Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s Miraval rosé wine was named ‘the best rosé in the world’

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Earlier this year, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announced a seemingly small side project (and I suspect it was more Brad than Angelina): a special Chateau Miraval wine described as a “2012 vintage pink rosé”. The wine was labeled “Bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin.” The wine went up for sale and it sold out in FIVE HOURS. Because Brangeloonies are a force to be reckoned with. For what it’s worth, all of the fancy wine critics said that rosé was really good. And it seems like the critics were right: the Miraval wine just won a huge international wine award!

Watch out wine world! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie just added another award to their growing mantel filled with Oscars, Golden Globes and SAG Awards — only this time, the honor is for wine.

The dynamic duo’s Chateau Miraval Rosé 2012 was ranked number 84 among Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the Year, making it the “best Rosé in the world,” according to a new press release. Back in March when the wine was first released, all 6,000 bottles sold out within five hours.

Although Jolie, 38, and fiance Pitt, 49, may have helped boost sales with their celebrity, wine experts seem to agree that the Hollywood super-couple can toast to their good taste. Wine Spectator Managing Editor Kim Marcus called the rosé “Refined and elegant, offering pure and concentrated flavors of dried red berry, tangerine and melon. The focused finish features flint and spice notes, with a hint of cream.”

In 2012, the Jolie-Pitts partnered with the Perrin family, a fifth-generation winemaking brood located in France’s Provence region, to develop their own rosé wine under the Jolie-Pitt & Perrin brand. The wine was created in Château Miraval, the couple’s 35-bedroom estate with adjoining 1,200-acre vineyard, which they purchased in 2012 for $60 million. The couple had vacationed at the stunning spot since 2008 with their six children, and Pitt proposed to his longtime love on the property in early 2012.

Perrin general manager Marc Perrin, who has worked closely with the couple to produce the wine, told Unfiltered Magazine in February, “[Brad and Angelina] are involved. He is very interested in wine — he knows his wine very well… it is fantastic.”

This week has been a big one for the Jolie-Pitt clan. The couple and their 13-year-old son Maddox attended the 4th Annual Governors Ball in Hollywood on Saturday, Nov. 16. A tearful, radiant Jolie, who was honored at the event with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work as a UN Special Envoy, said before a room packed of philanthropic-minded celebrities, “I will do the best I can with this life, to be of use.”

[From Us Weekly]

I wonder what Angelina did for the wine? I mean, was she there, tasting samples? Perhaps. But I do think this is probably more of a side project for Brad, and good for him. It’s a cool little side project, especially given that they own that huge vineyard and they might as well make some wine. I wouldn’t mind a glass of the rosé.

So, how much do you love that everything is coming up Brangeloonie these days? Angelina picks up an Oscar for her humanitarian work, Brad’s on track to pick up his first Oscar for producing 12 Years a Slave, and now the international wine-loving community is all, “Damn, they make a good wine too.”

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  1. The Original G says:

    Well, good for them! They’ve really had their ups and downs this year.

  2. kaligula says:

    Dayum…could their cache get any more amped up? Only Oprah could compete with them for international high-end brand-name appeal. Kudos. Some people make value, some people are value. #starcrossed

    • Gossy says:

      But part of their problem is that to maintain their “high value” they cannot use it for all it’s worth. Like Jennifer Aniston and George Clooney do a crapload of commercials and can rake in 10 million a year on world wide commercials/ads/whatever, but Jolie & Pitt cannot do that. If they did, it would damage their value. They can only do small, high end advertisements, like Jolie doing St. John & Shiseido & Louis Vuitton.

      Angelina probably can get more people to buy something than Jennifer, but Jennifer can consistently rake in the dough while Angelina can only do it every 2-3 years.

      • mj says:

        Uh, they do. At least international stuff. They’re just not doing cheesy American endorsements. For the most part.

      • kaligula says:

        I agree. They’ve achieved such hotness through a combination of luck/being innately blessed, and exquisitely careful decision-making (aka, actual integrity, I think). But anyway don’t you think her paycheck is bigger when she does agree to an endorsement? More money for much less work in the end, it seems to me. And I don’t think she even cares that much. She’s kind of on another plane. So interesting.

      • Josephina says:

        Angelina’s center of influence and affluence is in another stratosphere.

        She has no competition at this point. There is no other actress like her.

