Duran Duran, now in the midst of its 2011 world tour, has a backstage rider with such specific wine requirements that concert promoters may require the services of a sommelier.
Included in the “Wine and Champagne” section of the band’s “STAR Dressing Room” demands are:
* “3 bottles of excellent quality Italian red wine - Sassicaia, Solaia or Tignanello - vintages between 89 and 97”
* “2 bottles of excellent quality white wine - Corton Charlemagne preferred - vintages 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004.”
* “2 bottles of good quality Champagne - Veuve Clicquot or Bollinger preferred.”
The group also wants a bottle of “reasonable quality white wine – Chardonnay or local favorite” and a bottle of Patron Silver tequila. “Do not Supply Regular Tequila,” the rider warns promoters.