This was too good to pass up, particularly with our recent Gordon Ramsay posts. During a filming of celebrity chef Ramsay’s The F Word British cooking show, the host outwitted his guest to the latter’s chagrin.
British pop veteran Sir Cliff Richard was left red-faced & steam-eared when Ramsay tricked Richard into criticizing his own brand of wine. The singer owns vineyards in Portugal & is quite proud of his Vida Nova wine, yet he may lack the educated wine-tasting palate. Let’s let Ramsay explain in his own words.
“Sir Cliff Richard told me to f**k off! Sirs can’t swear like that! Cliff’s got this vineyard in Portugal that he’s obsessed with, he’s crushing grapes and all the rest… so we had this brilliant wine-tasting challenge.
“He thought one of the wines was amazing. Of course it was, it was $550 a bottle. Then we got to one which I told him was a $20 wine.
“He said, ‘That’s rubbish! I wouldn’t pay for that. It’s tainted, it tastes like vinaigrette. I’d never even buy that.’ “I said, ‘Cliff, that’s your own wine!’ He went bananas. He bent over and whispered in my ear, ‘F**k yourself.'”
And that’s what I call a good wine tasting!