If you're an AC/DC fan and also happen to enjoy a nice glass of shiraz, today is a good day.
The legendary band, considered pioneers of the heavy metal genre, has made the unusual move of releasing a new series of wines. It's bizarre only because when I think AC/DC, I imagine something with a bit more kick to it. It's the equivalent of Taylor Swift announcing a new brand of 120-proof whiskey.
And then there are the names:
"The varieties, grown in the Barossa and Coonawarra regions in Australia and the Marlborough region in New Zealand, include Highway to Hell Cabernet, Back in Black Shiraz and You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato."
C'mon, guys! Even Dan Akyroyd sells vodka in a creepy crystal skull
. Isn't there something else you could have run with? A glass lightning bolt filled with tequila, perhaps? Regardless, it is something that's a bit more accessible to the masses, if a bit tongue-in-cheek. Australian supermarket chain Woolworths, which plans to stock the beverages, called the decision a "no brainer."
"We wanted to make sure that AC/DC’s hometown fan base could have easy access to their rock icons wines," said Steve Donohue
, general manager of buying for the Woolworths Liquor Group. "For us it was a no-brainer to make it available nationally, no one misses out. This is a world-wide phenomena and a first in the market place."
AC/DC wine hits stores across Australia today for an estimated retail price of $16.99.