The stimulating Christie Brinkley


Christie Brinkley is an upbeat disciple for Bellissima, a stimulating wine. Upbeat, and as Mark Phillips discovered, VERY hands on. (An progressing chronicle of this story was creatively promote on Nov 20, 2016):

“It’s my new workout,” grunted Christie Brinkley, lugging a booze case.

No one will ever credit Brinkley of a miss of enthusiasm.  Lately, she’s been even some-more motivated.

Bellissima is her very own booze tab — a operation of Prosecco, the Italian sparkle that is about the hottest thing in the booze business right now. U.S. sales are up about a third any year lately. 


Christie Brinkley (with match Mark Phillips) lugs cases of her wine, Bellissima.

And Brinkley and her partners consider they’ve found a way to mangle by the marketplace clutter: Her.

Phillips said, “Of all the places I’ve graphic you, the loading wharf wasn’t one of them, we have to say.”

“Oh, trust me, I’m concerned in every aspect of this,” she said.

More than 4 decades into a displaying career, Christie Brinkley never met a camera lens she didn’t like — and that didn’t like her back.

Prosecco, prolonged the pre-dinner booze in Italy, is being marketed in the U.S. as a kind of champagne but the pretentions (and but the cost tag). More froth for the buck.

Phillips asked if she were a Prosecco girl before getting concerned in the Prosecco business. “Oh yeah, I’ve had my satisfactory share,” she laughed.

In the Veneto segment of Italy, about an hour north of Venice, where anything that calls itself Prosecco has to come from, they can’t make adequate of the stuff. (“Everybody wants Prosecco,” Brinkley said.)  If you’re going to get into the booze business, this is the place.

And this is where Brinkley has come.


Christie Brinkley checks out the grapes of the Italian vineyard where her Prosecco, Bellissima, is made.

She’s not only found a booze she likes; Christie Brinkley seems to have found the fountain of youth.  She’s 63 years old now … going on 23 by the demeanour of her. 

“You know, we have been around a looooong time,” she said.

It has been 38 years given she became the nation’s pin-up girl, appearing on 3 uninterrupted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, from 1979 to 1981 — the only time anybody’s ever finished that. “I finished up amatory this career,” she said. “And we adore the fact that every day is different. No two days are alike.”

And her life has been like a timeline of the Boomer Generation, if a little some-more glamorous.  Not everybody has a pop-star husband in whose music video you can some-more or reduction play yourself.  

“I have a thesis song,” she laughed. “Wherever we go!

“It’s so humorous since we walked into the U.S. Open with my son, who loves tennis. And the second we lay down, ‘Uptown Girl’ starts. And we said, ‘Oh my gosh, what a coincidence!’  And he goes, ‘Now, Mom, we don’t consider it’s a coincidence. Look up.’ And we’re on the Jumbotron!”

Billy Joel, of “Uptown Girl” fame, was one of 4 husbands and 4 divorces — two good, two bad, she says. There were 3 children along the way.

It’s been a life of mostly highs and some poignant lows, from her family’s beginnings in Michigan, to surfer-girl California, to an art student’s life in Paris where she was detected in a post office, the fable goes.

“I never really wanted to be a model. That was never a dream of mine,” she said. “And we was a little embarrassed. But we indispensable the money!

“But my friends, you know, were kind of like, ‘Well, that’s so bourgeois of you to do this. How can you do this?’ And we was like, ‘Well, we can means to take us all to Greece!’ And they’re like, ‘Okay! Not bad.'”

Whenever she’s been counted out, she’s always seemed to miscarry back — never with a higher, or maybe some-more unlikely, miscarry than when she was asked to play Roxi Hart in the long-running musical, “Chicago.” The reviews, like her marriages, were mixed. But it jump-started her career once again.

“I never felt like we retired,” she said. “I always get a little bit angry when we review ‘former model.’ And I’m like, ‘Former?’ What do they consider I’ve been doing all this time? I’m still here. we haven’t left anywhere!”

Christie has used her celebrity in product graduation before. There’s the skin caring line, and gym equipment. 

And in gripping with the always-look-your-best theme, her fans may be gratified to know the new Prosecco operation is organic, and includes a sugar-free option. “It’s 0 sugar, it’s 0 carbs. This is protected for people with diabetes, for people on a diet,” she said.

What the universe needs: Diet Prosecco. Down the hatch!

And if anybody thinks Brinkley’s new line is a way of toasting the finish of her career, toast again: “If people are anticipating to get a bottle of my Prosecco, like, cocktail that cork and say, ‘Yay, she’s retired,’ that’s not gonna occur right away!” she laughed.

For some-more info:

  • Bellissima Prosecco and Sparkling Wines

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