Growing up in a small town there wasn’t much to do, most of the kids James grew up with played basketball but he found his passion for bikes at a young age. In addition to riding, James began training his palate for wine when he got older, “it’s one of the oldest beverages” he explained, and wine has a lot of history behind it. James now enjoys selling wine in California. 

Towards the end of the interview, Bill passed James a brown bag hiding the mystery wine and asked the motorcyclist to describe the wine in motorcycle terms like horsepower, torque, brand, or even like a new or old bike. James describes the wine as ‘bold’ like a “big motorcycle… a 1500 CC motorcycle, like a Harley Davidson,” He adds that the Zinfandel from Napa Valley is ‘spicy, peppery, and takes itself a little too seriously, rides the 1200 but wants to be in the biker gang.” Shatner adds “it can’t because it’s too fancy.” James gave the 2011 Frank Family Vineyard wine an overall 91 points

The new Ora TVweb 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.  

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Alton Brown

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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!

Levar Burton

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Star Trek: The Next Generation meets The Original Series in this week’s episode of Brown Bag Wine Tasting! Actor and Educator Levar Burton stops by to sip some mystery wine with William Shatner, and in between gulps, the two talk about kids, Levar’s family and Reading Rainbow’s return!

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