A Presumptuous Vintage

Encouraging the idea that Star Trek: Into Darkness is driving fans to drink, a California vintner hitched a ride on the movie’s publicity at the same time Canadians were jumping on the beer wagon.

Viansa Winery of Sonoma is offering a limited 1,701 cases of Star Trek wine, the bottles featuring labels based on the posters of Juan Ortiz for a trio of episodes, “The City on the Edge of Forever,” “The Trouble with Tribbles” and “Mirror, Mirror.”

Not that any collector would ever open them, but inside the bottles is a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Dolcetto, Tinta Cao, and Tempranillo wines which is promised to be “full of depth and character.”

The wine can be pre-ordered from Vinport.com/startrek.

"City on the Edge of Forever"

“City on the Edge of Forever”

"Mirror, Mirror"

“Mirror, Mirror”

"The Trouble With Tribbles"

“The Trouble With Tribbles”

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]