After hearing about Charlie Sheen's recent drunken rampage in his NYC hotel room, tons of alcoholic beverages ran through my mind ...
Did he spend the night drinking Four Horsemen cocktails (made of Jack, Johnny, Jim, and Jose ... all my favorite men)?
Maybe he just pounded Long Island Iced Teas, which consists of five liquors but you barely taste the alcohol?
Nope. What Charlie Sheen got over-the-top, cannot-be-tamed, shlepping-over drunk off of was wine.
A very fine $5,900 bottle of wine. (Well, two bottles actually.)
He, along with his hooker porn star date, finished off two bottles of 1959 Grand Vin de Chateau Latour in the Plaza Hotel suite.
The French wine comes from the famous Medoc wine region, right outside of Bordeaux. Chateau Latour itself has been producing vines since the 14th century, even becoming a favorite of Thomas Jefferson while he was a minister to France. The Grand Vin designation, which Sheen so animatedly enjoyed, is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, with the remainder featuring Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
Personally, I'm doing good if I can tell the difference between a Merlot and a Cab, but for you wine connoisseurs out there, the aged wine has been described by vino pros as "big full bold black cassis fruit on the nose with tight black coffee dusty black fruit on the palate."
And, because he's Charlie Sheen, he mixed this sought-after fine wine with Stoli vodka (well that explains a lot), which, as we all know, resulted in the police finding him nakey and coked out on the hotel floor.
Surprised at Charlie's expensive boozing? Have you ever mixed vodka and red wine?