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Unreserved Wine Talk

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The Unreserved Wine Talk podcast features candid conversations with the most fascinating people in the wine world. Your host, award-winning journalist Natalie MacLean, dives into how it feels to compete in the nerve-wracking World's Best Sommelier Competition, the shadowy underground of wine forgery… read more


135: Wines from Jon Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Kendall Jenner with Celine Bossart

Are you curious what it would be like to have lavish dinners and wine tastings with rockstars like Jon Bon Jovi and Fergie? How does music impact your perception of wine?

In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with New York wine and spirits journalist, Céline Bossart.

You can find the wines we discussed at



Why was Céline at an impromptu wine dinner with Jon Bon Jovi

How do celebrity/winemaker partnerships work?

What socio-political issues were highlighted with Kendall Jenner’s tequila endorsement?

What can we learn from Mario Lopez’s agave spirit endorsement?

Why was Céline’s interview with Fergie one of her all-time favourites?

What is the connection between music and wine?

How did Céline end up cycling around vineyards in platform boots?

How did New Zealand wine bring Céline to an awesome superyacht experience?


Key Takeaways

No matter which celebrity endorses a wine, it’s the winemaker who makes it that matters most. I agree that the person or winery producing the wine should be on the label as well. In some cases like the Miraval brand from southern France, the celebs formerly behind the wine, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie aren’t on the label, but rather the much respected Perrin brothers are.

I loved listening to Celine’s stories about meeting Jon Bon Jovi and Fergie. It’s nice to know that they’re decent people too.

I’m fascinated with the impact music has on our perception and taste of wine. I plan to explore that more in future episodes.


About Céline Bossart

Céline Bossart is a New York-based freelance writer, editor, photographer, and digital media specialist in the wine and spirits spaces, and particularly their socio-political dynamics. She’s been published in Eater, Wine Enthusiast, Billboard, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, and many more. In her spare time, Céline enjoys drinking wine and binge-watching true crime shows.


Watch Party

Join me for the debut Watch Party of the video of this conversation that I’ll be live-streaming for the very first time on Zoom on Wednesday, July 7th at 7 pm eastern.

You can save your spot for free right here. I’ll be jumping into the comments as we watch it together so that I can answer your questions in real-time.

I want to hear from you! What’s your opinion of what we’re discussing? What takeaways or tips do you love most from this chat? What questions do you have that we didn’t answer?


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