Known for such hits as \u201cSunflower,\u201d \u201cRockstar\u201d and \u201cCircles,\u201d singer-songwriter-rapper Post Malone is Spotify\u2019s most streamed artist of 2019 and someone you can absolutely imagine meeting at a party in a friend\u2019s basement.\r\n\r\nNow, the multiplatinum musical artist is also a person you can expect to have had a hand in supplying your wine. In May, he announced he\u2019d be bringing his gregarious vibes to the glass with Maison No. 9, a 2019 M\u00e9diterran\u00e9e IGP ros\u00e9. The bottling was created in partnership with Global Brand Equities, a company that produces branded wines and spirits, and Malone\u2019s longtime music manager, Dre London.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cYou either like a drink, or you don\u2019t,\u201d says Malone. \u201cWe have created a liquid we all love.\u201d\r\n\r\nHere, the 25-year-old talks about his foray into the beverage industry, and when life is most wine-appropriate.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat made you decide to enter the wine business?\r\n\r\nI was introduced to the winemaker, Alexis [Cornu], through my friend James Morrissey from Global Brand Equities last February. My manager, Dre, and I met James for dinner at The Nice Guy in LA. James had just returned from visiting the vineyard in France. During the middle of my European tour [from February to March 2019], Dre arranged a jet from Paris to the South of France to get us to the vineyard. We fell in love with the wine, the vineyard and the winemaker... Last summer, we also filmed a lot of my \u201cSaint-Tropez\u201d music video there, too.\r\n\r\nWhy ros\u00e9?\r\n\r\nI saw more and more of my friends drinking ros\u00e9. I always liked the color of it and the vibe that goes with it. Dre suggested we travel to the source and got educated on the juice. I wanted to make sure we came up with something that\u2019s easy to drink and doesn\u2019t take itself too seriously. I think people think wine has to be expensive to be good. That\u2019s what we set out to create with Maison No. 9: a high quality wine at an accessible price point.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ve also partnered with Bud Light. What are occasions when you tend to reach for beer, and when do you like to have wine? \r\n\r\nI drink both. Beer is my go-to water. Ros\u00e9 is for when you want to get a little fancy. It\u2019s a nice switch up. Let\u2019s chug a beer, then cool it down with a nice glass of ros\u00e9 sometime.\r\n\r\nThe Maison No. 9 bottle is super slim and all glass, and it has a sword on it. Why go with that design? \r\n\r\nSwords are fucking awesome, and I\u2019ve been into them since I was a little kid. I have a collection of them at home and a claymore sword tattoo on my face. The name of the wine is a reference to the tarot card, the Nine of Swords.