Iconic women and their wine

Take your vino inspiration from some of history's most influential women

In honour of Valentine’s Day and to celebrate iconic women from the last two centuries, Corney & Barrow Wine Merchants have created some inspired pairings to assist you in finding your perfect tipple.

Elizabeth Taylor & Grenache

Elizabeth Taylor always radiated confidence. Her personality attracted and impressed the boldest men. We’ve paired her with a punchy, full of flavour Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale Tardieu-Laurent decadently ripe fruit and means business!

Marilyn Monroe & Champagne

The beautiful Marilyn Monroe’s favourite drink was Champagne; she even took a Champagne bath once! She deserves something elegant and sophisticated, just like our Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs.

Ingrid Bergman & Pedro Ximenez

Ingrid Bergman’s guilty pleasure was ice cream. Paired with San Emilio Pedro Ximenez, it’s a decadent treat. We’re sure Ingrid would have loved it too!

Sophia Loren & Syrah

Just like Sophia Loren, Syrah is intense, sexy and gallant. La Jonction Syrah Cuvée matches perfectly; it will pass through ages without a wrinkle!

Meryl Streep & Viognier

Cited in the media as the “best actress of her generation” for her versatility in her roles, Meryl Streep is classy, generous and kind. We’ve paired her with a full bodied Terre de Lumière Viognier from Celliers Jean d’Alibert, refined yet forceful in character.

Audrey Hepburn & Pinot Grigio

Loved by all, Audrey Hepburn was graceful, delicate and humble… just like this fresh Pinot Grigio from La Tunella!

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