Friday, February 12, 2021

The Many Talents of John Legend #WinePW

When you think of John Legend you may think of his music, which is amazingly beautiful.  You may think of his role on The Voice where he playfully and charmingly banters with Blake Shelton.  You might think about his marriage to actress, Chrissy Tiegen, or maybe you remember that he was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the most influential people in 2017.  


But do you think of wine when you think of John Legend?

I was first introduced to the Legend Vineyard Exclusive when I was at Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant one evening.  They were featuring this wine made in corroboration with Legend and winemaker, John-Charles Boisset of Raymond Vineyards in Napa Valley, California.

When Nicole of Somm's Table invited us to celebrate Black History Month by featuring BIPOC Winemakers and Winery owners, I knew immediately that I wanted to feature John Legend.

I'm anxious to see who the others chose to showcase....Let's take a look......

 



When I returned to Coopers Hawk to get a bottle of the wine bottled for them I found that they had sold out of it.  I came home and went onto Wine.com.  They offered an LVE Cab Sauv from Napa for about $90.  I wasn't prepared to spend that much.  They also offered this bottle of Rose from Provence for $25. Now we're talking.

So you may be wondering how John Legend became involved with winemaking.  I think it is best to let you hear it in his own words........


This interview made me love John Legend just a little bit more....If I were 30 years younger and 50 lbs lighter Chrissy would have to be worried about the crush I have on her man LOL.......


This wine was everything you expect of  a Rose from Provence, right down to the glass cork.  It is crisp, fruity and dry.  I paired it with a family favorite of Mahi Mahi Matecumbe and it was perfect.

Then I took a second glass of wine into the family room and enjoyed it while I watched John Legend sing for our newly elected President Biden and VP Harris, who as we all know, is our first BIPOC woman to be elected Vice President of the USA.  It was a perfect evening, in my opinion, and this was the perfect wine with which to celebrate.  

Please join us tomorrow 2/13/21 at 11 AM ET as we talk more about these BIPOC wineries in celebration of Black History Month.  You will find us by following #WinePW.  See you then.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness. I totally have a crush on that man. LOL. And I especially love how you enjoyed this while watching him sing to our new administration!

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    1. Me too Cam...I am opening up another bottle to serve with my Chinese New Year feast tonight.

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  2. I think this guy lives up to his name. Love everything he puts his hands on! Thanks for sharing this wine with us!

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  3. That interview is really wonderful. I do love his music. I was watching along with you on Inauguration night. I have a friend who was one of the technicians working on that magical event by the Lincoln memorial. Thanks for the introduction to this wine and label. Cheers!

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  4. I so enjoyed this post! And I'm certain you would've given Chrissy Tiegen a run for the money. I also love that we were both respectively enjoying our wines for this month while celebrating Inauguration Day!

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  5. I like the sound of the rosé and the fish pairing!

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  6. I have yet to try his wines, but keep meaning to. And what a perfect time to enjoy it while watching the inauguration.

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  7. This is the first time I'm hearing of LVE wine. Maybe had my head under a rock? I can't explain it. Thanks for the info!

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    1. I would have never learned of it had it not been featured at the winery I was visiting.

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  8. Wendy - I loved your post and I am excited to watch the video. I knew he was interested in making a wine but never knew he actually did it. I love the end of your story watching Biden and Harris. Perfect pairing. Cheers Wendy, Susannah

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  9. I've actually been to Coopers Hawk winery. My cousins took me there during a family reunion in Chicago several years ago. Thanks for the introduction to LVE. The rosé sounds delightful

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    1. Thanks Martin. We enjoy going to Coopers Hawk even if it is the only game in town.

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