        Her level of beauty, accomplishments and influence is rare for a woman only aged 38.

        She has a great support system (Brad, family and others) and she clearly lives a life full of passion.

        Indeed, her mother would be proud of her.

      • ador84 says:

        I’ve had the wine at a friend’s and it was really, really fabulous. I couldn’t believe it was so cheap- I’ve had wines far pricier and not nearly as good. Of course when I tried to go buy some, it was sold out! Re: Ads. Interesting thought, but there is no way either Aniston or Clooney make that much per year with endorsements, especially Aniston ( no youth or international appeal). Since her tv show, she works alot, but for very cheap. I agree that both Clooney & Aniston they won’t impact their image much whatever they do, especially since they have high priced PR to constantly clean up any negative buzz. Brad & Angelina are pretty picky with everything they do, especially since having kids- they look for BIG pay day, few hours. Brad’s few hours of “work” for Chanel netted him $7-10 M and he got to work with artists he likes. With paydays like that, you only need to work every couple of years. Since they have no PR, Brad & Angie clearly care a lot less about “image” than others who spend MILLIONS a year on PR- they’ve shown over & over it’s about time and quality when they select a project.

      • Maya says:

        I would rather get £5 – 10M per commercial (Angelina and Brad) and work once a year than get less than that and work several times a year (George Clooney).

        Jennifer cannot be compared anymore as she is co-owner of Living Proof and she doesn’t get paid anymore but only a share of the profit (which is much better than the pay). She also gets a share of the Aveeno deal as well – that is smart business because Jennifer knows she is fading away in Hollywood and her looks are not going to be there forever.

        PS: As far as I can remember Angelina donated to whole LW amount (£10M) to Cambodian charities. I would rather buy whatever Angelina sells than the rest of celeb endorsements as she is a generous woman who tries to make the world a better place.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I’m actually very surprised that Angelina’s never done ad campaigns for higher end designers–like Dior, McQueen (before Sarah Burton took over), etc. I had never heard of Shiseido or St. John’s until I read on this site that she had done commercials and stuff like that for them. I would love to see her in Dior–she’d be a lot better than JLaw. Angelina has that haughty, sophisticated look going for her. And heck, if I had the money (and could fit in their clothes ;) ), I’d go out and buy everything I saw her in.

      • lower-case deb says:

        @Virgilia, Jolie’s St. John ads are marvelously shot, I think. they circulate widely in my part of the world (Asia), mostly in A-class magazines and publications. my sister’s lady-boss still swears by St. John.

      • Kay says:

        @LCB,you’re an Asian?thats so cool.I absolutely LOVE Asia,if i were to leave Africa for anyother place it will be Asia,used to be America but not anymore.Asians are so nice and i have never seen an ugly Asian,also Asia’s a beautiful place with a beautiful culture.But i think what amazes me the most is that all of you have got the same face,not exactly the same but very similar,you’re really lucky.

        In reply to your comment;Jolie’s a big deal over here too.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Ummm…..did you just say all Asians have the same face?

        I strongly disagree with this perception.

        …anyway, where can I get this wine?

      • Kay says:

        @TOK,what i meant was that they’re very similar,thats if i see an Asian anywhere i’ll know he/she is an Asian,sorry I can’t explain clearly what i mean.

      • V4Real says:

        I would also like to try the wine as I am a wino or whino as some people say. I could go for a good Rosé.

        Um… yeah that Asian thing, that’s almost like the running joke of all Black people look alike. However I get what Kay is saying and realize she didn’t mean anything negative about it. Chris Tucker made the joke in Rush Hour 2 when he mistankely hits Jackie Chan’s character he say’s ” I’m sorry man, all yall look alike.

        But I will disagree with Kay on one thing; there is unattractivieness in every race.
        This girl got screamned at by a guy because she refused his advances. He said oh you want go out with me because I’m Indian right (from India). The girl goes no, of course that’s not the reason, ugliness has no race.

      • V4Real says:

        From now on, no more responses from my android phone or I will make sure I just proof read. I meant screamed at her and won’t go out. Damn, damn, damn.

