This is a very exciting edition of “stars – they’re just like wine!” because it stemmed from a request! I had to do the reverse, where I wasn’t thinking of what star was like a wine but what wine was like a star – in this case, Ryan Gosling.
I’m actually not obsessed with him the way many girls are, so this is completely unbiased and swoon-less and will not be about a grape I just have crazy stupid love for.
But on with the festivities. Ryan Gosling is just like…Carmenère!
They’ve both had questionable roots! Ryan started out on “The Mickey Mouse Club” with the more musically-coordinated Justin, Christina and Britney from 1993-1995, then sort of disappeared until The Believer in 2001. Carmenère started as one of six main grapes grown in Bordeaux, but wasn’t as widely used and has been phased out. Now it rocks solo in Chile, where about 99% of Carmenère is grown.
They’re versatile! Ryan can do action (Murder By Numbers), romance (The Notebook) and his usual Sundance-style indies (Half Nelson). Carmenère can be very soft and fruity, but if underripe can have a vegetal green pepper taste.
They’re dark! Did you SEE Blue Valentine? Yikes. And have you ever tasted a Carmenère? Holy mama, is it one seriously-stain-your-teeth dark purple. Also, it tastes like dark fruit (think blackberries).
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