You might have thought that Whitesnake, the big-haired leaders of 1980s
heavy metal ballad-making, were only good for ironic karaoke and
late-night dive-bar jukebox jams. But you'd be wrong, because Whitesnake
simply cannot stop innovating. As of July 1, the band will release
their first-ever Whitesnake wine, a $24.95 zinfandel of the 2008
vintage. Whitesnake introduces the bottled fury:
bodacious, cheeky little wine, filled to the brim with the spicy essence
of sexy, slippery Snakeyness... I recommend it to complement any &
all grown up friskiness & hot-tub jollies...
Is this love?...
I believe it is...
Entertainment Weekly's Kate Ward "Based on that description, I’m not
totally convinced that this isn’t just corked hot tub water, but
I’m willing to give it a try. I’ll let you know how it is after I swig
it in my own jacuzzi, surrounded by PopWatch groupies and Brian Krause.
Translation: I’ll let you know how it is after I swig it in a karaoke
room, surrounded by fellow PopWatchers singing Here I Go Again.
Translation: I’ll let you know how it is after I swig it in my studio
apartment, surrounded by my cat watching me sing Here I Go Again…on my
The Consumerist's Chris Morran "Tired of the same
old stuffy wines? Are they missing that special something that would
blow your hair out to epic proportions and make Tawny Kitaen writhe
half-naked on the hood of your car? ... It's a zinfandel for those who
care about such things."
The A.V. Club's Sean O'Neal "Promising the same
bittersweet taste as its heartsick ballads, self-reflective metal band
Whitesnake is now bottling and selling its very own wine. ... it will
compete with other rock-star wines such as Maynard James Keenan’s
Caduceus Cellars and Kip Winger’s Bottled Salty Tears."
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