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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have extended their line of work from acting into winemaking this year.
As one of the highest-paid couples in the world, the engaged actors have owned Chateau Miraval since 2008. The estate is complete with a thousand acres of vineyards in southwestern France.
It was Pitt and Jolie's interest in wine and friendship with French winegrower Marc Perrin that led to a partnership on a special bottle to bear the name Miraval on it. The first bottle of wine will be a 2012 vintage pink rosé with the label reading "Bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin," according to People magazine.
When it comes to hard work, the "Mr. and Mrs. Jones" co-stars are no strangers.
"We talked a lot and did the first harvest together," Perrin told French magazine Challenges of the couple. "They are very demanding in seeking excellence in the quality and character of their wine."
The wine will be released in the U.S. beginning on March 15, with reviews to follow in magazines such as Wine Spectator.
The wine is not the only new project ahead for the couple. Jolie, 37, is currently in talks with Walden Media and Universal Studios over the film "Unbroken," according to Deadline.
The film will follow the extraordinary life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who went on to become a prisoner of war during WWII.
Jolie made her directorial debut with "In the Land of Blood and Honey" last year, but "Unbroken" will mark her first take on a major studio film.
As one of Hollywood's top actresses, it may surprise some that Jolie is pursuing a career behind the camera.
Meanwhile, Jolie and Pitt have remained silent about their wedding plans, but a source close to the couple will wed "definitely this year." Together since 2005, the actors share six children together.
Although reports of Pitt and Jolie getting married are unconfirmed, Jolie opened up about her family life in a recent interview.
During a video interview for Louis Vuitton, Jolie recounted a recent trip to Cambodia with her children where her sons acquired a taste for an unusual treat.
"My boys love to eat crickets," said the actress, via E! News. "It's their favorite thing. They ate them like Doritos."
Moreover, Jolie noted that her children liked the treat so much she had to curb their cravings.
"I had to actually ban the cricket eating at some point, because I was afraid they were gonna get sick from too many," Jolie added. "But they're good, they are like a potato chip."
When it comes to her widespread fame, Jolie has revealed that her life is very ordinary. Despite their boundless celebrity, the actress said that she and Pitt "have a very normal, very grounded home."