It was recently brought to my attention that the almighty KISS, marketers extraordinaire, have their own wine and also a beer. I did a quick google search and found this site KISS ROCK DRINKS.com – The hottest drinks in the world.
The wine is a Zinfandel, which seems to be quite popular in the Swedish market, and is described as:
KISS Zin Fire is a bold and fruity California Zinfandel — the result of a cool, long growing season that promoted fantastic flavor and a rich, jammy aroma. A brazen blend of blackberry and pepper gives the wine a hard-rocking kick and spicy smooth finish.
There is also a beer available in both bottle and can and seems to be a traditional German Pilsner style of lager. Check out this video at about 1:30
Members of KISS had the following to say.
“This isn’t just something we put a label on. We wanted wine and beer unique to KISS and we got it, said Paul Stanley of KISS. “This stuff will set your taste buds on fire.”
“If you love beer and wine, this one is for you!” said Gene Simmons of KISS.
Please leave a comment if you have actually tried either of these products. I’m very interested to see what your impressions are. Also, if you hear of any rock branded beers, wines or spirits let me know as we often don’t see these here in Australia and I love seeing what others are doing.
Until next time, keep it loud!
So far in my blogging journey while I’ve touched on the wine side of Distorted Beverages it has really only been in passing. I love wine. It was the first real alcoholic beverage, or any beverage for that matter that I wanted to learn about and better understand. I’ve spent years, literally, tasting, reading, talking about and most importantly listening to the thoughts of others about wine. It is a complex and intricate subject.
Lately, however I’ve had a problem. I have found that my interest and excitement for wine has been replaced by craft beer. Now, this in itself is not the problem. The problem is that for quite some time, at least the past couple of years wine to me has been boring. Worse than that though I’ve become truly tired of pretentious wine drinkers and commentators. I don’t care how many bottles are in your cellar, how much you paid for that bottle of Grange or what wine scored the highest points in some critics new edition of their book. It doesn’t matter. Wine is the pure expression of the conditions in which it was grown, a great wine makers job is simply to harness that and do their best to stay out-of-the-way. Sadly many wine makers and so-called experts have become blind to this.
It was refreshing then and to be honest a relief that I came across this great blog by Joe Dressner, The Wine Importer. Joe has a very honest and down to earth opinion on wine and the way in which the wine industry has gone. In this particular blog post there is one paragraph that I would like to highlight that I was so happy to read.
Because the wine is not about me and not about my palate. Wine is not a vehicle for egomania, boastfulness and self-promotion. All the great “tasters” I have known are able to submerge their ego and understand what is in the bottle. Where it came from and where it is going. And they’ve done that without charts, tasting wheels or tortured prose likening wine to 57 different fruits (the Heinz Variety Tasting method).
Trust me when I say that this entire article is definitely worth reading. I interpret its point as simply being, “Ignore the clutter and noise, forget about trying to impress and enjoy the wine in front of you for what it is.”