Lot 18, Broadway Video Enterprises & IFC Unveil New Wine Collection Inspired by The Hit Television Series 'Portlandia'
Broadway Video and IFC’s Emmy® Award-winning original sketch comedy series Portlandia has teamed up with winemaker Lot18 to produce a collection of wine based on some of the show’s most memorable sketches. Just in time for the debut of its farewell season, each bottle is accompanied by a specially designed label, making it the perfect way for fans to celebrate the show’s last hurrah or to give as a gift to a fellow wine lover for the holidays.
Grab a bottle for yourself and some friends, but hurry, as there are only a limited number of each uniquely created bottle available. These delicious wines go on sale on Thursday January 18th, and can be ordered exclusively at Lot18.com/Portlandia while supplies last. The wine series, containing Lot18’s first ever private label wines from Oregon, commemorates the show and popular sketches including, “This is an Art Project”, “Brunch Village,” “Feminist Bookstore,” and the “Weirdos”.
The new wine collection inspired by memorable episodes and fan favorite characters from Portlandia will include:
- 2016 This is an Art Project Languedoc-la-Clape Rosé: Like a real piece of art, this sublime rosé is on loan from France. It represents the process of provoking the inherent essence of winegrapes to a fully realized consciousness. The winemaker navigated natural obstacles to produce the fresh, juicy flavors of strawberry, white peach and grapefruit. The collective intentions of the winemaker were instrumental in attaining an excellent energy, with pleasant minerality on the finish. It’s about post-phylloxera achievement, obviously, and should be allowed to shine in all its glory with fresh antipasti or grilled chicken.
- 2015 Brunch Village Willamette Valley Pinot Gris: After standing in a six-hour brunch line with a throng of hangry hipsters, only a ripe, fleshy Pinot Gris like this one will do. Made from ethically treated grapes that were crushed by the light of a full moon, this wine features tropical and stone fruit flavors that are carried along by the bright acidity and dry finish. Pair this delicious white with marionberry pancakes or woodland-raised, hazelnut-fed chicken for a social media-worthy meal that’s clearly worth the wait.
- 2016 Women and Women First Willamette Valley Pinot Noir: When a cup of oolong isn’t readily available, this Pinot Noir is the next best thing to sip with a collection of feminist essays. Raspberry, black tea, and rose petal flavors reveal themselves on the mid-palate along with a touch of toasted oak, followed by a lingering warmth on the lengthy finish. This is a wine to grudgingly savor over a meal of shiitake-tempeh enchiladas or a green lentil curry at your favorite vegan restaurant as you observe the other patrons with disdain and quiet aggression.
- 2014 Weirdo Rogue Valley Syrah: Cue the thunder and lightning! This frightfully delicious Syrah is bound to send chills down your spine. Oozing with the essence of blackberry, red plum and smoked meat, the wine shows a surprising sweetness from the toasted oak notes. Intensely dark red in color, this wine doesn’t contain the tears of a Scottish deerhound, yet it’s still undeniably and subversively satisfying. Enjoy it with a still-bloody cut of meat and an open mind.
Portlandia is returning for its eighth and final season today (Thursday, January 18 at 10PM). Created by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, Portlandia is a playful satire of life in Portland, Oregon. The series is Executive Produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. Season 8 will consist of 10 episodes, airing weekly on Thursday nights.
In addition to their role as creators, Armisen, Brownstein and Krisel serve as writers and Executive Producers of Portlandia. Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer and Alice Mathias are Executive Producers, along with EP/writers Karey Dornetto and Graham Wagner. Megan Neuringer and Phoebe Robinson join the writing team this season. Bill Benz and Carrie Brownstein return to direct along with new directors Graham Wagner and Lance Bangs. Portlandia is shot entirely on location in Portland, Oregon.
About Broadway Video
Broadway Video is a global media and entertainment company focused on the creation and distribution of premier content. Founded by Lorne Michaels in 1979, Broadway Video’s legacy originated with the cultural icon Saturday Night Live. Broadway Video has since built an incredible portfolio of television programs and feature films including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Documentary Now, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Portlandia, Man Seeking Woman, 30 Rock, Wayne’s World, and Mean Girls. Broadway Video has also created and launched the digital studios Above Average, Más Mejor, and The Kicker. For more information visit: http://www.broadwayvideo.com.
IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Series Portlandia, Documentary Now!, Baroness von Sketch Show, Stan Against Evil and Brockmire air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On Slightly Off.
Founded in 2010, Lot18 provides the best possible prices on high-quality wines – some well-known favorites, some hard-to-find selections, and plenty in between. Lot18 employs a team of experts who work closely with quality-driven winemakers around the world. These experts live by a simple rule: If they wouldn't spend their own money on a wine, they don't make it available on Lot18. The wines selected are unique in their own right, and represent the highest quality and value. In early 2013, Lot18 launched Tasting Room, a unique wine club offering an unprecedented level of customization and personalization. The customer starts by tasting a range of wines (from a light, crisp white to a full-bodied red) in mini-bottle format and then gives feedback online through an innovative, yet simple, guided comparative tasting. This process generates a wine profile that allows Tasting Room to capture the nuances of each customer's palate. Tasting Room then uses this information to provide a specific selection of wines in standard-size bottles to match. Tasting Room is now the fastest growing wine club in the United States and launched a very successful national TV campaign in March 2016.
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