Hello Kitty Wine Released by Italian Winery
We have Hello Kitty cafés, dim sum, and beer, so why not Hello Kitty wine?Sanrio, the parent company of the popular Japanese character, has partnered with Torti Winery in Italy to produce the first-ever line of Hello Kitty wine, available in two varieties: pink rosé (of course), made from pinot noir and chardonnay grapes, and a sparkling white, make from pinot noir grapes.
“My father and my sister take care of the production, from the soil to picking the grapes,” Patrizia Torti, whose family owns Torti Winery, told The Los Angeles Times. “We produce a special bottle with a heart, only for Hello Kitty.” The wines are not limited-edition items and she and her family plan on making a lot more, as well as expanding distribution, she said.
Unfortunately, Hello Kitty bottles will be hard to come by. The wine will only be offered — either by the bottle or glass — at Antonello Ristorante in Southern California starting Oct. 12. The restaurant will also be serving a Hello Kitty-themed food menu to pair with the wine: watermelon shaped like Hello Kitty, served with microgreens, feta cheese, and honey; a pink bowtie pasta with a four-cheese alfredo sauce; and a flourless chocolate cake shaped like Hello Kitty, according to the Los Angeles Times.