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In honor of National Wine Day, I went searching for the latest offerings from some of our favorite music artists. As soon as I stepped into the wine store, I spotted the good stuff.

Shining like a miniature gold statue, I see the bottle of Armand de Brignac Ace of Spade by music mogul Jay-Z. I pulled the handle of the glass door to get a closer look only to have an alarm go off, which scared the bleep out of me. I put my head down and shuffled down the aisles.

With his mug on the label, it was hard to miss Snoop Dogg’s 19 Crimes Cali Rosé on the shelf. Since there were only two bottles left, I decided to go ahead and bring one back to the studio. I was really impressed with the bottle design of Post Malone‘s Maison No. 9, which is super sleek and clean.

My knowledge of wine varieties is limited so “thank you” to the friendly employee who didn’t yell at me after asking her a thousand questions running around the store. Mary J. Blige, who just received the 2022 Billboard Music Icon Award, has a new line called Sun Goddess and the bottle I found was glowing.

I have no idea how it actually tastes but with a name like Liquid Popsicle, I had to give it an honorable mention. With all that wine, I figured I needed a glass worthy of its own national day. So, I went with the Big Swig from True that holds an entire 740 ML bottle of wine.

Shout-out to Pinot’s Palette where you can enjoy a glass of wine while channeling your inner Picazzo . . . I mean Picasso and paint with your friends.

Lastly, today is the perfect day for me to show my appreciation to my high school friend John Samano, who let me carry his record crates when I was 17 and gave me the bug to become the DJ I am today. Ironically, John is now the owner of Samano Family Cellars.


  • 19 Crimes Cali Rose by Snoop Dogg

    Snoop Dogg Wine

    I imagine this is how Snoop Dogg looks waiting for his song  to be played in the 5 O’clock Traffic Jam Mix

  • Sun Goddess by Mary J. Blige

    Sun Goddess

    Named an Icon and launches her wine in the same year… Congrats Mary!

  • Maison No. 9 by Post Malone

    Post Malone Wine Bottle

    Great looking bottle.

  • Ace of Spade by Jay-Z


    No, I didn’t buy it. Please, I couldn’t even get the cooler open.

  • Big Swig by True

    Big Wine Glass

    Every wine drinker needs one of these. Holds a FULL bottle of wine.

  • Paint and Sip at Pinot's Palette


    This place looks fun. Unleash your inner Picazzo.

  • Honorable Mention


    Liquid Popsicle… I mean… who doesn’t want to try that!?

  • DJ Thump Celebrating Like A Champ


    Now this is how you celebrate National Wine Day.

  • Wayback Wednesday Old School Pictcure


    High School friends John Samano (left) and 17 yr. old Picazzo Stevens (right) DJing an 80’s house party (Beatronix).

  • From DJ to Wine Guy

    Samano Family Cellars

    “I find that making wine is a lot like mixing beats. Once you find the right blend, you stick with it to achieve a fine wine. And just like a great mix that keeps the dance floor full, the same goes for keeping the glass full of fine wine at all times. Salud” – John Samano (Samano Family Cellars)