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Big Star Sips Local Wine

3/29/2012

Actress Brooke Shields and the cast and crew of her latest film are sipping on a little Hot Flash™, thanks to a local BC winery, the House of Rose. At Brooke’s request, House of Rose winery delivered two cases of their Hot Flash wine to the wrap up party in New Orleans for the cast and crew of her latest film

The Hot Flashes

."It began when we received a call from a fellow in the United States” explained Aura Rose, Co-Owner and Winemaker, House of Rose Winery, “asking to have two cases of our Hot Flash wine shipped to New Orleans.”

It turned out the man on the phone was Michael Zarara, the personal assistant of Brooke Shields.

Brooke was on location in New Orleans, wrapping up filming of The Hot Flashes – a comedy starring Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Camryn Manheim and Wanda Sykes. “Apparently, Brooke had heard about our wine from a friend in New York and wanted to give a bottle to each member of the cast and crew,” said Rose. “It is fitting, really, as Hot Flash was made to celebrate that period of middle-age womanhood and the film The Hot Flashes offers a fun take on a group of unappreciated middle-aged women.”

So the VQA (Vintners Quality Assurance) wine began its odyssey from House of Rose to Brooke and her cast and crew, arriving just in time for the party. “Brooke even made a fun tribute video to the wine as a thank you


 

Hot Flash is a blend of Syrah and Marechal Foch and it’s another award-winner, like many local wines. Hot Flash recently won a silver medal at the 2011 All Canada Wine Competition. “We are thrilled to hear that Brooke Shields has reached out to House of Rose. It is a big deal to receive the attention of someone as well-recognized as Ms. Shields, not just for House of Rose, but also for our BC wine region, and specifically for our Kelowna Wine Trails,” said Catherine Frechette, Communications Manager of Tourism Kelowna. “It shines the spotlight on Kelowna as a wine destination with her film crew and her fans, broadening the awareness of the beauty and quality product of this area. We are very happy for House of Rose - it is a positive story all around!”

Added Rose: “It’s pretty exciting that our wine has received such international exposure in such a unique way – on the set of a Hollywood movie. We are thrilled by her support and appreciation and we’ve invited her to come and visit. Hopefully she’ll come here one day to see where it was made.”

Background

House of Rose Winery (www.houseofrose.ca) is located in Kelowna and has been owned by Aura Rose and her husband Wouter van der Hall since July 2009. Hot Flash™ was released in May 2010, after a focus group of 85 women helped create the blend and the label. The idea grew from a dinner party with a group of friends, including one experiencing a “hot flash.” For more on the history of Hot Flash™

see: http://www.houseofrose.ca/hotflash/. Find us on Facebook at:

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The film The Hot Flashes is about an unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenging the current arrogant high school girls' state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as these marginalized women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, and become a national media sensation. For more information on the movie see: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2201251/

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