This is a Griffy on Wine Quickie!
How many Star Trek fans do we have? I’m one, I have loved the series since I was a kid. Pains me to read the series has been around for 50 years. The only spanking my father ever gave me was because I wouldn’t leave a store until Star Trek was over, my mother, that’s another story, I bet they are still digging up spatulas in the back yard of the house I grew up in.
This story comes from Wine Spectator, announcing that Star Trek now has its own wine.
• For centuries, winegrowers have planted grapes in some of the world’s most remote terrains in search of the finest terroir. More recently, vintners have started aging wine at the bottom of the sea. We’ve even seen wine fermented with meteorites from outer space. But now a wine marketing team is going where no wine has gone before—to a 50-year-old science fiction series for inspiration. The space-age-sounding Vinport, with CBS Consumer Products, today announced the impending arrival of Star Trek wines, featuring labels by artist Juan Ortiz, known for his retro-styled prints depicting episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series. The initial run will feature three labels honoring classic episodes: “Mirror, Mirror,” “The Trouble with Tribbles” and “The City on the Edge of Forever.” The wine is a Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc blend from Sonoma made at Viansa winery. There are 1,701 cases available, and the bottles are priced at $25 each. Appropriately, the wines are only available for purchase as futures at Vinport.com (or you can press your luck and wait until they come out July 1).
Boldly going where no wine commentator has gone before!