Grateful Dead, AC/DC & Motörhead Wines
While Grateful Dead fans are known more for their preference of another vice, the new "Steal Your Face" red wine may be just the thing for the Deadhead uncle on your list. Taking its name and inspiration from the Dead's 1976 live double album, the "Steal Your Face" 2009 red blend is the latest in the Mendocino Wine Company's Wines That Rock line. Like the other selections in the Wines the rock line -- including the Police's "Synchronicity" Red Wine Blend, Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" Cabernet Sauvignon, Rolling Stones' "Forty Licks" Merlot -- the cherry-tinged Grateful Dead wine runs $50 for three bottles.
The Dead are far from the only rockers with their own wine. New additions in late 2011 include the Motorhead Shiraz and AC/DC's line of four aptly-named wines ("Back In Black" Shiraz, "You Shook Me All Night Long" Moscato, "Highway To Hell" Cabernet Sauvignon, "Hells Bells" Sauvignon Blanc), all Australian wines and unfortunately, not for sale stateside just yet.