Tituss Burgess, the wonderful gentleman that stars in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and star of the Pinot Noir music-video of the ages, is creating his own wine brand.
Called Pinot Pride and Rosé Pride, the new wine brands are the latest venture from the Emmy-nominated actor and musician. The brands will launch with a three-day Taste of Tituss Pride celebration June 17, 18 and 20, 2016 at The OUT Hotel and 42West in New York City.
The wines are now available at pbtbwine.com. The event is being produced by Jacob Langfelder with proceeds to benefit GLAAD.
Burgess became a hit on Tina Fey’s Emmy-winning NBC series 30 Rock, and in 2015 and 2016 he emerged as one of the breakout stars of Netflix’s award-winning comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
According to the announcements today the official description of Pinot Pride states that it is a 2014 California Pinot Noir with, “lychee, kola and red fruits with hints of baking spices, wildflower honey and cacao on the nose.” The company went on to describe the release stating, “Flavors of red fruits are accented by wisps of cedar and leather. Rosé Pride is a refreshingly crisp 2015 California Rosé with flavors of garden-ripe strawberry, crunchy pear skin and morning dew kissing wet stone. These wines have a bright, food-friendly profile.”
Tituss Burgess’ wine partner is Anthony Allport, the owner of the Fine Wine Agency, Bespoke Wine Services and Fun Wine Co. Anthony has 20 years of international experience in wine retail, wholesale, import, export, marketing and private label wine production.
Meet Your Maker
Friday, June 17, 2016 from 8 – 11 PM
A Private Three-Course Dinner at The OUT Hotel
Hosted by Tituss Burgess & Anthony Allport
Enjoy a decadent three-course dinner with wine pairings by Tituss’ winemaking partner, Anthony Allport. Each course will be paired with the three wines from the Tituss portfolio for $129pp (including tax and gratuity). This exclusive event is limited to 120 guests. Guests will also be treated to a special performance by Tituss!
Rosé BBQ Brunch
Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 12 – 3 PM
Great Lawn at The OUT Hotel
Hosted by Tituss & DJ Scotty Rox
Everything’s coming up Rosé with Tituss and DJ Scotty Rox on the Great Lawn of the OUT Hotel. Join us for an outdoor brunch and BBQ featuring bottomless Rosé under the summer sun. Tickets are $49pp and include wine pairings and access to the indoor solarium and hot tubs.
Pinot Pride Launch Party
Monday, June 20, 2016 from 8 PM – Midnight
42West at The OUT Hotel
Hosted by Tituss & DJ Scotty Rox, Courtney Act & Others
Join Tituss for the exclusive Pinot Pride Launch at 42West’s XL Nightclub with guests, DJ Scotty Rox. Special performance by Courtney Act, Tituss and more! Tickets cost $29pp and include event admission and swag bag containing a bottle of Pinot Pride.
Tickets for all events are available at tituss.eventbrite.com.