Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp’s extravagant wine expenditure is not an indication of alcohol addiction or alcoholism, a new report claims. Pictured: Actor attends the People’s Choice Awards 2017 in Los Angeles on Jan. 18, 2017. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Johnny Depp may be spending a little too much on wine. The “Pirate of the Caribbean” star reportedly shells out a whopping $30,000 a month just for wine, but a new report said that his alcohol expenditure may not be as big a problem as it seems on paper.

Depp's extravagant wine spending was brought to the spotlight following his feud with his former managers. Depp sued them for fraud, but they fired back and accused him of living “an ultra-extravagant lifestyle” that he could not afford. This included blowing $30,000 per month on expensive wines, $75 million on 14 residences worldwide and $18 million to renovate a 150-foot yacht, The Wrap reported.

After his rather large wine spending was revealed, many became concerned that the actor may have an alcohol addiction problem. But while Depp’s monthly wine budget might be equal to spending $1,000 for booze a day, according to Good Food, this expenditure is just a habit and not a sign of addiction.

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The publication noted that while a $30,000 monthly wine expenditure might be too much for most people, this is not the case for Depp who made $300 million from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise alone. The actor enjoys both collecting and consuming wine, so spending this much for alcohol is naturally part of his expenditure and might not be noteworthy.

Depp’s wine spending also does not indicate alcohol addiction as there is no record proving how much wine the actor consumes nor how much he owns. And he might be consuming less than people think. He once mentioned that among his favorite wines were the Pétrus and Château Cheval-Blanc. The former is priced at $2,500 per bottle, while the latter goes for $135,000 a pop, Munchies reported.

Considering Depp only purchased Pétrus, specifically 12 bottles in a month, his consumption could be nothing more than two glasses a day. It’s hardly a binge. In addition, he may also store the wine or give them as gifts.

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