Drew Barrymore’s Favorite Summer Recipe, Her Tips for Wine Pairing

The actress and new mom talks about her new wine, Barrymore Wines, and more

It’s pretty safe to say that Drew Barrymore was born into the acting business — she dove into showbiz when she appeared in E.T. as a little girl. Now, she has her own beautiful little girl, 8-month-old Olive, with husband Will Kopelman and is into a new type of business — the wine world.

Inspired by Italian culture, Barrymore has created her own signature Barrymore Wines collection in honor of her family legacy. She's a fan of crisp, fruity white wines, and so Barrymore’s first offering for the label is a pinot grigio — perfect for summer entertaining.

Barrymore Pinot Grigio is a straw yellow, full-bodied wine with hints of fresh apricot and lively citrus flavors. The grapes to create this charming pinot grigio were harvested from various vineyards in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Veneto. Last year, Barrymore Pinot Grigio won a gold medal at the Le Challenge International du Vin, the largest international wine competition in France.

Barrymore is sharing with us one of her favorite summer recipes, Clams Montecito, a dish that pairs perfectly with her pinot grigio, as well as a few thoughts on wine and entertaining:

On how wine makes her feel:
"For me, wine is very enjoyable and relaxing.  It’s accompanied with dinner, music, and entertaining — all facets of life’s great culture."

On making memories:
"Some of the fondest memories with my closest friends have been spent as we sipped a glass of wine and talked about life, love, our careers, and all the other problems we were trying to solve that evening."

On wine pairing ideas:
"One of the amazing characteristics of pinot grigio is how well it pairs with a variety of dishes. I love the crisp, full-bodied taste paired with mild cheeses, fish, salads, and light Italian courses such as pasta and pizzas."


Head to www.barrymorewines.com for buying information.