      • Janet says:

        @Virgilia: Google Angelina Jolie St. Johns Knits on Images and you can see all the ads. This is one of them:
        http://data1.whicdn.com/images/5441692/Angelina-Jolie-Looks-Stunning-in-New-St.-John-Ads_original.jpg

      • lenje says:

        @Kay and probably others: Asians don’t look alike, but I get where you’re coming from. Most non-Asians often stereotype “Asian look” with the oriental look (narrow/squinty eyes, small bones, yellow skin), and forget that countries in the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, etc.) and the Middle East ARE also part of Asia. The Southeast Asian people look different to those in the Northeast part. And I have not even mentioned Turkey, which is partly Asia.

        Sorry for the rant :D

      • Katherine says:

        Brad has made a small fortune doing clever commercials for a huge international cell phone company. Waaay bigger than cosmetics or hair products.

      • Kay says:

        @Lenje,thanks i didn’t know that.Sorry guys,i didn’t know my comment was offensive if i did i would never have said it.

      • lenje says:

        @Kay: no worries! I didn’t mean to sound defensive either. Stereotypes live everywhere and are cast to all race and ethnic groups! :) It’s very human and I guess it’s part of our efforts (initially) to understand our surrounding and how to respond to it :)

  3. Nanz says:

    The bottles are beautiful. I wonder how much it costs? I don’t drink, but I imagine a single bottle would be worth more than my life.

  4. MrsBPitt says:

    I would loooooooooove to try it!!!!!!

  5. Erinn says:

    Love the bottles and the labels. I’ve always wanted to design wine labels.

  6. jessiebes says:

    Wow, now that is amazing! Congratulations.

  7. Toot says:

    I’m happy for them for their continued success. Hope Brad does get the Oscar for Best Picture.

  8. drea says:

    I agree that this sounds more like a Brad project (goes well with the furniture designing and art collecting), but I’m sure Angelina was on hand to taste and comment. Good for them. I would’ve loved to have bought a bottle of the first run, but I didn’t expect it to sell out so quickly. I hope they plan to produce more.

  9. seriously says:

    It’s really excellent wine, especially for just $22-25 per bottle. We got some online this summer (wine.com) and tried to get more, but they ran out…my sister managed to get some after that at the same site, though. A friend bought a bottle in a liquor store in North Jersey in September and loved it, too as did her husband. Of course, when they went back for more, it was sold out. I think it was in a bunch of CA retailers as well and some restaurants.

  10. doofus says:

    beautiful bottles, for sure.

    so often, a celeb puts their name on something and it SUCKS…they count on their name alone to sell the product, so good on them for caring enough about it to put out a quality product.

    however, I’m not much of a wine drinker…call me they start to produce a nice bourbon.

  11. Gossy says:

    According to the DM, it’s the first rose EVER to appear on the list so very impressive. But then again, Pink Floyd which was initially made at Chateau Miraval was highly praised.

  12. lower-case deb says:

    i think, Brad is good at choosing the people he wants to work and taking their advice when needed. no doubt the Perrins are knowledgeable in both the type of grapes and the local conditions. good for Brad and AJ to not try to plant “foreigners” or try to run their estate in a completely new way (sometimes, i see how new owners get cocky and thinks they can do better).

    Brad’s side projects can be eyebrow raising at times (the furniture thing?), debate inducing other times (NOLA housing project) but this time it seems to pay off with most experts in the field agreeing on the quality.

    i also like that they keep the label design subtle.

  13. yeahright says:

    Hahahaha. I seriously doubt that. What a laugh. I guarantee you the wine my 92 year old grandmother made with her feet tastes better.

    • bns says:

      Yeah, when I saw that I was thinking, “I wonder who they paid off to say that?”

      *This comment is all in good fun Brangelina fans.

      • blue marie says:

        ha, you guys are funny but you’re about to catch the crazy, (even with your *)

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Blue Marie, who wrote: “ha, you guys are funny but you’re about to catch the crazy, (even with your *)”

        Not at all, I assure you. :) If you guys choose to razz and carp about ‘real’ Jolie-Pitt news with documented facts and ‘well-earned’ accolades, go ahead … it’s your world.

        Showing your true colors and intent in such a manner will say more than a hundred posts from me or anyone else who admires the Jolie-Pitts.

        Have a great day! :)

      • Josephina says:

        Good word, Emma- the JP Lover!

      • blue marie says:

        See, you prove the point though by stopping to comment, you could have kept scrolling. They were making a joke that I laughed at but obviously since it’s the Jolie-Pitt’s then it’s not allowed? Please, we make fun of and laugh at ALL the celebrities. You guys need a sense of humor where there concerned.

