Sometimes you just have to laugh, hopefully with some frequency, especially if you’re one of our funnymen winemakers.
Everybody knows that the best way to easy riches is by owning a winery. Bada-bum-bum. Rimshot! Joke. Okay, so the real joke is how do you make a million in the wine business? Start with four! Still not funny, yes I am aware.
Well these guys are real jokers in the regular world, but all of them have a serious side as well — presumably the one involved with their wine business because as we all know, wine is no joking matter.
There’s that old saying, “There’s a fine line between genius and insanity.” Now I’m not sure you’d consider any of these guys geniuses, but considering their forays into the wine business, I suggest they are each a little mad in their own ways.
These are comedians making wine, which ironically is a shorter list than celebrities making wine. This might be funny, if so much of their wine wasn’t so god-awful. Actually, that in itself is mildly amusing. So who can turn a phrase, handle a heckle, take a pratfall and still make something worth drinking? Let’s take a look.
— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth