Sunday, April 6, 2008

Crunk Chardonnay?

OK, I've seen a lot of things in wine culture. The snootiness, the "high society" and what not has diminished in recent years to the point that most young people, business types and even my working class-ish family could identify and enjoy most grapes. But, this will be, um, interesting:

LOS ANGELES -- It turns out Lil Jon drinks more than crunk juice _ the larger-than-life producer and rapper has started his own wine label, offering selections including chardonnay and merlot.

"It kind of came out of nowhere," Lil Jon told The Associated Press of his new venture, Little Jonathan Winery. "We were just going to do some private label stuff (for parties) and we did it, and people was like, `Hey, it's pretty nice.'"

Lil Jon acknowledges that he's no wine connoisseur. "I'm not no `drink wine every day' kind of dude," he said in a telephone interview. "I'm not like an expert, so don't ask me no questions ... I just like the taste."


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