Friday, 30 April 2010

Splash of Lugosi?

As Count Dracula, Bela Lugosi was no stranger to guzzling the red stuff. The actor himself however was also something of a connoisseur when it came to the red stuff. No, the other red stuff. Although Count Dracula never “drank” wine, Bela Lugosi, the man, had impeccable taste in wines. With the creation of the Bela Lugosi brand wines, the Lugosi family pays tribute to their patriarch, a man of distinction, while acknowledging the icon that will forever be - Dracula.

Continuing the family’s enthusiasm for wine inspired by Bela Lugosi, Lugosi Wines will seek varietals sourced from superior wine-growing regions. Winemakers will create exceptional wines from distinct appellations to assemble a portfolio of the Bela Lugosi brand wines that will celebrate the best varietals from around the world. With each new release added to Lugosi Wines’ offerings, the Bela Lugosi collection will exemplify the distinct qualities of Bela Lugosi, the man, in a unique compilation of outstanding wines.

Lugosi Wines is proud to announce the release of the first vintage of the signature series wines. The Domingo Hermanos Winery in Argentina produced this vintage exclusively for Lugosi Wines. The vineyards are located in Salta, Argentina, and at 7200 feet altitude, are one of the highest in the world. The label artwork is by Argentinean citizen, Bruno Fernandez. Only 1200 hand numbered bottles were produced.

Go here to order a bottle, or, like me, a casket of the stuff. Hic.

While we're on the subject of all things Lugosi - head over to Carfax Abbey to read Matthew Coniam's wonderfully scrupulous post on Lugosi's Monogram movies... Great stuff - goes down well with a nice Lugosi Malbec!

9 comments:

Meredith L. Grau said...

Haha, that's amazing. I will have to add one to my collection of Marilyn Merlots!!! Thanks ;)

James said...

Yeah, I just stumbled across the article on Dread Central - had to do a double take! :o)

Reggie said...

I will add that to the list of alcoholic beverages branded after my teenage heroes, right beside a bottle of Quentin Crisp whiskey.

Jenn said...

This is exceptional! I have bottles of Vampire wine, Bigfoot Sierra Nevada, and Godzilla cabernet. This will be an excellent addition to my collection.

Dolewhite said...

Ohhh, I want a bottle! Actually, I want two - one to keep for the collectivity of it and the other to drink, naturally! Great find!

Matthew Coniam said...

Oh my God!
That sound you can hear is me salivating...
This is like some amazing dream...

(and thanks for the link!)

Matthew

Paul D. Brazill said...

Great post. I've just linked to it.

David Barber said...

I'm quite partial to a drop of the red stuff myself. Thanks. Great blog you have by the way. :-)

Howard Beale's Ghost said...

Announcing BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE horror anthology comic book series from MONSTERVERSE! The Lugosi horror comic will be out in October in time for Halloween! Here are some links below. We're bringing back the most popular horror icon and vampire in the world to comics and beyond "the grave!"

James, thanks for allowing me to send this information along. Please contact me for any other information you might wish to know.

Sam F. Park
West Coast Editor
"Bela Lugosi's Tales From The Grave"
http://monsterverse.com/
park@monsterverse.com

Links:

YouTube Slideshow TRAILER of BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE. See pages from all the stories and other art! http://monsterverse.com/

Basil Gogos cover for Monsterverse's "Bela Lugosi's Tales From The Grave" http://twitpic.com/1doadj

John Cassaday variant cover for Monsterverse's "Bela Lugosi's Tales From The Grave" http://twitpic.com/25v1o3

Monsterverse interview at FANBOY PLANET with latest news

http://www.fanboyplanet.com/interviews/mc-monsterverse.php

MONSTERVERSE and BELA LUGOSI on FACEBOOK!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dallas-TX/Comics-from-the-MONSTERVERSE/118838267124?ref=mf

MONSTERVERSE Official Site

http://www.monsterverse.com/

AN EVENING WITH BELA LUGOSI at the AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE. Celebrating the career of horror icon Bela Lugosi and the launch of MONSTERVERSE's new horror anthology comic book, BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE.
Thursday, 7:30 PM, October 28th, 2010.
The Egyptian Theater.
Special Guests including Bela Lugosi, Jr., and Kerry Gammill. Previews of FLESH AND BLOOD. TRAILERS FROM HELL.
Poster design by artist Charlie Largent of the NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL.
See the stunning poster for the event at:
http://twitpic.com/2mxwhx

MONSTERVERSE on TWITTER

http://www.twitter.com/monsterverse

MONSTERVERSE PROJECTS BLOG

http://monsterverseblog.blogspot.com/

MONSTER KID ONLINE HORROR MAGAZINE:

http://gammillustrations.bizland.com/

SPECIAL COMIC SHOP PROMOTIONAL POSTER #1 - MONSTERVERSE/LUGOSI COMICS! http://twitpic.com/2kpmjf

SPECIAL COMIC SHOP PROMOTIONAL POSTER # 2 - MONSTERVERSE/LUGOSI COMICS! LUGOSI and VAMPIRA PUTTING THE BITE BACK IN COMICS http://twitpic.com/2mcyk