This Is Not a Joke: SNL Is Launching its Own Wines

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig in a "Californians" sketch from Saturday Night Live.
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Saturday Night Live has joined with Lot 18 Wines to launch its own line of bottles. Three sketches from the show’s Kristen Wiig-Bill Hader-Fred Armisen era have been chosen as inspiration for different bottles, with a fourth being a homage to the show itself: a 2016 Saturday Night Live California Red Blend which boasts a mixture of “73% Merlot, 18% Zinfandel and 9% Petite Syrah.”

There’s also a 2015 Monterey County Merlot inspired by the side-splitting “Californians” sketches,  a Chardonnay from southeastern Australian dedicated to “Debbie Downer,” and finally a “Stefon” bottle. Obviously this wine has everything: it’s a Beaujolais from Burgundy bursting with “enticing aromatics, candied violet flavors, and goocidity (good acidity).”

The wines are on sale now through Lot 18 and can be bought alone, in a quartet, or as a case. The bottles are retailing at $20, besides the Stefon which hits at $18. That’s a hotter deal than a human suitcase.