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Out with Winona, In with Wino

Well, well, it seems that body art does indeed last longer than love. Love of a woman, that is. Uber famous and much tattooed actor Johnny Depp recently confessed to having his “Winona Forever” tattoo abbreviated (via laser) to read “Wino Forever.”

No joke. Apparently, the rebellious actor known in the past for trashing hotel rooms and dating some of Hollywood’s hottest women (such as, obviously, Winona Ryder) has a serious crush on top Bordeaux. Decanter.com reports that in an interview with Madame Figaro magazine the actor announced that Chateau Calon-Segur, a Saint-Estephe third-growth, is his favorite wine.

Now hold your horses, or maybe I should say your needles. At first blush it seems like a terrific juxtaposition that this dude would know not just a touch but, seemingly, quite a bit about Bordeaux.

In addition to pegging Calon-Segur as his fav because it’s both delicious and a great value, he’s admitted to admiring grand estates Petrus and Chateau Cheval-Blanc, in addition to Burgundy’s Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, purveyor of the most expensive wine in the world.

Alrighty. I say that Depp is exactly the kind of Wino we need. He’s no spectacle-wearing, auction-attending paisley tie-adorned dilettante: he’s just a real guy. That his body art itself proclaims his love of the good stuff is the best part.

I’d personally pay a lot of money to sip some great Bordeaux with a dreadlock-laden and much tattooed Depp in between takes of Pirates of the Caribbean. I’d probably learn a thing or two from the guy, and I know the memory would last at least as long as his body art.

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