But Are They Any Good?
Celebrity: Cliff Richard
Brand: Vida Nova
Source: Algarve, Portugal
Verdict: A soft, velvety mouthfeel with plenty of ripe fruit. A good, easy-drinking wine.
Available: Limited release in Tesco last year - should have much larger UK distribution this year.
Celebrity: Greg Norman
Brand: Greg Norman Estates
Source: Coonawarra, Australia
Verdict: Serious wine. The Cabernet Merlot 1996 in particular has been praised the world over. For those who like their wines big and meaty.
Available: Online at www.beringerblass.com.au
Celebrity: Gérard Depardieu
Brand: Most recognised is Château de Tigne Anjou Blanc
Source: Anjou and Médoc, plus another vineyard recently acquired in Languedoc, France
Verdict: The Anjou Blanc "Les Mallones" 1997 is a great bone-dry white with plenty of fruit for people who have a developed taste for wine but don't wish to spend too much.
Celebrity: Sam Neill
Brand: Two Paddocks
Source: Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Verdict: The 2000 Pinot Noir has overwhelming fruit on the nose, with vibrant cherry, raspberry and plum flavours. Rich, warm and jammy.
Available: Top restaurants and specialist retailers in Australia and New Zealand, plus The Ivy restaurant in London.
Celebrity: Olivia Newton-John
Brand: Koala Blue
Source: Riverland, South Australia
Verdict: An easy-drinking, good-value wine with a refreshing palate of peach and melon. Has a clean, crisp acidity.
Available: General enquiries: www.koalabluewines.com.au
Celebrity: Francis Ford Coppola
Source: Napa Valley, California
Price: €41 for Estate Merlot
Verdict: The Estate Merlot 2000 has aromas of raspberries, plums and exotic spices, with a rich dark chocolate finish. It will age well. For serious wine connoisseurs.
Available: US only. Enquiries: www.niebaum-coppola.com