In the latest episode of Brown Bag Wine Tasting, William Shatner discusses craft beer with craft beer salesman Sean Durham, and then puts the expert to the test — with a bag of mystery wine.
Good alcohol lets you “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,” explains Durham. “That’s the spirituality of drinking.”
“You’re going to explain this wine in beer-making terms,” Shatner tells Durham. “I don’t want vanilla and strawberry; I want beer-making terms.”
Durham identifies the mystery wine thusly: “malty, big, fruity, with some tannins, some dark fruit, stone fruit, and earthy.” Sean also finds the wine “malt-forward” and says that it’s “got a great mouth-feel,” and gives the wine an overall rating of 94 points.
Watch the full episode to find out the identity of Shatner’s latest brown bag wine, which has “aromas of huckleberry, rose petals, and anise.”
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