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Diane Keaton: I need my wine chilled

Diane Keaton has spoken about her new line of alcoholic beverages.

(Cover) - EN Star Style - Actress Diane Keaton is venturing into the wine business.

The Annie Hall star crafted her new The Keaton collection to be served just the way she enjoys it.

Diane prefers all of her wine on ice, but the thespian can’t recall exactly why she decided to drink the alcoholic beverage this way.

"I'm not sure when I started (doing) that," she told "I think most likely since it was so hot in N.Y. when I lived there in the 1970s. I used to go on the balcony to cool down, since my apartment didn't have (air conditioning) and one day I thought about trying it on ice. It has stuck ever since then!"

Diane came up with the name for her wine after sharing her preferred way of sipping vino with U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

The comedienne delighted Diane with an impressive beverage.

"Ellen heard I drink my wine on ice and surprised me with a nice glass!" Diane recalled. "I couldn't turn that down. Eventually it got nicknamed The Keaton... It's just my preference..."

The affordable line, which is created with grapes sourced from different vineyards, will be available in white and red. The beverage also has a charitable component, as a portion of the proceeds from sales is going to benefit research at the Lou Ruvo Center in Las Vegas.

"I wanted affordable wines that blend grapes from different regions," Diane continued. "Both wines are fruit forward and are well balanced. They go with any kind of food. I insisted on the twist-off cap... It's not fancy, but neither am I."

Diane joins a long list of Hollywood winemakers, including Francis Ford Coppola, Johnny Depp, Lorraine Bracco, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Sam Neill, Gerard Depardieu and Emilio Estevez.

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