Saturday, September 10, 2005

Simply Red Wine in Sicily

(See Etna vineyard at right)

It seems that Mick Hucknall, star of the hugely popular rock group Simply Red, now at the ripe old age of 45 is beginning to focus on interests other than music in case his voice crashes at 50. According to Manchester Online, "other interests include a red wine-making company he's set up in Sicily." (Naturally it would be RED.)

"Mick said: 'We focus on quality, using a grape found only on Mount Etna. We'll be auctioning it later this year. Unfortunately, not many people will taste it - there's only going to be 3,000 bottles produced.'"

Well then, why tease us with its existence?? Gads, this guy's a multi-millionaire, having sold more than 45 million records! He could produce enought wine to supply the entire island of Sicily for free. And it's ALL quality wine!

So, I wonder where this little grape/wine stash is? Another mystery of the mountain. But, doesn't he have to come around occasionally to check on his grapes and wine production? It just so happens that Simply Red will be performing here in Sicily, in NEARBY Acireale on the 18th of December! Woo-hoo!

By the way, did I mention that I thought I saw Rod Stewart and his tall, young, blonde wife strolling along in Taormina this summer?


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