Hello Kitty wine just might be the cutest way to get tipsy.
In case you weren't already aware, the official Hello Kitty Wine is made in partnership with Italy's Torti Winery and Sanrio, the Japanese company that created Hello Kitty 44 years ago (yes, she’s of legal drinking age).
While it's been in distribution since 2007 in some European and Asian markets, fans are getting excited to taste the wine in a whole new way.
Antonello Ristorante served an innovative Hello Kitty tasting menu that included a salad with a watermelon shaped like Hello Kitty, pink pasta shaped like the iconic hair bow, and a chocolate cake shaped like Hello Kitty herself.
The Torti family is using a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to make a sparkling Hello Kitty Rosé, and Pinot Noir grapes only to make a Sparkling Hello Kitty white wine.
And according to Torti, every grape is hand-picked. The range includes a Pink Sparkling Wine, Sparkling Rosè, Sparkling Rosè Special Edition (50,000 bottles), Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, and Prosecco.
We haven't gotten our hands on a bottle to taste it yet, but rumour has it the Rosé is very sweet, but not cloyingly so. Sources say it smells fruitier than it tastes, and the colour is aesthetically pleasing.
The Hello Kitty Angel Wine is said to be a very refreshing and easy to drink white that also has notes of sweetness but is very sippable once chilled.
It's good for summer and would pair well with fish, or chicken, or loads of veggies.