For anyone who enjoys necking their wine at warp speed, or indeed those more inclined to take a leisurely approach to the iconic sci-fi franchise, a new line of Star Trek inspired wines could well be one for you.
Wines that Rock has struck a deal with CBS Consumer Products to launch a line of Star Trek Wines, kicking off proceedings with the 2016 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois from Bordeaux, France, and a Special Reserve United Federation of Planets Old Vine Zinfandel.
The collection is available exclusively at StarTrekWines.com.
Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the upcoming Star Trek: Picard series, which premieres in early 2020 exclusively on CBS All Access in the US, will recognise Chateau Picard as Jean-Luc Picard’s family vineyard in France’s La Barre region.
It also happens that Chateau Picard is the name of an award-winning, multi-generational vineyard in the Bordeaux region of France.
Wines that Rock has teamed with the actual Chateau Picard vineyard to introduce the Star Trek Chateau Picard wine. The 2016 Chateau Picard Bordeaux is an 85 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 per cent Merlot blend that is subtly smoky and spicy with a bright, fresh, clean-tasting style.
Meanwhile, the United Federation of Planets wine is a 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel from across the Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys in Sonoma County, CA.
It is a blend of 87 per cent Zinfandel, 12 per cent Petit Sirah and 1 per cent Syrah. It has aromatics of concentrated strawberry, blackberry and plum preserves with a chewy-layered mid-palate filled with hints of white peppercorn, sweet red and black fruit – every Klingon’s favourite.
The first 1701 two-bottle combo packs include a numbered, limited edition of the United Federation of Planets Special Reserve. The first 1701 collectors will also have priority notices on all future releases.
The wines will be featured this week at Star Trek Las Vegas– the biggest Star Trek event in the US running July, 31 to August, 4 at the Rio Hotel and Suites.
“Star Trek Wines has brought out the true passions of our entire team. It was a unique opportunity to work with award-winning winemakers and the CBS Consumer Products team to create a collection with authentic stories,” said Wines That Rock’s president Howard Jackowitz.
“Our goal has been to produce small batch, limited-edition, collectible wines that we as fans want to own. This is what we are all about – creating a product that is genuine with a great story behind it. Live long and prosper.”