What pairs well with Valerie Bertinelli’s spicy penne arrabbiata? Bertinelli Wine, of course! After hosting a Food Network cooking show and publishing two cookbooks, Valerie Bertinelli is now starting her own line of wines to pair with all of those recipes.
Valerie announced the launch of Bertinelli Estates wines yesterday on Instagram. There are four classic crowd-pleaser varietals/blends: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, and a Moscato.
The wines appear to be a collaboration with Sonoma Coast Vineyards. While Sonoma Coast Vineyards is a small-lot winemaker specializing in cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Bertinelli Estates will not be specific to the Sonoma Coast. Instead, all Bertinelli Estates wines are classified as California wines, meaning they can be sourced anywhere in the state of California.
Bertinelli Estates is available on QVC periodically. The 2016 Moscato, 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2016 Red Blend all retail at $75 for 3 bottles (currently on sale for $41).
Will we see more wines from Valerie Bertinelli? Unclear, but the trademark filed for Bertinelli Estates covers both wine and alcoholic beverages, so we may see more than just wine in the future!
Update: As of April 18tb, Bertinelli Estates is now available on QVC.