        And if you go back and read all my posts concerning them you’ll find that I generally like them. What I don’t like is the fact that you guys feel the need to censor what you perceive a negative comment about them, let it go.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “And if you go back and read all my posts concerning them you’ll find that I generally like them. What I don’t like is the fact that you guys feel the need to censor what you perceive a negative comment about them, let it go.”

        +1,000,000 for Blue Marie.

        -1,000,000 for the gossip blog tyrants.

      • Xantha says:

        I’m sorry TOK but using the word terrorist to describe what’s going on here seems a bit much no? I mean, no one’s being censored. People just don’t agree with each other.

      • TheORiginalKitten says:

        TYRANT. I used the word TYRANT, meaning a usurper of sovereignty and I think it’s appropriate to use towards people who feel a need to respond to every post that they perceive to be “offensive” towards their celeb of choice.

        …and where is the “disagreement” exactly?

        It was a JOKE, people.

      • Lucky Charm says:

        @ Blue Marie – I prefer to just take it at face value as a light-hearted joke. Because we ALL know the truth is no one was paid off, the wine truly earned this based on its merits. Now having said that, who can “I” pay off to get me a bottle or two, lol! :)

      • Xantha says:

        Um unless my eyes were playing tricks on me, I saw the word “terrorists”. And I still don’t see how anyone was being a tyrant. No one’s posts have been deleted just because they made a dissenting point or a joke.

      • bluhare says:

        Xantha, your eyes are deceiving you.

      • V4Real says:

        Awww come on that was a funny joke and probably has some truth to it. Since when did Angie and Brad become Joseph and Mary.

        These people accusing us of hating on Jolie are obviously new to C/B. On many post about Angie I have said she used to be my girl crush until JLaw came along. Just because a celeb has many accolades and donates to charity does not make them untouchable. Jolie isn’t any different. If you’re such a big fan of Jolie instead of reading gossip sites and taking jabs at the commenters who take cracks at her you should follow in her footsteps. Step away from the PC and go volunteer for a few charities and donate some money to good causes. If Jolie inspires you to want to do better, go out and prove it and leave us alone.

    • Maya says:

      Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better – no one is going to care one away or another.

  14. Maya says:

    Hardcore wine critics are the ones who called it good and subtle and they are also the ones to vote it the best in the world. Some people believe the critics, some believe their own taste buds, some believe their family and friends and some believe in Brad, Angelina and the Perrin family.

    Either way this wine was sold out within hours and it will continue to be a success in coming years as well. As far as I remember they have a red wine coming out soon as well.

    I am so glad to see all the good news coming from Brad and Angelina – now if they will just confirm if the wedding has happened or when it will happen. We are all waiting for the wedding of the century to happen – I really cannot wait to see what Angelina is going to wear and how she is going to do her hair.

  15. lisa2 says:

    I think Brad has an extensive wine collection. He said he doesn’t know everything about it but is learning from the Perrin family has has been involved for too many years to name. I like that he gave them all the credit. They all seem to be good friends now. so that is great for all involved..

    I’m glad for any success they have. And they didn’t have to do any commercials or go on twitter or instagram or any social media to advertise the product. Word of mouth has driven the sales. and the sales are HUGE.. I bet this holiday season they well be selling out all over again.

    they also had a white released and that went for a boat load of money at a charity auction.

    so that is how you do it..

  16. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Wow! When I read the headline, I was a little worried that it was just some idiot saying that to let the world know that he/she’s a Brangeloonie–but wine critics don’t play. Well I’m glad that they don’t just slap their names on a product—haven’t they had that estate since 2007/8ish? Right before they had their twins, right? And it’s good that they do listen—I’m guessing that Perrin did a lot of the work–unless one of them is a wine connoisseur. But I bet he knew what he was doing in a French vinyard, versus an American one.

    Congrats to them!

  17. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    And it is the fan in me–but I can’t wait for next year’s Oscars and the Golden Globes. I will be VERY upset if 12 Years A Slave isn’t nominated for almost everything.

    • Kim1 says:

      @VC I’m sure it will receive multiple noms I’m worried it won’t win the major awards.I hope Im wrong.BTW Spike Lee tweeted Best Director Steve Mcqueen of the Best Film Twelve Years of Slave.I’m glad he saw the film since he refused to see DJango.John Singleton and Malcolm Lee (Best Man Holiday ) also loved the film

    • Maya says:

      I WANT them to swipe the awards – from best actor, director, supporting actor & actress, script, costume, picture and music.

