From Lot18, Limited Edition Collection of Wines Inspired by the Emmy® Award-Winning Show
and Popular Characters Available for Pre-Order Now
Winemaker Lot18, in collaboration with Universal Brand Development and the legendary, Emmy® Award-winning NBC series Saturday Night Live, has unveiled a wine collection that celebrates the long-running show and some of its most entertaining characters. The limited edition collection features four hand-crafted blends and uniquely designed labels to honor the essence of Saturday Night Live, which is currently in its 43rd season. Perfect for any fan of the show or wine lover, the collection is now available for pre-order.
With a limited number of each specially-created bottle available, these delicious wines are available exclusively at Lot18.com/SaturdayNightLive while supplies last. The individually selected wines, carefully crafted by the team at Lot18, capture the essence of the show itself as well as the popular characters Stefon, Debbie Downer and The Californians.
The new Saturday Night Live wine collection consists of the following:
2016 Saturday Night Live California Red Blend: Bold and dense, this wine is a blend of 73% Merlot, 18% Zinfandel and 9% Petite Sirah. A portion of it was aged in used Bourbon barrels to impart an oaky flavor and enhance its crowd-pleasing style. On the palate, the wine shows black cherry, black plum, vanilla, dried herbs, oak flavors along with firm, chewy tannins. Enjoy this uncompromising red with a big, juicy steak.
2016 Stefon Beaujolais: This easy-going, medium-bodied Beaujolais shows off quintessential characteristics of the variety, featuring juicy, exuberant red fruit flavors of cherry and cranberry alongside savory notes of violet and black pepper. Enjoy this jubilant red on its own, or take advantage of its versatility and pair it with anything from poultry to pork to salmon.
2016 Debbie Downer South Eastern Australia Chardonnay: Rich and creamy, this Australian Chardonnay starts off with enticing aromas of toasted oak and nuts. On the palate, the wine bursts with citrus and orchard fruit, the flavors focused by a balancing vein of acidity. This is a delightful wine to sip on its own, but it would also make a wonderful foil for creamy, lemon-accented dishes such as seafood risotto.
2015 The Californians Monterey County Merlot: The grapes for this exquisite Merlot were sourced from sustainable vineyards and grown in mineral-rich soils, which produce plush yet structured wines. Concentrated and ripe, with flavors of black cherry, plum and roasted coffee bean, this is a rich and more full-flavored example of Merlot, to be savored with braised or grilled red meats.
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.
About Universal Brand Development
Universal Brand Development globally drives expansion of the company’s intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. Along with franchise brand management, Universal Brand Development’s core businesses include Consumer Products, Games and Digital Platforms, and Live Entertainment based on the company’s extensive portfolio of intellectual properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television. Universal Brand Development is a business segment of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA).