In the latest episode of his online interview show, Brown Bag Wine Tasting, William Shatner is talking craft beer with salesman Sean Durham, and then tests the beer man with a bag of mystery wine.
Durham describes the process quite poetically, saying we “sip slowly and talk more as fermentation happens, as the alcohol kind of changes our body chemistry we get to talk more deeply than we would have beforehand. That’s the spirituality of drinking.”
Amen! Now, there’s a religion I could believe in.
Shatner challenges Durham “to explain this wine in beer-making terms. I don’t want vanilla and strawberry; I want beer-making terms.”
Durham is up to the challenge, describing the wine as “malty, big, fruity, with some tannins, some dark fruit, stone fruit, and earthy.” Also, it’s “got a great mouth-feel, ” and gives it 94 points.
Thank you, Karen Lo of The Daily Meal, for the story.