While other 1980s rock gods have gone down in a blaze of glory, Jon Bon Jovi is living his life like it’s now or never, teaming up with his 23-year-old son Jesse Bongiovi and French winemaker Gérard Bertrand to launch a rosé wine, just in time for the American summer.
Bon Jovi’s pale, crisp rosé is called Diving into Hampton Water, inspired by summers spent sipping pink wine in the Hamptons. It’s made in the South of France from a blend of grenache, cinsault and mourvedre grapes, and it is, according to the website, “the perfect companion for any occasion.”
Bon Jovi launched the party-perfect wine with a lavish event at the Versace Mansion, performing a few of his classics as well as a cover of ‘I Put a Spell on You’, and later Tweeting a scene from the soiree:
At around US$25 a bottle, Diving into Hampton Water rosé is proving to be a runaway success, with most retailers already selling out of the first vintage. You could say this rock ‘n’ roll rosé is wanted dead or alive.
Melbourne-based food and wine writer Sarah Gamboni has had to pull back on a few of her favourite things – chilli, gin and espresso – since bringing her daughter, Frankie, into the world. But she has discovered one post-natal perk: those stretchy-waist maternity jeans are heaven when heading out for a big meal. Follow her on Instagram @eatmywords_au