Radio host Wendy
Williams has finalized a deal to become part owner of The House of Georges Vesselle
champagne as well as the company’s stateside spokesperson.
syndicated radio personality invested in the company after years of tedious
of all, I know it sounds crazy because I’m a simple Black girl from New Jersey,
but in fact, I am the face of the Georges Vesselle champagne and a nice chunky
owner in the company," revealed Williams to AllHipHop.com. "This deal
has been about two years in the making from the beginning talks through the
paperwork legally and then to it finally being imported into the United States,
about two years."
The House of Georges
Vesselle has existed since the 16th century. Its 42-acre vineyard is located
in the heart of the world-renown champagne region in Bouzy, France.
the House produces are extremely popular and featured in high-end restaurants
to let her fans and champagne sample her new product and an invite only event.
Aficionados can join the radio personality for an invite-only preview on February
21 at Spy Nightclub in New York.
The shock jock,
who has been groomed into a champagne expert, said there are four types of the
bubbly liquor and hers is in the upper echelon.
label would be, you know, the lowest," Williams said. "The gold label
is second. The rosé and the platinum are about the same in terms of price
point, and they are the top of the line."
her expertise, she said the venture would secure her family’s financial future
more than her other forays in media and entertainment.
"This is for
our son. This is that ride out to the sunset, a "we’re going to be okay
kind of situation." And I never in my wildest dreams thought that my ride
out would be something like this," Williams concurred. "I write books.
I thought my books were going to be my ride out, you know, situation or maybe
if I ever got a television show where I’m amassing a fortune, the way Ellen
DeGeneres and Oprah and like that. I never in my wildest dreams thought that
my ride out – our ride out, as a family, would be liquor, much less a fine champagne."
The New Jersey
native’s previous forays outside of terrestrial radio included several specials
on VH1 and a tell-all biography about her rise to fame and personal affairs.
Williams has been
a radio jock at New York ‘s Hot 97, Philly’s Power 99, and currently New York’s
WBLS. She recently began podcasting her show through Apple’s iTunes.
The House of Georges
Vesselle is currently available at various restaurants and wineries in New York.