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Jon Bon Jovi's New Rosé Makes Top 100 Wine List

A couple of years ago, Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse launched a brand of rosé… which has just made one of the most respected Top 100 wine lists.

Wine Spectator magazine ranked Jon and Jesse’s plonk, Hampton Water, #83 on their annual list.

Getting into the wine bizzo, as a lot of ideas, started as a late-night running joke, as Jesse Bongiovi, 23, previously told the New York Times: “One late night, I was sitting out on the porch and Dad here offered me a glass of ‘pink juice.’

“I said, ‘Listen, you’re here out in the Hamptons. You’re not drinking ‘pink juice.’ You’re drinking Hamptons water.’ And the light bulb kind of went off.”

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Jon Bon Jovi + his son, Jesse Bongiovi. Pic: New York Times

The thing about Jesse, is that he seems completely aware of the advantages of having a superstar rock god for a dad.

“…it obviously doesn’t hurt at the end of the day not just having my dad — but Jon Bon Jovi.”

“It helps me walk into the door of a lot of places that wouldn’t otherwise give me the time of day. I’m very acutely aware of that advantage.”

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When asked if rose was an unusual choice for a rock star, Jon Bon, 56, admitted that as he’s gotten older, he’s now a “wine guy.”

“Tequila shots, I’ve been there, done that,” he said.

Wine Spectator’s description of Hampton Water

A nicely crafted rose, with a hint of creamy richness lining the strawberry, melon and white cherry flavours. A dash of minerality imparts depth through the long, mouthwatering finish. A crowd-pleaser.

Jon Bon Jovi on Hampton Water’s ranking

“It’s a true testament to all of our hard work and I could not be more proud to share our excitement for, and love of, Hampton Water with people all over the world.” – Jon

Aussie wines that made the list

#38 - Leeuwin Chardonnay Margaret River Art Series

#56 Yalumba Viognier South Australia The Y Series

#58 - Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River

Full list

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