Stacy Ann Ferguson (aka Fergie) defines the term "Fergalicious" in a song, but what does it taste like? If the red blend bearing the same name on the pop diva's Ferguson Crest label is any indication: cabernet sauvignon, syrah, grenache and merlot. Based in Santa Barbara, the label is Fergie's collaboration with winemaker Joey Tensley and her father, Patrick, who grows some of the grapes. "We had picking parties during the harvest," she says. "The whole place just has its own personality" Just like the Duchess herself. ...
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The Hollywood Reporter:
Fergie Uncorks a Valley Wine Label
Here's a little-known fact: Before Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson was a diva, she was a geek. Maybe it's more accurate to say a wine-geek-to-be.
The Black Eyed Peas singer traces her earliest wine memories to childhood in Hacienda Heights in the San Gabriel Valley, around the time she was a budding talent on Kids Incorporated. Her parents devised a wine-themed parlor game for guests.
"They'd pour some wine with the bottle covered," says Fergie, "and there'd be a sheet of paper with 10 descriptions on it. You'd have to match whatever you were drinking with the description." Fergie says she loved to sneak a sip or two and compare her notes with the printed ones. ...
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Los Angeles Confidential:
Fergie's New Wine and Vineyard
Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Fergie is turning over a new (grape) leaf with her Santa Barbara vineyard and signature wine, Ferguson Crest. Begun with her father, Pat Ferguson, the wine is a passion project for the two, who are hands-on in the production. "My father has been a horticulturist all his life. We spent a lot of our time with him growing blood oranges, guavas, artichokes, macadamia nuts, figs, and strawberries," says Fergie. "When my father took an interest in wine later in life, it was only natural for us to want to work on this project with him." ...
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MSN: 10 best celebrity-and-wine pairings: Ferguson Crest
Does wine pair well with Black Eyed Peas? Safe to say it does with at least one of them: Lead singer (and solo artist) Fergie, whose burgeoning empire has expanded from pop singer to beauty entrepreneur and now to winery owner. She and her horticulturist father, Pat Ferguson, are the family force behind Ferguson Crest wines, which they recently unveiled.
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Fergie makes wine?
Don't think celebrities like to get dirty? Every harvest in the Santa Ynez Valley, sexy, chart-topping pop singer Fergie of the Grammy-winning Black Eyed Peas and her hunky actor husband, Josh Duhamel, stomp syrah grapes in the traditional pigeage method until their toes turn purple. ...
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A FERGALICIOUS VINTAGE:
"PEOPLE CAN HATE MY MUSIC
AND STILL LOVE THIS WINE"
Fergie is already a multi-hyphenate: She's a singer (solo and with the Black-Eyed Peas), an actor and a beauty entrepreneur. But it’s Fergie’s latest project that she says taps into her true passion.
Ferguson Crest is a new line of wines—there’s Syrah, Cabernet, Viognier and, of course, a blend called “Fergalicious”—and the name, of course, comes from the Black Eyed Peas singer’s family, which is what the product is all about. ...
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