Rihanna shows off taste for fine wine
Pop star Rihanna appears to have not only a taste for fine wine, but the good sense not to leave a bottle behind after a night out.
The singer, known for hits including ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Umbrella’, was spotted leaving Italian eatery Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday night clutching a half-drunk bottle of the Super Tuscan fine wine, Sassicaia.
With a bottle retailing at about £130 ($210) in the UK, and a restaurant mark up likely to have pushed the cost up even further, it’s no surprise Rihanna didn’t want to leave it behind.
The US has traditionally proved particularly receptive to the Super Tuscans, which include big hitters such as Ornellaia and Sassicaia.
This year Sassicaia rose from 44th to the 28th most popular wine of 2014, according to a report by fine wine monitor Liv-ex.
Admittedly its cost is unlikely to have phased the 26-year-old singer who last year raked in $48 million, according to Forbes.