      I know I am wishing for a lot but come on the movie is worth all of the awards.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I LOVE that Brad produced this movie. Not just because I’m a fan of his work, but because he has a black daughter (I know she’s not descended from any slaves, but still). Just from my own personal experience with mixed race families (my own), I get the feeling that producing this film educated him about race in this country–don’t know if I articulated what I’m trying to say very well…

        Like with my own dad–he’s white. And he grew up in a very ignorant area–where I live today. I’m not saying that everyone’s racist where I am (a fair few), but there is just a lot of ignorance. My dad didn’t really see race, didn’t really get the struggle that a lot of black people/minorities go through on a daily basis, until he moved us back here (where he grew up), and had to face it–directed at his family. The very first night that my mom went out with my grandma to his hunting camp to meet friends (it was in the middle of the night), someone said to the other person (they were around a campfire)–”I see a black person.”

        And slavery isn’t really expounded upon, in school. We are taught the basics–but nothing about their treatment really. Like with those metal masks that was shown in Django Unchained–I hadn’t ever heard of that, until that movie came out. And ironically enough, the only history teacher in my school that really gets into the nitty gritty (like showing pictures of lynchings during the Civil War) stuff about race, is white–but half his family is black.

        So I like that Brad seems to be educating himself and his family about race. I know how a lot of people (especially where I am) like to ignore it.

      • Maya says:

        @VG: You are written it in a way everyone can understand you feelings.

        I think the new generations (after WW2) arent taught anything about our past. In school I learned about the recent wars like WW2, Vietnam war, Irak, Balkan and the Cold war only. We were never taught anything about what happened before that – maybe a little about WW1 but otherwise we were taught about Ancient wars instead.

        The period between Ancient times and until WW1 are most forgotten one. I don’t understand why because it is during that time the human race evolved and horrible things happened. Many people don’t know the horrors British people did during Commonwealth – from Africa to India to Australia – the horrors the natives went through in inexplicable and too gruesome to be told. Same with slavery in USA – many people choose to ignore what really happen and instead are happy that slavery was abolished.

        I am personally just glad that people like Brad is making sure that the truth is being told and not sugar coated for people who cannot handle it. Life is not easy and it never has been – we have to look through history to make sure we don’t make the same mistakes our ancestors did.

        PS: I think you are right about Zahara being the one who influenced Brad’s views on blacks etc. I think he wanted to make a movie like 12 years a slave so that when Z grows up – she will be proud of Brad.

      • Janet says:

        I think Brad chose one of the very few positive white roles in the movie because of his daughter. I very much doubt he would have wanted her to see him in Fassbender’s role.

        Steven Spielberg said he made “Amistad” because of his black son.

  18. Kay says:

    This is good news,looks like the brange fans aren’t just empty vessels that make the loudest noises,they actually do what they preach,sold out in 5 hours!!wow.Congrats on being the #1 rose wine!!

  19. The Original Mia says:

    We need a Celebitchy wine tasting.

    That’s great for them.

  20. Cecilia says:

    It’s nice to see a Rose’ has finally made a mark in the wine world. Wine experts have always denied that Rose’ was a true wine & turned their noses up at it.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Why? I don’t know much about wine–well practically nothing–but is it because it’s easy to make? I think that when I’m finally legal to drink, I’ll be a wine person. Because I’m the type of person that likes my drinks to be sweet and fruity–like my mom drinks Crown Seven and Coke–God that’s nasty. I don’t know how she does it.

    • Maya says:

      Heck I cannot believe I am going to agree with Cecilia but she is right – rose was considered a woman’s drink (kind of for weak people) until a few years ago.

      Men would always ask me why I drank rose and not something stronger and it always made me angry. Now everyone is starting to drink it and I get to say my say to those same men:)

      • The Original G says:

        Wine isn’t something that selected by gender. It’s selected to complement food. Real rosés go generally with seafood, other white meat dishes or deserts that are complemented by the delicacy.

        Cougar juice blush wines are a different thing all together.

  21. Holly says:

    I actually think the bottle is really cool and if the description is right and it tastes like peaches, I would probably really like it. One of my favorite drinks is Lindemann’s Peche.

