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William Shatner's Brown Bag Wine Tasting

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2014TV-14
No Wine snobs here! Emmy and Golden Globe winner William Shatner invites unique guests to enjoy a glass of wine, with neither aware of the exact wine that's being tasted. The guests analyze and rate the wine, utilizing their own experiences to inform their descriptions, until what they've been drinking is eventually revealed. Cheers!
Directors
Jon Housman
Starring
William ShatnerLeVar BurtonMisha Collins
Genres
ComedySpecial InterestTalk Show and Variety
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Alton Brown: Celebrity Chef
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    June 23 2014
    12min
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    On the premiere episode of Brown Bag Wine Tasting, William Shatner sits down with Alton Brown to talk food, family, and bubbly wine! Creatively describing their bubbly wine, Alton is reminded of Butterfinger bars.
  2. 2. Christen Gerhart: Magician
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    June 27 2014
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    For this episode of Brown Bag Wine Tasting, William Shatner sits down with magician and television presenter Christen Gerhart to talk wine and magic. Using magician terminology, Christen describes their white wine.
  3. 3. Jered Standing: Butcher
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    June 30 2014
    6min
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    William Shatner is at Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles to sip wine with Jered Standing, Head Butcher at Belcampo Meat Co. Oh yeah, Jered used to be a vegetarian. Jered talks about the way that the butchers at Belcampo prepare their meat differently, and explains the measures that they take in order to make sure that their livestock live a near natural life.
  4. 4. Dominic: Marijuana Dealer
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    July 7 2014
    7min
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    William Shatner sits down with Dominic, an honest-to-goodness marijuana dealer. They talk about how Dominic got into the business, what kind of living he makes, and when the last time William smoked 'grass' was! William expresses his love for the herb, and Dominic shares that he hasn't sampled his product in over three years.
  5. 5. Chris Dane Owens: Epic Musician
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    July 14 2014
    6min
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    Chris Dane Owens is a legendary figure. On this episode of Brown Bag Wine Tasting, he joins Mr. Shatner in the great outdoors to discuss fantasy, music, and, of course, wine. Chris talks about his successes with creating music videos that stylistically pay homage to fantasy film trailers. Wine tasting just got epic.
  6. 6. Stryder: Star Wars Cosplayer
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    July 21 2014
    6min
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    William Shatner sips with Star Wars cosplayer Stryder, creator of the Hip Hop Trooper. The two talk bartending, hip hop lyrics, and classic Star Trek secrets before popping a bottle of mystery wine.
  7. 7. LeVar Burton: Educator
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    September 5 2014
    8min
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation meets The Original Series in this week's episode! William and LeVar celebrate their close friendship, and, in between gulps, the two talk about kids, LeVar's family, and Reading Rainbow's return. The actor and educator explains how being raised by a single mother didn't limit his ability to mature into the man that he wanted to be.
  8. 8. Marnie Clarke: Cheesemonger
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    September 10 2014
    6min
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    What goes best with wine? Cheese, of course! In this week's episode, host William Shatner sits down with Marnie Clarke, who runs two cheese shops in Southern California. She expertly pairs the mystery wine with a perfect cheese companion after only wafting it, pulling from her experience with cheese to rate and describe the mystery wine.
  9. 9. Richie the Barber: Professional Clown
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    September 22 2014
    6min
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    In this episode, Willliam Shatner shares some mystery wine with a character who juggles cutting hair and being a clown, Richie the Barber. When he reaches his second glass, Richie reassures William that he won't be driving home and that he normally rides a unicycle, anyway.
  10. 10. Tom Foran: Horse Trainer
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    September 29 2014
    8min
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    In this episode, William Shatner talks horses with trainer Tom Foran at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Foran operates Foran Performance Horses and focuses on training reining horses for competition. He shares why training horses intrigues him, which is, in part, the sense of cooperation between trainer and horse. Tom utilizes his equestrian experience to describe the mystery wine.
