Here we go again: another musician has attached their name to a wine. Actually, in this case – much like KISS before them – it’s an entire band name attached to the product. The thrash metal icons of Slayer are reportedly readying the launch of their first wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon called Reign in Blood because of course it is.
According to reports, the wine is the result of collaboration between Slayer and Brands for Fans, a new Swedish start-up company that aims to “combine the strength of a brand - be it an actor, a band, a writer or a company - with quality beverages.” But what does it taste like? Is it oaky like a velvet-lined coffin, smoky like brimstone, or light like the souls of children? Allow Brands for Fans to fill you in:
The wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon from California, is as uncomprimising [sic] and tough as the band. After a couple of Seasons in the Abyss, the wine has an undisputed attitude and a soft nose of dark berry fruits with oak and spicy nuances. Good mouth feel with hints of fresh fruit and juicy, smooth tannins. Well structured and rounded with subtle notes of oak, showing true Divine Intervention. Best company for the wine comes as no surprise, enjoy it while headbanging, riffing or with food, friends and great music. Reign in Wine!
Sounds good! Don’t get too excited, though – sadly, Reign in Blood is only available in Sweden at the moment. Between this and the fact that Motörhead Shiraz is only available in the UK, Germany, and the icy Viking terrain of Scandinavia (very metal) we don’t quite know what to do with ourselves. Come on, Hanson – how’s that IPA coming along?