Gordon Ramsay Released a New Line of Italian Wines, and It Includes Three Varietals

published Nov 4, 2021
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Chef Gordon Ramsay attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City
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As if being a world-renowned chef wasn’t enough for Gordon Ramsay, the multi-faceted star  has also been slowly pushing his way into the beverage space. He recently dropped a collection of California wines and a Hell’s Seltzer line of hard seltzers inspired by menu items from his Hell’s Kitchen restaurants.

Now, the Michelin-starred chef has just announced another beverage launch to add to his growing resume:  the Gordon Ramsay Italian Collection. Exclusively available at Tesco locations and online through the UK’s Wine Delivered site, the line of Italian wines sees the British chef taking it back to his European roots. The project has been in development for years in partnership with winemaker Alberto Antonini.

The new line consists of three varietals: the Intenso Rosso 2020, a ruby red sip with “aromas of fresh redcurrant, blackberry, and a touch of flint”;  the Vibrante Bianco 2020 made with “notes of white flowers and aromas of fresh green apple and white peach”; and finally, the Elegante Rosato 2020 — a pale pink rosé that features “ fresh red cherry aromas.”

“Winemaking has always fascinated me,” explains Ramsay. “When it came to launching my own wine range, it was very important to set the same standards and quality as I expect in my restaurants.”

Though this is not Ramsay’s first foray into the beverage business, his expansion makes sense as he has been running a Michelin 3-star restaurant for over 20 years. With that, other restaurant ventures (like the recently opened Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips restaurant in Florida), plenty of television shows, and even more awards, it’s safe to assume he’s imbibed some of the finest crushed grapes the world has to offer.