Sideways author releases Pinot Noir

17th May, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Rex Pickett, author of popular wine-themed novel Sideways, which inspired the Oscar winning movie of the same name, has released his first Pinot Noir onto the market.

Pinot for Pickett – Rex has released his first wine onto the market

Dubbed Ne Plus Ultra, meaning “the highest point” in Latin, the 2011 Pinot Noir hails from the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

For Pickett, it could only ever have been Pinot – his protagonist Miles in Sideways is obsessed with the temperamental grape variety, waxing lyrical about its delicate beauty throughout the book.

“When I decided to produce my own wine, I knew immediately it would be a Pinot Noir, the grape variety so rhapsodically celebrated in Sideways,” Pickett said.

Ne Plus….

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2 Responses to “Sideways author releases Pinot Noir”

  1. Mike says:

    No Merlot??!

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