me replying, “Yes 2012 Jolie-Pitt, fabulous year!!”

  10. more lies says:

    The breath mint story is very hinky- sounds like a way to get that brand of mint PR. Until all these JP bad breath stories (lies), I’d never heard of this mint. I look forward to trying the wine.

    • agree says:

      Yes, Brad was papped recently (last week?) holding something hard to discern and the blurb said he was CARRYING THAT BRAND OF MINTS. It seemed odd, & I figured the pap and/or photo publisher had a deal with a candy company that was trying to get the Brad Pitt sales bump without paying Brad. And now, US Weekly is shouting the mint brand from rafters- hinky is right.

  11. Kim says:

    Both Angie and Colin say they never dated.Colin said he wanted to so NE is BS.A rehashed Blind item.UsWeekly story is probably BS too since they didn’t know about Brad Angie and the twins Valentine Day at the museum pics at popsugar.Tabloids are clueless .Their wine is different from Pink Floyd.Pink Floyd brand is still being produced.

    • Yum says:

      I want to buy the wine, too! The first place I saw the story was a UK wine journal & they had lots of details- how Brad, Angie & the Perrins were at the new wine’s blendings, installing new steel vats, etc. SO, the Pink Floyd is a DIFFERENT, existing wine that was being made at Miraval for years, pre-dating the Jolie-Pitt ownership. From what I read, it is very popular, but I’m not sure if it will continue to be made. The wine in this story is the first new wine Brad & Angie are bottling with the Perrins. I think the confusion here arises from translation issues and/or poor journalism.

    • Yum says:

      Sorry, Kim- I was trying to reply to cheesecake! I’m glad to know that the Pink Floyd will still be produced. My friend (in NY) had some last year- she said it is really great and not very pricey!! I looked for it by us and couldn’t find it- I hope we can get this new stuff here (or online?).

    • epiphany says:

      I don’t think it’s ever been out there that Colin and Angie DATED – they weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend, but it’s pretty common knowledge they were lovers, and had a very steamy affair on the set of “Alexander.” Whether there was any love involved is debatable, but there was certainly alot of fire.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Epiphany, who wrote: “I don’t think it’s ever been out there that Colin and Angie DATED – they weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend, but it’s pretty common knowledge they were lovers, and had a very steamy affair on the set of “Alexander.” Whether there was any love involved is debatable, but there was certainly alot of fire.”

        It’s “pretty common knowledge” to whom? Perez Hilton? That’s who ‘Gossip Cop’ says just ‘made up’ this rumor nearly a decade after the fact. See the post here:

        http://www.gossipcop.com/angelina-jolie-sex-colin-farrell-hookups-alexander-brad-pitt/

        Wow. Angelina was a busy woman in 2003, wasn’t she? She ended her marriage to Billy Bob Thornton, was a fairly new Mom to toddler Maddox (who was ‘always’ on set with her, by the way), allegedly conducted a torrent affair (according to Perez Hilton) on the set of “Alexander,” and allegedly began her campaign for Brad Pitt (according to Ian Halperin’s book) by sabotaging his wife’s–Jennifer Aniston’s–reputation by starting the rumor that Jen didn’t want kids.

        Amazing, isn’t it? (sarcastic rise of eyebrow)

    • Kim says:

      They both denied ever being lovers.That was a rumor.

  12. anneesezz says:

    Having their own wine would be so pretentious. They need to stick to acting. Brad’s furniture was so ugly. Was he donating all the proceeds of the furniture line to charity as well? Just curious.

    • lisa2 says:

      Exactly why does he or she have to donate the profit to charity. Seriously do you expect that from every celebrity. Why is it a crime to make money. And just because you give to charity are they not allowed to enjoy money they earn. You don’t have to buy the wine. but I don’t understand why that comment is made toward them and no one else. there are so many other celebrities with endorsements and so on. YET never the comment about them giving their money away.

      Seriously this is really strange. Mainly because people only expect it if them.

    • ColdRock says:

      Its no more pretentious than selling haircare products or bottled water or per-fume. ALL actors should stick to acting and not shilling per-FUMES and plastic pollution. Wine is more environmentally responsible. Then again, some actresses aren’t even good at acting so have to resort to pimping out pollutants…..

      • ??? says:

        Celebrities nowadays just can’t stick to doing what they do best — entertaining — and fade from the spotlight gracefully when it’s time.

        They simply must infiltrate every possible area of the consumer market in order to expand their damn brands.

        It grates. And it’s still pretentious. No matter how environmentally responsible the effort is.

    • Hipocricy says:

      I am pretty sure, in those times of crisis that people who will work at making the wine will be happy to have a (seasonal’ job….i mean creating jobs, even if it’s one single job is an enough good reason for them to create that wine and no pretentious related reason real or fabricated will trump that !

  13. Miss Kiki says:

    I’m guessing the wine will taste like JenAn’s tears.

  14. Dingo says:

    I am so tired of actors can not just stay in their own industry. Why do they think they all of a sudden are jewelery designers, fashion designers, children’s authors, etc. Is it so that children can have posters and dolls of Justin and adults can get Goops favorite sweater and Jolie Pitt wine?

  15. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think it’s a cool idea. But I generally agree that some “stars” need to stay within the acting genre. Julie Andrews has a new book coming out…how do you feel about that? I’m a bit mixed, because Queen Julie can basically do no wrong, but it seems a bit much to me.

  16. GrandPoobah says:

    *EPIC eyeroll* Could they BE more pretentious?

  17. Snowpea says:

    These two are as dull as dishwater.

    Thank god.

    Between the hillbillies that are the Cibrian/Rimes and the crazy that is Cruise, I appreciate their class and low-key-ness.

  18. Loira says:

    Maintaining a property is expensive. It is wise that they make it self- sustained. What is wrong with that? It is logical that they produce something, that there is no waste, they create jobs while doing this.
    Better than just have big gardens that have to be watered.
    Even the richest of the rich many times create something out of their farms, like Prince Charles (he should stick to being a prince!), and others, who have big properties and make them self sustained, producing ecological goods. The money produced is not large, anyway.