Paul Henry's back... with another bottle of wine
Paul Henry's off our TV screens but he's still hard at work - selling wine.
In the footsteps of Paul Newman and his olive oil and George Foreman and his grill, Henry is flogging a second vintage of his Paul Henry's Own Pinot Noir after the original 8,000 bottles put on sale last year sold out within a week amid a flurry of marketing.
Henry's PR firm say the original bottling caused so much interest that it crashed winemaker Glengarry's website.
This time, Henry's pushing 24,000 bottles from Invivo, the wine merchants who also sell a Graham Norton-branded wine, and they are claiming it as a "unique mix" of Central Otago pinot grapes.
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In a press release, Henry said: "My last wine was world class but I wanted more Paul Henry in this wine, and it doesn't disappoint. This is a very smooth Pinot Noir – as good as the last one – but better. You could be filing for bankruptcy and if you had a glass of this wine in your hand, you'd have to pause and think that life's not too bad."
Henry will host a tasting of his wine at Glengarry's Victoria Park store in Auckland on March 24 from 5.30pm and will also sign bottles.
His last screen outing was as a guest on Three's The Project after declaring last year that he was 'semi-retired' from television.