Unbreakable Kimmy Shmidt fans, all of your drinking dreams have been realized. Tituss Burgess (the man behind the best character on Kimmy Shmidt, Tituss Andromedon) has launched his own brand of wine, the varietal of which is obviously Pinot Noir.
It is called “Pinot by Tituss,” and I will be ordering several bottles, because I love a good gimmick, and this is a very good gimmick.
The wine retails for $24.99 and will begin shipping on March 14th. Order three bottles and get 10% off, order six and get 20%. Before you get too excited though, click here to see if it's shipping to your state. Sadly, Pinot by Tituss is not available in Mississippi, home state to Tituss Andromedon and myself. (To be fair, Mississippi has some weird alcohol laws — you can't even buy wine in the grocery store! — but it still sucks that this bottle of awesome is oh so close and yet so far for the people of the Magnolia State.)
In terms of flavor, Titus himself describes the bottle thusly:
The wine's Facebook page gives a more in-depth description:
Coriander, cherry cola, and slate? This wine has all things that are good! Seriously though, that sounds pretty tasty; I actually do appreciate the minerality that slate brings to the table, and I have been wondering what I should drink with all of this pheasant I have lying around.
Besides grilled game birds, I bet this wine pairs real well with caviar (probably not though), smoking cigars (sure), and driving in a midsize car (don't do that). I'll tell you one thing it will go extremely well with, drinking in the bathtub while listening to Peeno Noir on repeat. Just in case you somehow managed to get that catchy tune out of your head, let's give it a listen.