Quick, what's feline, Japanese, annoying and coming soon to a wine label near you?
Did you guess Hello Kitty?
Yes, that's right, Hello Kitty wine is coming to Newport Beach. It isn't enough that the saccharine, silent cat stares vapidly from everything from pencils to hairclips; now it has to have its own line of wine. There will be four types available, all made from Pinot Noir grapes by a "great winery" [their PR folks' words, not ours] in Italy: sweet pink and white brut sparkling wines, "Hello Kitty Angel White" and "Hello Kitty Devil Red".
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The wines will be on offer at the Wine Lab in Newport Beach, ranging from $21 to $34 per 750 mL bottle (or a four-bottle deal for $109). There will be a tasting event on Tuesday, June 8 from 6-9 p.m., with all four poured for $19. Reservations can be made by e-mailing Wine Lab Newport. If you go, please check back in here and let us know what you think. We'll be hiding from all the kawaii Hello Kitty paraphernalia sure to be in evidence.