'Star Trek' Warps Into the Wine Frontier with Château Picard

Space.com | 5/23/1994 | Chelsea Gohd
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Calling all wine-loving Trekkies, Wines That Rock has released a special line of vintage, perfectly themed "Star Trek" wines that are sure to taste better than synthehol.

The collection includes wines inspired by the "Star Trek" universe and features a cabernet sauvignon and merlot blend from Bordeaux, France, inspired by "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart. Picard's family vineyard is located in the La Barre region of France, according to Trek canon.

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But while Picard's family is fictionally rooted in La Barre, there is a real-life vineyard in Bordeaux, France, which goes by the name Château Picard. Interestingly, this vineyard has no relation to the fictional captain and existed long before "Star Trek" ever aired.

Related: The First Trailer for 'Star Trek: Picard' Is Here

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Wines that Rock has released a special collection of "Star Trek" wines.

Wines that Rock worked with the "Star Trek" production team and paired up with Château Picard to create a Capt. Picard-inspired wine, the 2016 Château Picard Bordeaux, for this collection. This wine is "subtly smoky and spicy, with a bright, fresh, clean-tasting style," startrek.com said.

Notes - Picard - Wine - Captain - Signature

These notes seem to reflect Picard himself, but you can decide for yourself if the fresh and smoky wine emanates the captain's signature charm. The Picard-inspired wine is packed with attention to detail; the bottle features Picard's family vineyard label, which can be seen in the first teaser for "Star Trek: Picard," which is expected to air on CBS All Access by early 2020.

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