The wine will be flowing during World Rock Day, which is celebrated on July 13. Wine and rock are intimately linked through events and moments in history. We give you some examples of how these two worlds collide and create a perfect fusion.
The wine from U2
Rock lovers also drink wine. Just ask the Irish group U2, a world-famous rock band which has its own wine, The Joshua Tree Riesling. One of their albums influenced the choice of the name. The name gave rise to a wine in which the Riesling grape is the main protagonist.
The British hard rock band created the wine Motörhead Shiraz, which is made with Shiraz grapes from Australia. It has been reported that they have sold more than 300,000 bottles worldwide.
Kiss Also Added a Wine to Their Repertoire
The 70’s rock band, Kiss, also created a wine: Kiss Zin Fire, which mixed pepper and blackberries, honouring the strength and power. It is no wonder that a band like Kiss would create a daring wine. It should be noted that they created many other wines before the Kiss Zin Fire. Unfortunately, they cannot be found as they are not being sold.
AC/DC: The Line of Wine
AC/DC is a heavy group but we can’t leave them off the list of rock bands that have created their own wine. The Australian band presented their AC/DC Wine line in collaboration with Warburn Estate winery. This means that it is not a single wine but several different wines. Each wine has been named after some of the most successful songs of the group. Therefore you can enjoy a Back in Black Shiraz, or why not a Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon?
Certain wineries and wine tourism destinations around the world let the world of rock and wine go hand in hand. They host-specific festivals and concerts to unite both concepts. This mix of wine and rock music at special celebratory events is always a success.
Very rock’n’roll labels
Ever since rock groups entered the world of wine, some wineries have chosen to pay their tribute to this musical style. They create labels and interesting names that have a great relationship. Bodega Renacer launched “Music Edition”, a limited edition of Punto Final Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. These wines and labels pay tribute to the most renowned rock bands.