Carrie Bradshaw may have had a penchant for Cosmopolitans, but for Sarah Jessica Parker, the actress who portrayed her, it’s all about wine. In fact, the 53-year-old star recently announced plans to launch her own collection of wines, which is expected to debut this summer.
To get into the wine-making biz, Parker teamed up with Invivo Wines – a New Zealand-based winery founded by winemaker Rob Cameron and his good friend Tim Lightbourne in 2007. The duo met with the Sex and the City alum in New York City in December 2018 to talk about her love of the drink.
“At the end of the work day, I have a glass of wine. Literally, every single day. Every. Single. Day,” the Divorce star said in a recently released YouTube clip. Believe it or not, she’s even been known to get creative when it comes to her wine vessels explaining, “I don’t use wine glasses, I just use empty jars. And I’m not kidding.”
Though the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker founder didn’t get too specific about what her own upcoming wine will taste like, she was clear about what she loved about the offerings from Invivo Wines that are already on the market. “What surprises me about your Sauvignon blanc is that it doesn’t get too pointy, too thin. It’s fruit … but this is like a lower fruit, the fruit that is like a thick slice of butter,” she said.
After noting that there is “such variation in rosé” today, Parker explained that she likes her blended wine “light,” but isn’t a fan of when it gets “so thin and tiny and demure.”
“I want this for my friends and to be able to take anywhere and offer [it to someone.]” she added, noting that she wants the experience of tasting her wine to be “nice.”
Though there’s no exact release date for SJP’s wine collection just yet, interested parties can stay updated on the launch via the Invivo website, and can even enter to win a signed, framed wine label from the star herself.
Furthermore, it sounds like the Failure to Launch star plans to be very involved in the creation process. “I’m so looking forward to traveling to New Zealand to see where the grapes grow and the wine is made,” she said in a statement via the site. “The boys even brought me a pair of ‘Gumboots’ (a New Zealand term for galoshes) — which they assure me are the height of Kiwi vineyard fashion. Regardless, happy to have and perhaps even wear them.”
Per cofounder Rob Cameron, Parker’s line will look and taste expensive (think $250 a bottle) but will sport an affordable price tag. “I’m really looking forward to it,” she said of the wine line’s impending debut. “I feel really lucky.”
Added the Ohio native: “It’s pretty freakin’ special.”