Pop icon Kylie Minogue now popping corks.
Having sold over 80 million records the “Princess of Pop”, Kylie Minogue OBE, has now become the princess of popping corks. Her eponymous wine range burst onto the scene in 2020 and sold more than a million bottles within its first year. The multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, philanthropist, breast cancer awareness campaigner, style icon and now Creative Director of a highly successful premium wine brand, has been “unbelievably humbled and thrilled by the global response to Kylie Minogue Wines.” The London resident has fondly recalled cooking and chatting with her friends and family over a bottle or two. She therefore has some pretty strong views on the subject, so when approached by Benchmark Drinks to create a range she insisted on substance over style. She said if they were “just plonking my name on it, I’m not interested.” Not long after she saw her products grace the shelves in Harvey Nichols Foodmarket and Wine Shop at the flagship Knightsbridge store which she excitedly first visited in the 1990s. Kylie Minogue Wines Kylie Minogue Organic Brut Reserva Cava NV, £16 This cava will have you spinning around. Part of the Signature Range, her fruit-driven and expressive wines, it is crafted by Vilarnau, an avant-garde producer influenced by their proximity to the colourful city of Barcelona. Open the stylish gift box, unwrap the bottle from its tissue paper, remove the foil (noting the attention to detail on the inside) and remove the cork with a whisper. Sings of: crunchy green apple, pear skin, lemon sorbet, orchard blossom, shortbread biscuit and crusty sourdough notes, all delivered on waves of delicate mousse. Serve with summer lunches, lavish breakfasts, tapas, salted Marcona almonds, green olives, fish and chips, good times, chic outfits, and pop tunes at full blast. Kylie Minogue Wines Kylie Minogue Côtes de Provence Rosé 2020 £22 I just can’t get you out of my head. Part of the Collection Range, her flagship single-estate wines, this Rosé is crafted at Château Sainte-Roseline on the Côte d’Azur, not far from St. Tropez. It’s not hard to see why Kylie fell in love with this picturesque estate, surrounded by lavender fields, sunflowers, gnarly olive trees and rolling vineyards, especially when you taste their wines. It is a vegan-friendly and highly fashionable rosé. Sings of: pink grapefruit, watermelon sorbet, citrus blossom and strawberry meringue, before glamorously dancing across the palate with crisp and zesty steps. Serve with summer lunches, Mediterranean flavours, good times, chic outfits, and pop tunes at full blast. Kylie Minogue Wines Kylie Minogue Prosecco Rosé NV £14 Put your hand on your heart and tell me you’re not in love with this Rosé NV, in its heart-embossed bottle. Also part of the Signature Range, this expression is crafted at the family-owned Zonin estate that sits amid their epic 4000 hectares of vineyards in Gambellara. The winery has been a pioneer of premium Prosecco DOC and were quick out of the blocks when the Italian government changed the law to allow the creation of Prosecco Rosé DOC. As was Kylie. Her vegan-friendly Prosecco Rosé is a blend of Glera and Pinot Noir that buzzes with energy and a silky procession of gentle bubbles. It has been filled into one of the most beautiful bottles we’ve ever seen, which almost looks like heart-shaped bubble wrap. Sings of: strawberry sorbet, crunchy raspberry, tangy redcurrant, cranberry and cherry blossom notes, all zipped up tight by a seamless pink grapefruit finish. Serve with summer lunches, lightly spiced dishes (think satay skewers, Vietnamese or Sri Lankan curries, pad thai with sweetcorn cakes, or roti canai), good times, heartbreakingly chic outfits, and pop tunes at full blast Kylie Minogue Margaret River Chardonnay 2019 especially for you... This Chardonnay is exclusive to Harvey Nichols and crafted by one of Margaret River’s top producers (and that’s some stiff competition). Howard Park is a member of Australia’s First Families of Wine, a group of a dozen of the country’s finest, most iconic and most historic wineries. Their wines are adored by all Aussie wine connoisseurs, so the fact that Kylie was able to convince them to make her Chardonnay, using grapes from some of their finest parcels, is quite the coup. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the Burch family are massive fans of the songstress. Sings of: Maturation in old 600-litre French oak barrels imparts a creamy texture and vanilla, almond croissant and toasted hazelnut notes, but in an elegant style that never overpowers. pear sorbet, Amalfi lemon, crunchy peach and golden apple. That richness combined with perfectly balanced acidity has us dreaming of roasted chicken and all its juices, buttery fish dishes and spring vegetable risottos. After receiving a Gold Medal at Drinks Business’ Chardonnay Masters 2020, the judges noted: “This was the first time Kylie’s new-launch wine had been taste-tested blind against its peers. Those who are sceptical about celebrity-backed wines should be reassured – this is a great glass of Chardonnay.” The full range of Kylie Minogue Wines are now available at the Forth Floor Wine Shop in Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh. For more information call the Wine Shop on +44(0)131 524 8350.