Online reports have shown the Ideal Wine Company that a social media star has decided to enter the wine making game, by producing a vintage that apparently “goes well with everything.”
The rise of the social media star
“Social media stars” are people who have been made famous by the internet. We use this label to describe people like Zoella, Tyler Oakley and Grace Helbig, who utilise platforms such as YouTube and Facebook to build a profile and shoot themselves into the stratosphere of fame.
This is how Josh Ostrovsky, a.k.a “The Fat Jew,” made a name for himself. Ostrovsky is an American celebrity who rose to fame on the picture sharing site Instagram. Social media users connected with the pot-bellied comedian’s candour and penchant for outlandish antics that create “laugh out loud” moments.
White Girl Rose
Now Ostrovsky has turned his hand, believe it or not (we’re really struggling to even comprehend this), to wine making. The New York Daily News has reported that the Instagram star has partnered with satirical social media feed White Girl Problems to create a northern Californian rose wine.
The product will be called “White Girl Rose,” and is stated to launch at the close of June with FreshDirect Wines, who are planning to sell it for $14.99 per bottle. The wine was described by it’s creators as a bone-dry blend of White Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc that’s meant to be drunk straight from the bottle with the aid of a straw. Charming.
“It goes well with everything.”
Ostrovsky continued to paint an oh so attractive picture of the product when he described it to the Daily News. He commented that “it goes well with everything — and I mean everything: The thinnest imported prosciutto that’s $8 million a pound, or Cool Ranch Doritos.”
Perhaps rather unwisely, Ostrovsky went on to say: “Have it as milk with cereals like Honeycomb or Special K if you’re keeping it low-cal. I’m down to pair it with guac, or one of those giant turkey legs you get at a Renaissance fair.” We really hope he’s joking but this is a real product, so somehow we doubt it.
Try the Chateau La Conseillante 2007
This proves that social media stars should stick to what they know; social media. Wine should be left to the experts. If you want to find out what a real quality vintage tastes like, why don’t you buy the Chateau La Conseillante 2007 from the Ideal Wine Company; a smooth red you’re sure to love.