These days, it seems like every celebrity has a side business whether it’s a makeup line, skincare line, or alcoholic beverage. While celebrities are able to get a lot of hype for the products that they release, we can’t help but wonder if these are actually worth the price tag. Sometimes they are, and sometimes they’re not. When it comes to wine, here are some celebrity brands that are actually pretty good and some that left us wanting more.
Snoop Dogg’s 19 Crimes Red Blend
Snoop Dogg’s 19 Crimes line has a lot of wines to choose from, but one that was not so wonderful was the cabernet sauvignon. It is a bit too sweet and has strangely bitter notes. Some described it as raspberry soda, which is not really what you want your wine to taste like. This is a good option if you enjoy sweeter wines. It costs $13 on the 19 Crimes website.
Chrissy Metz’s Joyful Heart Reserve
Chrissy Metz, the actress best known for her role in This Is Us, released this line of wine in order to spread goodwill, as a portion of each bottle purchased goes to World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization. The 2019 Limited Edition Reserve is a vintage that costs double the usual line, at $40 per bottle, but some people have felt that it’s not really worth it. Delish tasters shared that it was “the most astringent out of all the other wines.” However, according to Joyful Heart, the wine will age over time.
Dwyane Wade’s Three Cabernet Sauvignon
Dwyane Wade released several kinds of wine under different labels, but the Cabernet Sauvignon released in 2020 is nothing to write home about. There’s nothing particularly wrong with it, but it doesn’t stand out either. A Delish taster said that “you’d be mildly disappointed if you ordered this at a bar.” A bottle goes for $28 a pop on Wade’s wine website.
Lisa Vanderpump’s Vanderpump Cabernet Sauvignon
Reality show fans will be familiar with Lisa Vanderpump’s wine line. While her best known wine is the rosé, her Cabernet Sauvignon is actually pretty tasty. Delish tasters said that it is “light-bodied and refreshing,” with a fruity flavor and is pleasantly dry. You can get it online for $27 per bottle.
Chrissy Met’z Joyful Heart Red Blend
Although the Joyful Heart Limited Edition Reserve left more to be desired, the Red Blend is actually great. A Delish tester shared: “This tastes like heaven and I’m shocked!” Although the wine tastes very fruity, it is not too sweet. You can get a bottle for $16 on the Joyful Heart website.