Golfer Fred Couples and winemaker Mitch Cosentino have gotten into the wine business together, creating Couples & Co, a wine brand from pureCru Napa Valley. Wine Business.com reports that Couples first got into wine when he was in his 20s and started talking about a partnership with Cosentino in 2008. The first two offerings are a Super Tuscan style sangiovese and a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon blend. The Couples & Co 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon sells for $60 and the Couples & Co 2006 California Sanglovese is $32. Both wines have won several awards at wine competitions. The company will release its first Chardonnay later this month.
Golfer wine is a crowded category some of the golfers with wine labels that we have covered are:
Singer Chris DeBurgh, most famous for his song "Lady in Red," is also a wine collector who is ready to sell off some of his best vintages. He recently sat down with Decanter to confess that the reason he is gong to sell is not because he needs the cash but because he can't bear to drink some of the most expensive bottles. He has been collecting for years and has picked up many prized bottles including a case of Lafite 1945 and Latour 61, Mouton 82, Cheval Blanc 78, Margaux and La Mission Haut Brion 61. He also has a complete collection of Mouton vintages from 1945 that he updates with the latest vintage each year. The singer says that he will use the proceeds from the sale to add more wine to his collection, hopefully ones he can pop the cork on without as much angst. Chris de Burgh's latest album Moonfleet & Other Stories is being released next week.