Guitar Aficionado’s Winter 2011 Issue Takes On Wine And Rockers

Vinted on November 8, 2011 binned in wine news, wine publications

Looks like I’m far from the only one with a penchant for interviewing rock stars about their vinous habits: the Winter 2011 issue of Guitar Aficionado has been dubbed “The Wine Issue” with interviews with wine-making and wine-collecting rockers – and it prominently features a (pretty cool) guitar-shaped decanter on the cover (see inset pic).

According to the GA website:

“In Guitar Aficionado’s Winter 2011 issue, we bring you the rockers, vintners, and oenophiles that celebrate the grape. Rush’s esteemed guitar and bass duo, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, discuss their decades-long love affair with the world’s finest wines; the Police’s Andy Summers talks wine and guitars; celebrated vintner and guitarist Paul Gargiulo says there’s a little music in every bottle that leaves his idyllic estate; and Tool’s Maynard James Keenan and Daytona drive’s Scott Pruett tell tales of their winemaking ventures.

The issue also features articles on the wine tourism opportunities in Chile, as well as wine-and-music pairings by celebrity restaurateur / vintner Joe Bastianich (whose line-up of wines are generally pretty darn good, by the way).

Might just have to go get myself a copy of that, even if it does celebrate an instrument with at least one too many strings on it

By the way, if you’re looking for rock star wine-related interviews, we got some right here:






  • Gary

    Poured with Warrant a few months ago and the Cherry Pie Red was very good. (I know you are singing the riff right now!! LOL)

    • 1WineDude

      Gary – HA!!!! I've yet to try that one, actually. Haven't had the stuff from the guys from Ratt yet, either.

      • Gary

        Ratt! Now you are bringing back some memories. Growing up in Hollywood and watching all the Hair Bands play The Strip (Sunset). It was fun pouring with Warrant we had friends in similar circles. I look forward to wines from Motley Crü and Guns 'n Roses!

        • 1WineDude

          :) Cheers!

  • Chris Donatiello

    Don't forget Jonathan Cain from Journey!

    • 1WineDude

      Chris – good one; I know someone who met him about his wine, but did not know he was in Journey… and she was a big Journey fan!

  • @Sedimentblog

    As decanter lovers ourselves ( we just have to wonder whether that's a real decanter in the cover shot, or a Photoshop job?

    • 1WineDude

      I vote Photoshop on the cover, because I googled all over that thing when I saw it and did not find squat! :)

  • jcfb

    Please, if someone finds who sells these decanters, let me know!!! [email protected]

    • 1WineDude

      jcfb – Good luck, my guess is that it’s a photoshop job…

  • darlawill

    Please let me know as well. Looking everywhere for that decanter.

    • 1WineDude

      darlawill – I have not given it much searching effort, but so far what I have devoted to it has produced nada, I’m afraid. :(

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