Sting Admits He Fell For A Scam And Bought A Wine Estate
The exceptional musician Sting recently admitted to Decanter that he bought an entire wine estate because he and his wife thought the wine from the vineyards was delicious. However, they later found out that the wine they had tasted wasn’t from the estate but was a famous brand.
Sting is known to be one of the most original and talented musicians of all time. He has won 17 Grammy Awards throughout his career, and he has become one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold 100 million records. His success and fame are remarkable, and his songs are recognized by many people worldwide.
You may come across his name on the headlines of rock news with his career, music, or sometimes even sex life. This time, he made his way to the media by admitting that he fell for a scam and bought a property. Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, went to a 16th-century villa in Tuscany while looking for estates and tried the wine the duke claimed was from the property.
The couple loved the wine and were encouraged to purchase the entire vineyard and villa. However, they later discovered that the wine wasn’t from the estate, not even from the region. The couple felt disappointed and angry. Thus, they decided to take care of the vineyard and are now are producing quality wine on their estate.
Here is how he told the story:
“We were negotiating the purchase. We liked the property a lot, even though it was in ruins. The duke asked me if I wanted to taste the wine produced by the estate, and I said yes. It was an excellent wine, and that convinced me to buy the vineyards as well. It was only later that we found out that the duke had served us a Barolo and not his own wine.
It was then that we decided to avenge ourselves and to show that it was possible to produce excellent wine from the vineyards at Palagio. Our whole Tuscan adventure has really been a way of getting our own back.”
To this day, the musician and his wife are producing their wine in various tastes. They hired a consultant to help them in this process, and their determination to forget the scam and prove that they can make better wine using their vineyards helped the couple become successful in another field than music.