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Sunday June 9, 2013

Star Trek wine is out of this world

The trio of wine labels pays homage to three of the most popular episodes among fans. The trio of wine labels pays homage to three of the most popular episodes among fans.

TO coincide with the release of the latest Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness, a California winery has released a range of collectible wines emblazoned with retro images from the original TV series.

In a nod to fictional wines mentioned on the science fiction series like the rare Tulaberry and Bajoran spring wine, Viansa Winery in Sonoma, California, is releasing a limited 1,701 cases of Star Trek wine, a medium-bodied, red blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc.

The trio of wine labels, designed by Juan Ortiz, pays homage to three of the most popular episodes among Trekkies: The City On The Edge Of Forever; The Trouble With Tribbles; and Mirror, Mirror.

It’s not the first wine to be inspired by a movie or TV series. Recently, Alamo Drafthouse in Texas released a chianti and pinot grigio based on The Silence Of The Lambs.

Last year, the Texas-based cinema house also released a series of Princess Bride wines to mark the film’s 25th anniversary.

Star Trek wines, meanwhile, are available at Vinport.com for US$25 (RM77) a bottle and are supposed to pair well with pizza, grilled meats and vegetables. – AFP Relaxnews

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