Shuttle Pod Supplemental: Interview With The Team Behind Star Trek Wines

Kayla sat down with Howard Jackowitz and Craig Spurrier of Wines That Rock, makers of officially licensed Star Trek Wines. Their team is made up of real Star Trek fans who have worked with CBS, the Klingon Language Institute, and even some Star Trek writers to create top-quality products that feel like they are taken right out of the Star Trek universe. And they don’t skimp on what’s inside the bottle. Not only is the packaging cool, but the wine is also delicious and meant to be enjoyed. The trio discusses the wines, the bottles, and the history of how these products were made.

We highlight the newest wines in the Star Trek Wines lineup, a Kanar red wine blend, and a United Federation of Planets Andorian Blue Chardonnay. In particular, the story behind the making of the Kanar bottle makes you realize just how much Wines That Rock cares about authenticity. One of only a handful of original bottles still in existence plus a metal stopper prop used in TNG’s “The Wounded” were used to create 3D models. Brand new Kanar bottles were produced at a glass forge in Italy, making these really unique.

3D mockup of the Kanar wine bottle.

3D mockup of the Kanar wine bottle.

You can purchase all of the Star Trek Wines and the Chateau Picard wine crate at StarTrekWines.com.

GIVEAWAY: Enter to win!

TrekMovie and Wines That Rock have teamed up to give away some amazing Star Trek Wines prizes, including a Chateau Picard wine crate ($199), a Kanar bottle (empty) with topper and glass stopper ($45), a Federation metal medallion wine label ($20), and a $300 Star Trek Wines gift card!

Learn more about the wines, the contest, and ENTER TO WIN here.

 

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That kanar wine bottle looks like it would be worth it for the bottle alone.

Looks like they’ve been thinking of the collector market attentively.

Stuff like this is why I sometimes hate being a Star Trek fan–because companies view fans as suckers who will buy anything.

I guess, but these wine selections are very cool, especially the Kanar. I love it when the prop replicas make sense, as does the Kanar. If I bought it, I don’t think I’d ever open it.

It’s resealable, totally could refill it later with whatever you want.

Okay… but this seems pretty upmarket, and more importantly, something that’s both a no-brainer tie-in and something made with love. There’s reverence and affection listening to these guys, hearing what they went through to replicate the Kanar bottle. It’s like reading about everything that goes into crafting the replicas The Wand Company or Stapleton have made. It’s impressive and even a little heartwarming to me.

I don’t really understand such a reaction towards bringing fictional liquors to life. Who wouldn’t want to indulge in a little blood wine, blue Romulan ale, Chateau Picard wine or Saurian brandy? Shocked we didn’t get these during Trek’s 90s heyday, actually.

I almost wish the kanar was more viscous, even though that would be disgusting.

We first bought the wine back at the 2019 and kept the Chateau Picard to drink when the PICARD series premiered. A little wine and cheese was a great way to start that series. Since then we have bought more. The Federation bottles get shared with family/friends over for dinner. My wife and I enjoy the Picard wine by ourselves for special occasions. Now I am planning special events for the new varieties that will ship next month. I spoke at great length to those guys at the 2021 STLV and was thrilled with what they have plans for. Yes, these maybe marketed for us Trek fans but I am grateful they are doing so. These really are great wines, especially if my wife and Brother in Law love them so much who drink wine much more than I do. I am a bourbon man and prefer that which explains why I have a few bottles of the JTK Bourbon. On par with Makers Mark in my opinion. These are worth it when paired with some good food. I suggested to them at the 2021 event to make Aldebaran Whiskey (its green) if they ever delve into distill any booze. The nice thing is that they have plans for issuing a new pair each year or so they told me.