Star Trek Klingon Bloodwine Announced
What a world we live in. If the franchise you’re a fan of is popular enough, there’s a licensed product for EVERYthing. Today’s case in point: Star Trek wine.
Klingon Bloodwine (for which the press release provides the helpful translation “tlhIngan ‘Iw HIq”) is now available for preorder at Vinport.com, licensed from CBS Consumer Products. (This follows the Klingon Warnog beer released this summer.) It begins shipping December 8 at $20 a bottle — but you can also buy six packs with other wines with Star Trek collectible labels at much higher prices. Or check with your local retailer.
The wine is described as “a medium-bodied red blend of Malbec, Syrah, and Petit Verdot from the Paso Robles AVA in California”. Sounds drinkable, anyway. I like the way the press release writer is clearly a fan having fun:
Klingon Bloodwine is a wine historically drunk in celebration and victory. Whether sipped while reveling in triumph or simply enjoying life among friends, this could be the finest vintage of Klingon Bloodwine until 2309. Traditionally twice as strong as whiskey and best served warm, this version of Bloodwine is more human-friendly at 13% ABV and can be served slightly chilled or at cellar temperature (60-65 F).
Star Trek fans everywhere will recognize the label of Klingon Bloodwine, a symbol comprised of the bat’leth or “sword of honor”, a traditional Klingon weapon. The back label includes the victorious Klingon phrase: “Celebrate! Tomorrow we may die!” (yIlop! wa’IeS chaq maHegh!)
Klingon Bloodwine can be enjoyed with grilled meats and mature cheeses, or traditional Klingon fare such as Heart of Targ.