Sting Gets Into The Wine Business
Rock star Sting is the latest celebrity to get into the wine business. The British singer purchased a 16th-century villa, called Il Palagio, in Figline Valdarno, Italy back in 1997. He has turned the 860 acres of land into an organic farm producing honey, olive oil and fruit and vegetables. There are also extensive vineyards on the property. His first wine will be a 2007 vintage which is mostly Sangiovese with Merlot and Cabernet added. According to an AP story, 30,000 bottles of wine which were produced on the property will go on sale in September and will be sold in the U.S. A 2008 Chianti may also go on sale if it is ready by this fall.
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