Star Trek Wines: Are you ready to toast the Star Trek universe?


With all the excitement over the upcoming Star Trek: Picard series, fans have another reason to cheer. Star Trek Wines are the perfect beverage to toast “Live Long and Prosper.”

Have you seen the Star Trek wines? Under license from CBS Consumer Products, the first two releases have become available. Can you seen the inspiration behind these special vintages?

Fans are always looking for new ways to celebrate their connection fandom. Beverages have become a popular choice in recent years. From inspiration from a character to an event, the story interwoven into these collaborations are as important as the beverage itself.

For these Star Trek wines, the wine has an interesting connection. According to the wine maker, fans “will recognize Chateau Picard as Jean-Luc Picard’s family vineyard in France’s La Barre region.” While that name is known the Star Trek world, it is also the name of an “award-winning, multi-generational vineyard in the Bordeaux region of France.” This happy coincidence is a huge win for Wines that Rock.

According to Wines that Rock, they sought to produce “small batch, limited edition, collectible wines.” It was important to create an authentic story while still offering delightful wines.

Now, to be completely truthfully, I am not extremely well versed in Star Trek fandom. While I know the major characters and have seen the shows, I cannot speak with great authority on the series.

But, I do know about wine. Looking at the two releases from Wines that Rock, these wines will appeal to wine lovers as well as Star Trek fans.

2016 Chateau Picard Bordeaux, photo provided by Wines that Rock

The 2016 Chateau Picard Bordeaux is a Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend. Predominately Cabernet Sauvignon, wine is described as “subtly smoky and spicy.” At the same time, the wine is said to be “bright, fresh, clean-tasting.”

Given these descriptions, the wine should be quite approachable for all wine drinkers. Although the wine is predominately Cabernet Sauvignon, it shouldn’t be too heavy. Since I haven’t tasted it, I would suspect that is a lovely wine to let linger why watching some of your favorite Star Trek episodes.

The second release is the United Federation of Planets. This 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel is a bold, California wine. While predominately Zinfandel, the Russian River Valley wine has fruit influences. The fruit notes can make this wine a little jammy.

In contrast, the hints of white peppercorn should add a note of spicy to the fruit’s jammy quality. Overall, this wine should evolve as you enjoy it. It seems refined and a wine to slowly appreciate.

The Star Trek Wines are available through Wines that Rock. They can be purchased online, where available. The United Federation of Planets retails for $50 and the Chateau Picard Bordeaux retails for $60.

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Do you think that these Star Trek Wines will help you live long and prosper?