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Evil Nick Venable here. Let me speak to both fans and non-fans of Star Trek for a second. Let me know who you are by saying, “Oh yeah!” wherever you’re at. (Mwahaha. That’s as evil as I get these days.) So, do you guys just really want Star Trek-themed alcohol? Because people are definitely banking on getting drunk with your money.
Not long after we found out about Harvest Moon Brewing’s Vulcan Ale and their line of Trek-themed beers, Vinport is selling a limited edition Star Trek wine. It’s a red blend from the Viansa Winery in Sonoma, California, and you can purchase it from now until July 31. While you might want to buy one to sip out of your wine glass with the Enterprise base, the wine itself is secondary to the bottle labels, celebrating three of the most popular episodes of the Original Series.
CBS wisely chose to use the wildly talented artist Juan Ortiz’s retro posters that he began releasing last year. Every single one of his prints has a very distinct point of view, and the three episodes chosen reflect his work accordingly. The episodes chosen were “The City on the Edge of Forever,” “Mirror Mirror,” and “The Trouble With Tribbles.” If only wine bottles could increase in number the way those adorable little bastards do.
At 13.5% apv, the wine is described as “a special blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Dolcetto, Tinta Cao and Tempranillo. The blend comes together to create a medium-bodied, easy drinking red wine that is full of depth and character.” Each bottle will run you $24.99, with the only discount coming from ordering 12 bottles. Six bottles gets you free shipping. Otherwise, you’re paying a flat rate of $20. They really want you to buy more than one. I guess they don’t want you to drink so much that you’ll wake up wanting to go back and alter time. It gets tricky.