The Blues Brother Drinks Red and White:
Dan Aykroyd Builds a Canadian Winery
July 10, 2007
The wine epiphany for Canadian film star-comedian Dan Aykroyd occurred in a Los Angeles night club in the early 1980s. The erstwhile Blues Brother, Ghostbuster and Conehead was the opening act for his 'Saturday Night Live' buddy, Steve Martin. That night his Blues Brothers Band guitarist Steve Cropper opened a bottle of wine for him. "It was a big Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon," Aykroyd recalls, although he doesn't remember the winery or the vintage. "I changed my whole perception of what I wanted to taste for the rest of my life."