William Shatner

There’s a true passion behind brewing beer and making wine, some would say maybe a ‘spirituality’ and Shatner agrees. The craft beer salesman explained that “beer is just a tool” and good alcohol let’s 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 before hand. That’s the spirituality of drinking.”

At the end of the interview, Shatner passes Sean a brown bag hiding the mystery wine and asks the craft beer pro to describe what he tastes in beer professional terms. Sean describes the wine as “malty, big, and fruity, with some tannins, some dark fruit, stone fruit, and earthy.” He adds that the Pinot Noir from Napa Valley, is “not hoppy, malt forward, with residual bitterness” giving the wine an overall 92 points.

The new Ora TV web series “Brown Bag Wine Tasting” follows Shatner’s adventures as he asks willing participants to blindly taste wine and describe it in terms of their occupations, with the goal of making the show fun, interactive and a social experience. The series was created out of Shatner’s love of wine and conversation, as well as wanting to have a fun wine tasting experience in an entertaining format. "I'm using wine as a way to explore the psyche of each of my guests," William Shatner, the legendary Star Trek captain explains. The original series is executive produced by Shatner and Scott Sternberg who will continue in his role as the series expands with Ora TV with the addition of Ora TV executive producers, Allison Glader and Jason Rovou.

The episode is now LIVE on Ora.tv and Hulu.com (new episodes premiere Monday’s 2pm EST)

Photo Courtesy Of: ORA TV