Tituss Burgess' pinot noir: a video review.

“Pinot Noir”: A Video Review of Tituss Burgess’ New Wine, in Song

“Pinot Noir”: A Video Review of Tituss Burgess’ New Wine, in Song

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
April 12 2016 8:02 AM

“Pinot Noir”: A Video Review of Tituss Burgess’ New Wine, in Song

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Still taken from the video.

On Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Titus Andromedon makes a glorious music video for a self-penned song called “Peeno Noir,” “an ode to black penis.” This song is so good that it was inevitable that we'd get a merchandising spinoff from Tituss Burgess, the actor behind this brilliantly rendered character. Well, now we have, and that spinoff is ... Tituss-branded red wine.

We decided to review Tituss’ Pinot Noir, Pinot by Tituss Burgess—specifically, to sing our thoughts from the rooftops (or, you know, in front of windows and fireplaces in various costumes), in the mode of the viral hit that inspired it. The general take-away? This is definitely a novelty wine and is definitely best drunk while attempting an operatic falsetto.

Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.

Aymann Ismail is a Slate video producer/editor.

Jacob T. Swinney is a video essayist, filmmaker, and cinephile.

Laura Bradley is a Hollywood writer for Vanity Fair.