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AC/DC Launches Wine Collection

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Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 1:51 PM

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For those about to drink, AC/DC would like you to try their Shiraz.

The Australian band has joined forces with New South Wales-based winery Warburn Estate to produce four bottled varieties named after their biggest hits, the (UK) Daily Mail reports. AC/DC The Wine selections include "Back in Black" Shiraz, "You Shook Me All Night Long" Moscato, "Highway to Hell" Cabernet Sauvignon and "Hells Bells" Sauvignon Blanc.

What, no "Whole Lotta Rosie" Rose?

The metal-inspired vino, made from grapes sourced from the Barossa and Coonawarra regions, goes on sale in Australia on August 18.

According to the product description, the "Back in Black" Shiraz "bangs out spice and dark berry. Made in an easy drinking style, [it] is best enjoyed while cranking up the stereo and just like an AC/DC concert, it's perfect now but can also be re-lived over the next few years." And, it pairs beautifully with bat-head tartare.

Steve Donohue, general manager of buying for the Woolworths Liquor Group, which will sell the line, told the Australian Associated Press that it was a "no-brainer" to sell the wine nationally.

One of the highest-grossing bands of all time, AC/DC is not the first rock group to launch a wine collection. Past groups who lent their names to wines include the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, KISS, Motorhead, Whitesnake and Warrant. Madonna and Barbra Streisand have also dabbled in the wine business.

Ironically, AC/DC's original singer, Bon Scott, died in London in February 1980 after a night of heavy drinking. He was replaced by Brian Johnson.

What's next, "You Shook Me All Night Long" The Cologne?

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