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When Mariah Carey accepted her breakthrough actress award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival recently, is was widely reported that she was ‘off her face’.
Indeed Miss Carey made no attempt to hide inebriation during her bizarre acceptance speech. And why not? If we’re honest, how many of us have been unhinged through the combination of adrenalin, bubbles and the winning of awards?
However, if we are to believe The Wine Spectator, Miss Carey was actually playing a blinding marketing strategy to promote her new champagne brand. According to the revered vinous publication her behaviour:
… kept the news cycle going for a few more days, then [she] took to her Twitter account to announce the 2010 release of her own rosé bubbly, Angel. Newspapers like New York’s Daily News and the UK’s Guardian took that news at face value, with Stuart Heritage of the Guardian going so far as to predict it will “taste like a bottle of sweat that’s had an AA battery dropped in it.” What no one has seemed to notice is that Angel is a 13-year-old brand based in Reims whose bottles have recently begun to appear in popular music videos, including Carey’s—meaning that “her” Champagne brand will likely be little more than a simple licensing deal, á la the hordes of other wines “created” by musicians and bands.
This may well be the case, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the voluptuous Miss Carey and I would happily sip Angel from her Christian Louboutin shoes. Lets take a look at that acceptance speech again shall we?