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Blues Brother wins award with icewine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dan Aykroyd, the Canadian former Saturday Night Live comedian and Blues Brothers star, has won an award for his icewine.

His 2005 Signature Reserve Vidal Icewine took home the plaudits at the 2008 Ontario Wine Awards.

The wine, which scored an average of 94.5 points from the competition's judges, also won the Vintage Hotels Vidal Icewine Award category.

Aykroyd said: "We are making wines genuinely enjoyed by ourselves and it's just the beginning. These awards should make everyone proud in our Province that we are producing winning vintages which hopefully some day can be staples in our nation's export catalogue."?

The Hollywood star is not the first celebrity to delve into the wine industry.

Film director Francis Ford Coppola, former NFL coach Mike Ditka and pro golfer Greg Norman all have their own label wine products - Martha Stewart and Paul Newman have recently launched their own products also.