  22. Lady D says:

    Brad looks a lot hotter with his long hair.
    I want to see 12YAS but I can’t. I have never been able to watch whippings. First the memories, then the flashbacks start, which make my life a living hell. I can’t even watch Jerry Springer because of the fighting. I leave if my friends start arguing with each other. Violence, even verbal makes me panic and I have to run. I used to put my shoes on if I was arguing with my SO. He asked me why one day, and I didn’t even realize I was doing it. Subconsciously I was getting ready to run. Watching this movie is a really bad idea.
    Seriously, Brad looks way hotter with long hair. (when it’s clean)

  23. Kate says:

    This is totally and completely a result of a good, experienced wine maker (Perrin) who had to condescend to give Brad Pitt a bit of credit in order to benefit from the publicity, but now we’ll all be treated to hilariously pretentious and delusional Brad Pitt interviews about how not only is he a genius filmmaker and architect/furniture designer, he also now knows EVERYTHING there is to know about grapes. I can’t wait. The guy’s clearly as intelligent as drift wood, so his delusions of grandeur always make for a delicious read. In any case, to give credit where credit is due, congratulations to Perrin.

    • Kim1 says:

      Brad has stated he partnered with Marc Perrin because of the Perrin family expertise and experience with winemaking.The label on the, wine clearly states bottled by Jolie-Pitt AND Perrin.Brad always mentions and praises his partners / mentors whether its Frank Palermo (furniture) or Will McDonough(MIR).Because the Media is celebrity driven THEY failed to mention Perrin Family but Wine Spectator does.

    • Josephina says:

      How many awards did Perrin win before this announcement?

      Collaborations of any kind can bring out a winning recipe. Nothing is guaranteed in life, but this is a definite WIN-WIN for both Perin and the Jolie-Pitt clan. They make a great team, as you can undoubtedly by the results.

      Let’s talk about legacy and heritage in its making!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This busniess canbe passed down to the Jolie-Pitt family. Nice!!

    • Maya says:

      I seriously don’t get why people attack Brad on his intelligence. Is it because he is blond or something?

      From were I can see – he almost graduated at a very good and prestigious university. He was smart enough to use his looks to get into Hollywood but then managed to get to the top with his acting talent (millions of handsome men enter Hollywood but not everyone gets to stay for long). He has gone into partnerships with furniture designers and now also wine makers, he has designed houses for his Make it Right charity, he has had conversations with presidents all over the world, his production company is growing from strength to strength, he is one of the most powerful man in Hollywood (everyone name drops him), he is trying to learn something new every day.

      I would rather listen to Brad over the condescending people like James Franco, Justin Theroux, Jay Z, Oprah, Jeremy Paxman, Gwyneth Palthrow etc. At least I have never seen Brad ever judge anyone or even give anyone advise about anything. He only always talks about himself, his family, his personal growth and interests.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I by no means, think that Brad is so smart that he should be winning Nobel Prizes and the like (unlike that douche Franco). I think he is a fairly intelligent, smart guy–who has problems articulating what he means, and as a result sounds dumb. My uncle is the exact same way. My uncle is very smart–he was in the Air Force (everyone in his office used to get huge grins on their face whenever he came in, because he was the only competent higher up there), and now he works on airplanes–programming them/flying them too. But if you talked to him, you would honestly think that he is the dumbest person in the world. He sounds like he can barely speak English. And not in a “I’m from a different country, English is my second language”–he sounds like he’s a hick who didn’t make it past third grade.

        That’s how I think Brad is–and I always enjoy his interviews. Like when he did “Moneyball”, he didn’t just talk about what an honor it was to play someone who changed the game–he made it about our value system–how just because people didn’t fit a certain mold in the games, then they weren’t considered to be of value to the field.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I think he’s intelligent, just not articulate.

        I know plenty of intellectuals who aren’t particularly well-spoken.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Kitten, I wish I wasn’t so wordy–that’s exactly what I meant.
        I’m the same way–I sound a lot smarter on paper, because I have time to gather my thoughts.

      • Hypocrisy says:

        Most of those who think he isn’t intelligent are fans of a notorious bimbo whose claim of challenging herself in a movie includes not wearing mascara for once when she is not criying after finding her first grey air.

