FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 2, 2016
The Tragically Hip proudly Releases Limited Edition “Ahead by a Century” Chardonnay
Ultra-Premium limited edition VQA wine celebrates 20th Anniversary and is a follow up pair to last year’s Fully Completely Grand Reserve Red Wine Iconic Canadian rock stars The Tragically Hip announced the release today of their newest wine creation – “Ahead by a Century” Chardonnay. The premium VQA Chardonnay commemorates the 20th Anniversary of their highly acclaimed 5th album – Trouble at the Henhouse which debuted at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart 20 years ago, stayed #1 for 4 straight weeks and has been certified 6 times platinum.
The wine is a collaboration with multi-award winning Stoney Ridge Estate Winery in Vineland who also worked with the band on the critically acclaimed creation of the Fully Completely Grand Reserve Red, which became one of the fastest selling ultrapremium VQA wines ever launched. Band members Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair and Johnny Fay, once again worked directly with Stoney Ridge head winemaker Jeff Hundertmark on a rich and elegant 2014 ultra-premium Chardonnay.
“With the incredible success of the Fully Completely Grand Reserve Red, a Chard seemed like the next logical step for us, and this one has exceptional quality and taste” commented guitarist Rob Baker. Baker went on to say, “We’re proud to be a part of the burgeoning Canadian wine industry, and it has been a thrill to work with the talented wine team at Stoney Ridge”.
Stoney Ridge is owned by well-known Canadian sports radio and TV personality Bob McCown who commented that “we are once again honoured to partner with legendary Canadians, The Tragically Hip on what we believe to be a legendary Chardonnay as we continue to grow Stoney Ridge and the Niagara wine industry”. The wine will be available at Stoney Ridge’s wine boutique in Vineland, direct to Ontario bars and restaurants and via on-line sales at www.thehip.com and Stoney Ridge starting May 7th. The wine is available for pre-sale from May 2nd-6th. (Quantities Are Limited)