Portlandia took television by storm and, admittedly, made Portland, Oregon, seem a lot cooler than it really is. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s take on Portland life is sometimes hilarious, sometimes frighteningly real, and somehow 100% Portland.
The eighth and final season is airing right now but the fun does not have to end there. After coming out with a cookbook a couple years back, the Portlandia crew have taken swag to a whole new level.
Lot18 has tracked down the finest grapes that Oregon has to offer to make these wines. Each of the four bottles has a sketch-specific artistic label that reflects the heart and soul of Portlandia. In other words folks, there is nothing more hipster than these wine bottles. Come and get them.
You can see the full wine list below and purchase them HERE.
Please note there are limited quantities of every bottle so be sure to get them fast! They won’t last long.
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.
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.
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.
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 has spent the past eight years winning the hearts and minds of audiences across the country with their hilarious take on what it means to live in Portland, Oregon. Now, not only can you cook like a Portlandian but you can drink like one too.