From Fazio’s chocolate to Sting’s wine, the stars who take us by the throat

From Riccardo Scamarcio to Bruno Vespa, from Gianna Nannini to Andrea Bocelli, from Carol Bouquet to Helen Mirren, many well-known faces of the showbiz have invested in food and wine

From the chocolate of Fabio Fazio to the wine of Stingwith oil of Riccardo Scamarcio: more and more stars who, putting down the microphone for a moment, the public take it by the throat.

Self Fabio Fazio has decided to produce high quality chocolate by taking over and transforming an old chocolate factory, Lavoratti 1938, with the advice of the legendary Sicilian pastry chef Corrado Assenza, Sting He has been producing wine and oil for many years on his Il Palagio estate in Figline Valdarno, where he has also opened a restaurant. Riccardo Scamarcio for several years he has been producing oil in his farm in Puglia but recently he has also inaugurated the production of wine: in Polignano a Mare his ‘Rivale’ was born, the only Apulian Pinot Noir, produced in a limited number of bottles.

He is also famously engaged in the production of wine and oil Al Bano, who in his Cellino San Marco estate has been alternating his artistic activity with that of a farmer for many years: one of his best-known wines is ‘Don Carmelo’, which bears the name of the singer’s father. Even the host of ‘Porta a Porta’ Bruno Vespa he started a wine production in Manduria with his sons Alessandro and Federico. With the label ‘vespa – Vignaioli per Passione’ are born ‘Il Bruno dei Vespa’, ‘Il Rosso dei Vespa’ and also the sparkling wine ‘Noitre’.

Among the Tuscan artists, Andrea Bocelli, has continued a tradition that was already in the family by cultivating classic Tuscan vines such as Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia and Trebbiano in his estate in Lajatico, giving life to bottles with evocative names such as’ Bacelli Tenor ‘,’ Bocelli In Canto ‘and the cheaper’ Andrea red wine ‘. In the same estate there is also ‘Lajatica’, a cosmetic line made with pomace.

The Sienese could not miss the appeal Gianna Nanniniwhich produces three red wines in Tuscany: ‘Baccano’ (which takes its name from one of its songs ‘Radio Baccano’), ‘Rosso di Clausura’ and ‘Il Chiostro di Venere’.

Italian food and wine has also bewitched other foreign artists, as has the French actress for many years Carol Bouquet produces an excellent passito in Pantelleria, which he called ‘Sangue d’oro’, while Mick Hucknallthe legendary voice of Simply Red, started in 2000 the production of ‘Nero D’Avola, The singer’ in an estate at the foot of Etna, in the province of Catania, which he recently put up for sale.

Finally, the Oscar-winning English actress stands out for its originality Helen Mirren that in his farm in Tiggiano, in Puglia, has 400 pomegranate plants with which he announced his intention to produce healthy and organic fruit juice.