Actor performed a song about the wine on the Tina Fey Netflix series
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Tituss Burgess has launched his own line of pinot noir, the actor announced Thursday.
Pinot by Tituss, the new wine brand from the Emmy-nominated actor, musician, and writer is now available at his website.
“To be enjoyed by all the fabulous Kings and Kweens. Pinot makes things fun,” Burgess said.
A veteran of the stage, Burgess became a fan favorite on Tina Fey‘s Emmy-winning NBC series “30 Rock,” and in 2015 he emerged as a breakout star of Netflix’s award-winning comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” in which he will return for season two on April 15, 2016.
On the show, Burgess enjoyed a memorable turn in one episode in which his character, Titus Andromedon, tries to shoot a music video for a song called “Pinot Noir.” The only problem: He has not written a single lyric before shooting starts.
Pinot by Tituss is a 2014 Santa Barbara County pinot noir. The juice is fermented in stainless steel then barre-aged in 25 percent new French Oak for eight months.
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.