The lady shown here has an unusual pair of careers: porn star and winemaker. Savanna Samson, famous for her long career in the adult film industry, will be releasing a wine called Sogno Uno (Dream One) in February. We have seen this sort of stunt casting when it comes to celeb wines before but what is intriguing is that the wine has already been given 91 points by Robert Parker and will be available in restaurants in New York including the posh Restaurant Daniel. The new wine is a blend of 70% Cesanese, 20% Sangiovese and 10% Montepulciano and Samson did the tasting herself. The wine is expected to sell for $35-$40 and only 400 cases of the 2004 have been produced. There are plans to make a white Sogno Due (Dream Two) and a champagne in the future.
The release of the wine – at New York’s La Masseria restaurant – was initially due to coincide with the New Year but the launch has been put back due to problems with the label, which features an airbrushed picture of Samson posing in a see-through dress (similar to the image above).
The holdup is due to concern over whether or not she will be able to call the wine Vino de Tavola or simply Italian Red Wine as the grapes are sourced from different regions.
The actress, whose husband is a New York wine merchant, plans to make a white Sogno Due, or Dream Two, in the near future and is considering adding Champagne to the range.
Update(27th Feb 2006):
Sogno Uno will be available soon at a pice of $38/bottle.
“Sogno Uno will be introduced this week in Manhattan.”
If anyone is intrested in this wine, please leave a comment here and I shall followup when there is an update.
Update(6th April 2006):
We are expecting Sogno Uno in our store in may-june months.
I shall keep you all informed about its availability once we have it in our online wine store.
Update(18th Sep 2006):
Hi everyone, got some good news for you people waiting for this wine.
We have recieved this wine and is in store now. Check this post for more details.
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