Chateau Miraval Under New Celebrity Ownership, Oh Jeez

When my husband informed me on Thursday that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie purchased Chateau Miraval, my first response was: “of course they did.” I also assume they adopted a village of orphans and found a cure for some rare disease.  #BitterMuch?

I first stumbled upon Chateau Miraval and their Pink Floyd Rosé during my French wine tour extravaganza.  I loved, loved, loved the fact that the wine was named Pink Floyd because The Wall was recorded at the winery.  I felt so cool and hip for once!

And now….well, blah….

But, I shouldn’t be so quick to judge.  It looks like Brangelina’s intentions may be good.  They are, after all, working with the Perrin family, a renowned name in the Rhône Valley, and per an article (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie launch wine with Perrin family)  on Decanter. com, the Perrin’s have been involved since last year and have some good ideas for the soil…hmm…

I think what makes me so bitter is that they are renaming the Pink Floyd Rosé.  It will now just be called Miraval. I guess I shouldn’t be too snide, I mean, wasn’t it Shakespeare that said something about a rose still smelling sweet even if you called it something else or whatever?  Plus, the new bottle looks kind of cool.

This weekend, I plan to go out and purchase a bottle or two of Pink Floyd for old time’s sake.  And when this new Miraval comes out, I will give it a try. Maybe I will even write a post about how great the wine used to be or something, just to sound angry and snooty.  Who knows –

LOL! Listen to me, you would think I am some huge wine critic!  Could this be me actually starting to get a grasp of wine and my likes and dislikes?  Or is it just me being bitter and jealous, because I too would love to just purchase a winery on a whim and start pumping out wine.

Looks like it is time for me to have a glass of wine and chill out.

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