  11. 11. Misha Collins: Actor
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    October 6 2014
    6min
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    In this episode, William Shatner sits down with his Twitter nemesis, Misha Collins. Misha talks about his charity work and what it's like to play a TV archangel while the two share some mystery wine together. William throws some playful jabs at Misha, and Misha describes the mystery wine in very abnormal terms.
  12. 12. Courtney Hope Turner: Model and Actress
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    October 12 2014
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    On this episode, Bill sits down with actress and model Courtney Hope Turner. In addition to appearing in film, TV, commercials, and music videos, Turner was crowned Miss South Carolina 2011. Courtney details the downsides and burdens of being pretty, and explains why she hasn't always felt beautiful.
  13. 13. Sean Durham: Craft Beer Salesman
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    October 19 2014
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    Beer is the subject of today's discussion, when William Shatner talks to craft beer salesman Sean Durham. Sean enjoys the popularization of craft beer, which is progressing the perception of what a beer can be. Sean harnesses his beer brewing vernacular to rate and describe the mystery wine. Mystery wine described in beer terms? Watch and see!
  14. 14. Adam Carolla: Comedian
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    October 26 2014
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    William Shatner stops by Adam Carolla's podcast hideout to film an episode of Brown Bag Wine Tasting. Adam talks about the structure and format of his standup, planning beats across 90-minute sets in order to maintain audience engagement. Foregoing the traditional criteria and guidelines for the show, Adam describes the mystery wine as if it were a prostitute.
  15. 15. James Reddick: Motorcycle Enthusiast
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    November 23 2014
    4min
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    This week, motorcycle enthusiast James Reddick talks bikes over a glass of mystery wine. James details growing up in Indiana, and how his passion for motorcycles was inherited from his father. He weighs the benefits of owning an older classic bike over a newer bike with more modern comforts. James describes and rates the mystery wine as if it were a motorcycle.
  16. 16. Nancy Gneier: Railroad Enthusiast
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    November 30 2014
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    William visits the Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park in order to sip a glass of mystery wine and speak with railroad enthusiast Nancy Gneier. She explains how the rich history of railroading is intertwined with Los Angeles' own history. Nancy impresses William with her ability to easily describe the mystery wine in train terms.
  17. 17. Robert Greenberg: Music Historian
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    December 8 2014
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    Music historian Robert Greenberg reveals the true inspiration for Beethoven's symphonies over a glass of mystery wine. William and Robert discuss how time and experience gradually lead to a greater appreciation for, and understanding of, classical music. Relating the mystery wine to Beethoven's gastric issues, Robert describes and rates it as if it were a piece of music.
  18. 18. Blaise Sepulveda: Restaurant Manager
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    December 14 2014
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    This week, restaurant manager Blaise Sepulveda explores egg-centric cuisine over a glass of mystery wine with William Shatner. Blaise explains how people, even more so than food, draw him into the food industry, because their energies converge from all walks of life when they come to enjoy meals. Blaise blows away William's egg-spectations with his egg-themed descriptions of the mystery wine.
  19. 19. Dominique Cruyff: Painter
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    December 20 2014
    5min
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    Painter and animal rights supporter Dominique Cruyff is the lucky fan who wins an auction to converse with William Shatner over a glass of mystery wine. Recounting how she won the charity auction that allowed her to come sit and sip with Bill, Dominique views the donation as a win-win. She explains how her concern for animal welfare informs both her diet and her paintings.

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Supporting actors
Courtney Hope TurnerRobert GreenbergAdam CarollaAlton BrownChris Dane Owens
Producers
Benjamin MonieJason RovouJon HousmanScott Sternberg
Season year
2014
Network
Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG)
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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CDNYCReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hilarious Find!
What a find! This is a great original series with highly entertaining guests. William Shatner is fabulously dry and is adept at hanging out with everyone from Alton Brown to Brandi Glanville. Thrilled to have stumbled upon this gem.
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moviewatcherReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
"The cow pies have a certain astringency ..."
hey, hanging out and drinking wine with Wm. Shatner, how could that not be fun?
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