'Real Housewives' Lisa Vanderpump Launching Wine Label
This story first appeared in the Nov. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump already has her own wine in her Villa Blanca restaurant. Now get ready for something sweeter: LVP Sangria, which will be available in select duty-free and U.S. retail outlets by January -- in two varietals, no less: regular red and her personal favorite, pink sangria.
"My daughter Pandora and her husband, Jason Sabo, said, 'Come on, let's do this, it's incredible. Let's take three colors to market!' "Vanderpump tells THR. (A white sangria will hit next year.) The wine itself is from a Spanish vineyard that Vanderpump says she researched until she knew "they could actually deliver everything we wanted. The pink sangria has a couple of grape varietals: a Bobal and a Grenache. It's my favorite, and I don't think anybody else is doing it. The taste is off-the-hook, and you can add fruit to it. Of course, I love the color!"
As for the idea that working with family members is risky: "Pandora and Jason both worked with me at Villa Blanca. We have an incredible relationship that I wouldn't want to ruin."