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Michael Douglas: “I discovered and learned to enjoy wine in France”
There’s no denying that at 79, Michael Douglas could be enjoying a well-deserved retirement, relaxing on the white sand beaches beneath the coconut trees or sipping rosé after a game of golf in the Bahamas. Given his successful career and countless box office hits, nobody would have held it against him. But that’s not who the prolific and tireless offspring of Kirk – aka Spartacus – is. More active than ever, he should soon feature in a biopic on Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. In the meantime, let’s raise a toast to this lover of fine fare and most Francophile of stars!
John and Olivia: Great minds drink alike
Olivia and John were friends both on and off-screen. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the romantic musical comedy ‘Grease’ in 1978, when they got us all dancing and singing to its catchy score. When they got together to talk about “the carefree times of their youth”, these talented artists would often do so over a glass of wine. A drink the duo loved to indulge in, just like some old-school rock…
Drew Barrymore: “A day without pasta, bread and wine is just unimaginable!”
Since she first appeared on the big screen in ‘E.T.’ by Steven Spielberg – she was just seven at the time – Drew Barrymore has played multiple roles in her life. But there is one that she takes very seriously and that is as winemaker…
Tim Burton: From gothic fantasy to epicurean reality
Last October, Tim Burton received the prestigious Prix Lumière which is awarded annually in Lyon to leading cinema personalities. The American director, who has produced some of the greatest masterpieces of the film industry, from ‘Batman’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to ‘Edward Scissorhands’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, discovered the Capital of Gaul, its gastronomy and the region’s wines.
Cameron Diaz: From acting to making wine
For the erstwhile heroine of ‘The Mask’, ‘Charlie's Angels’ and ‘Something about Mary’, cinema is a thing of the past. After choosing to distance herself from a world of make-believe and rediscover a taste for the simpler things, it was only natural that Cameron Diaz should turn to producing wine. And just like the California belle herself, her wine certainly has character.
Eva Longoria: “The most amazing thing at Cannes is the rosé!”
The beautiful Tex-Mex actress took part in her 17th Cannes film festival this year, offering us an opportunity to discuss her relationship with wine and fine ‘Made in France’ fare. She did so with a genuine sense of humour, making her one of the most likeable stars in the realms of Hollywood.
Kyle MacLachlan: actor and producer… of wine!
Over 30 years ago, the ‘Twin Peaks’ legend was born. Today, the mystery/horror/drama dreamt up by writer Mark Frost and director David Lynch remains as enthralling as ever! The unconventional beauty of Kyle MacLachlan, alias FBI agent Dale Cooper, and the haunting music composed by Angelo Badalamenti probably have a lot to do with it.