Thursday, January 27, 2022

Mary J. Blige: Singer Announces Launch of Limited-Edition Wine Collection

MARY J. BLIGE

*Mary J. Blige has announced the launch of her first Sun Goddess Wines collection.

The limited-edition label is in collaboration with the Fantinel Winery, and features two new wines: an Italian Pinot Grigio Ramato (rosé) and Sauvignon Blanc, per PEOPLE.

“After walking through the vineyards and tasting with the Fantinel family, I felt extremely connected to the place, and more importantly, the people,” Blige said in a press release.

She said: “In that moment, I felt the same magical energy I have long tried to capture from the sun and knew this was an incredible opportunity to partner with someone who shared that passion, and together we could try to create something that evoked that feeling.”

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Starting June 29, you can preorder the two Sun Goddess Wines for $19.99 each, and they’ll begin shipping out on July 5. The wine is also now available in stores in New Jersey and New York and will be made available worldwide in August.

And people.com wrote, “The pink-hued rosé is full-bodied with notes of peach, melon, and blackberry with a crisp finish, while the Sauvignon Blanc is smooth and strongly aromatic.”

Adding, “She chose the name Sun Goddess while reminiscing about childhood memories of her mother and her love of the warm energy that radiates from the sun.”

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Blige is the latest celebrity to enter the wine business. 

Jay-Z, Sting, Francis Ford Coppola, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga and most recently rapper Post Malone have all branched out into the industry. 

According to reports, some 15,000 bottles of 2019 rosé and 5,000 bottles of 2019 sauvignon blanc will be produce for Blige’s partnership with Fantinel Winery. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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