It's been a pretty good week for novelty winos. Yesterday, Alamo Drafthouse launched a Silence of the Lambs wine. Today, Trekkies have been gifted with the existence of Star Trek-themed wines. Presale began this morning on members-only wine site Vinport.com for the three limited-run wines, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, and will run until July 1. CBS partnered with Connecticut-based wine wholesale/import company Votto Vines to launch the wines in commemoration of the show-turned-movie-franchise's 50th anniversary. Each of the bottles are named after "three of the most beloved episodes of all time" from the original series: "The City on the Edge of Forever," "Mirror Mirror" and "The Trouble with Tribbles."
Apparently CBS is also assuming that most Trekkies like red meat, because all happen to be medium-bodied "easy drinking" California red blends that "are full of depth and character." Each bottle will run you $24.99; or, you can buy a whole case (only 1701 cases were made) of the stuff for $285. Here's the full press release:
STAR TREK™, The Wine, Now Available on Vinport.com
Hamden, CT (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
A team of wine industry insiders will allow you "to boldly go where no one has gone before" with the release of collectible wines to commemorate the Star Trek series' nearly fifty years of greatness. A limited 1701 cases of wine have been produced, all of which are available for sale exclusively on Vinport.com.
From the delicate Bajoran spring wine of Kendra province to the fruity bouquet of rare Tulaberry wine, Star Trek has a longstanding appreciation for wine and its many varietals and complex flavors. STAR TREK, the wine, sourced from Viansa Winery in Sonoma, California, is a medium bodied red blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Franc. This beautifully developed blend shows its unique character for a balanced and complex wine that's pleasurable from start to finish. STAR TREK, the wine, retails for $24.99 on http://www.vinport.com/startrek and can be enjoyed with pizza, grilled meats or vegetables, or your favorite Romulan dish.
STAR TREK, the wine, is licensed by CBS Consumer Products and features artwork designed by artist Juan Ortiz in celebration of Star Trek: The Original Series. Fans will recognize three of the wine labels as three of the most beloved episodes of all time: "The City on the Edge of Forever," "The Trouble with Tribbles" and "Mirror, Mirror."
· STAR TREK™, The Wine, Now Available on Vinport.com [PRWeb]
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