        So they wouldn’t spot ‘intelligence’ anyway…i mean who is intelligent enough to worship and babysit a 40+ year old CHILD woman with nothing but a massive mass of air between the two ears who got with Mayer twice in a row because of his way to “think thoughts” as she is quoted ?

        I rest my case…..

    • Kim1 says:

      @Kate Congrats on being a psychic who knows what Brad will say in future interviews.You sound as intelligent as driftwood.LMAO.Everyone who has worked with Brad talks about how humble he is ,always praising or crediting others including Steve
      Mcqueen but of course you know better.

    • The Original G says:

      For a guy who’s dumb as driftwood he sure has managed to make a lot of alliances with smart and successful leaders across multiple disciplines.

  24. Reece says:

    I’m not much of a wine drinker but I like the bottles!

  25. Sal says:

    I’m strictly a white wine drinker, but even I would try this, as long as its not over-powering like most red wines.

  26. ANDREA1 says:

    Am late on the board today. Wow am So happy for the jolie pitts they have been through a lot lately So I am glad to see them smiling in the end..

  27. Madriani's Girl says:

    Oh PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These two don’t deserve credit for making a great wine any more than a celebrity should get an award for slapping their name on a perfume! They may own the vineyard but they have NOTHING to do with how the grapes are grown, harvested or anything else in the process. Give the people who do all the work the credit, for hell’s sake!

  28. ANDREA1 says:

    So far So good its been a great year for the Jolie Pitts!

  29. SuSu says:

    the owner of the vineyard gives the place and the money, and in this case the PR. The “unglamorous” work is done by others with experience. And so it should be, it´s a collaborative project.

    The bottles looks very good! I´m sure Brad had a say in it. It´s the sort of project he does with passion.

  30. Rux says:

    My husband does cyber security and parameters or whatever…I am just happy I have a 24 HR IT guy on staff that I do not have to pay…anyway, he went/dealt with some small part of this whole wine launch among other things and he got a bottle. We still have it, waiting for our first to be born and then we are going to pop the bottle; will let you know.

  31. floretta50 says:

    Brad and Angie have added another knot to their long string of accomplishments. Even the bottle seem very expensive. I think Jennifer Aniston also have a vineyard so we will see, maybe her wine might turn out to be even better, Aniston is quite a business woman.

    • CHRISTIAN GIRL says:

      I think Jen had her vineyard dug up and had it replaced with a pool and jacuzzi instead. Or at least that’s what was reported during her renovations and by looking at pics it seems so. Once again, no competition. Angie and Brad do their own thing and rightfully so, while being quite successful. So there’s that.

      Their wine is fantastic (got 2 cases) and ALL organic. NO Herbicides, Pesticides or Chemicals. That’s how you do it. There were many trips of Brad going back and forth and meeting with Perrin who states Brad AND Angie were a part of every part of the production including harvesting and bottle design. They work together and split evenly with Perrin. What’s so hard to believe? This was the first lot so of course they would be involved. Just so happens that what the fruit produced was great with attention to details. No suprise there. They had many renovations going on so it would seem they were serious about their product and it paid off. Bring on the 2 Whites and 2 Reds. I’m in. They made great gifts.

  32. Anna Scott says:

    Tom Bove, an American, bought the Miraval in 1993. For years the winery has been making very good rose called “Pink Floyd”. Just recently Jolie and Pitt changed the name but the wine is still being made by Perrin family. Nothing new here. It’s PR

  33. Kay says:

    I think these two were made for each other,they bring out the best in each other and that is a good thing for patners.I wish them all the best.

  34. Mabs says:

    I’m still not buying it. I think it’s simply public relations. Let me put it this way, there’s not a sommelier anywhere who would recommend it or add it to their lists.

    • Kim1 says:

      I guess there are only a few sommeliers since you had a chance to survey All of them in the last 24 hrs.

      • Mabs says:

        Yeah, I made a ubiquitous statement. Here’s another one: I’m the only one in the world who sometimes makes sweeping generalizations. We are on the same site aren’t we? lmao Go watch some more juicy Kanye/Kim action, but remember…no generalizations and NO assumptions. Mmkay?

        Can I help it if I don’t like my wines pink? Rosés aren’t my thing, but since you’re obviously vested in this maybe you should try and educate me?

  35. Sparkly says:

    I had some! I’m not a huge rose fan, and I’m fairly ignorant about wines, tbh, but I enjoyed it. I got it at wallywine.com – looks like they still have some.