Chris Jerichos Wine Fires Up Fans
Enemies - 6th December 2019
champ is making a bubbly called A Little Bit of the
Bubbly. But what does the reigning villain of wrestling-winemaking
think of that?
it come down to the dreaded Hell in a Cellar match?
(Courtesy of Nocking Point Wines)
By Shawn Zylberberg, Peter Lane
threats and taunts are the long-cherished language
of pro wrestling, but in 2019, macho doesn't sound
quite how it used to. So after winning the first AEW
(All Elite Wrestling) World Champion title in September,
ring legend Chris Jericho triumphantly strode backstage
covered in sweat, bruises and blood and, on spotting
a table of victory spoils, growled, "Ooh! A little
bit of the bubbly!"
took just three months for Jericho's much-memed expression
to get slapped on a bottle of "A Little Bit of
the Bubbly" bubbly, and Le Champion's enophilic
enthusiasm has already sold 1,000 cases of the Columbia
Valley sparkling wine. A Little Bit of the Bubbly
is a collaboration between Jericho, AEW and Nocking
Point Wines in Walla Walla, Wash. It came together
remarkably fast for anything to do with alcohol,
Nocking Point co-owner (and star of the TV superhero
series Arrow, and occasional pro wrestler) Stephen
Amell told Unfiltered. This thing went from
a viral sensation to wine being finished and television
being produced around it within six weeks."
was jazzed about the bubbly from the start, but a
previous attempt at creating a wine had put him on
the ropes. Getting your own spirit is not easy,
Jericho told Unfiltered. It was not something
I wanted to go down the same road again, so there
were certain specifics I was looking for, which
the winery met, with the help of Rotie Cellars winemaker
with that, Jericho becomes the undisputed heavyweight
champion of wrestling winewait, what's that
noise? A cello? Bah gawd, that's Niles Plonk's music!!!
If he wants to bring me in, Id definitely
give him a lesson or two on class and educate him
on the finer points of drinking his bubbly wine,
the Missouri winemaker by day and wine-snobwrestler
by night told Unfiltered when he heard about Jericho's
entry into the vino arena. Or, The Connoisseur suggested,
they might work as a tag-team pairingif they
could keep their tempers corked. Its a
matter of who sets the other ones ego off the
most, then it could probably come to blows.
for his part, dismissed the idea of allowing his rivals
even a little bit of the bubbly. I wouldnt
share it with them," he said. "Id
sip it myself. Folks, this one might have to
be settled in a steel tank matchor even the
grueling Hell in a Cellar.S.Z.
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