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Miranda Lambert wines up

Monday, December 10, 2007 – Miranda Lambert bran dis branching out well beyond music because Lambert partneered with an East Texas label to produce wine.

Miranda Lambert's parents, Rick and Beverly Lambert, introduced the Red 55 Winery. The label is named after Lambert's first pickup, a candy apple red 1955 Chevy.

"A good deal of time went into developing this private wine label and the reason is simple: We believe in families working hard together and celebrating success when it finally comes," a newsletter from Lambert said. "Just like wine, in the music industry there are no overnight sensations. Many years of hard work go into the product that the public ultimately experiences."

The Lamberts partnered with the family of Lou Viney Vinyards of Winnsboro, Texas to "bottle a wine worthy to put Miranda's name on. This family-owned vineyard exemplifies the very values that we honor...It is also our hope that you will experience the great pride that comes from working hard and celebrating success together in your own family."

Wines available go by the names of Red 55, Electric Pink (Lambert plays apink guitar), Belle and Kerosene.

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