‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ star Tituss Burgess is now in the wine business, offering a choice of three California wines; two Pinot Noir’s and a Rosé. Burgess launched his first Pinot Noir in March as a nod to his performance of “Peeno Noir, an ode to black penis” on Kimmy Schmidt.
In the spirit of bringing people together and community awareness, Burgess donated 100% of the proceeds from his three-day ‘Taste of Tituss Pride’ event at Pride, New York City this year to victims and their families of Pulse Night Club in Orlando Florida.
His new California Pinot Noir is a bright lychee, kola and red fruit notes. The Rosé is a crisp and light 2015 California Rosé that has flavors of garden-ripe strawberry, crunchy pear skin and morning dew kissing wet stone.
“I’m no sommelier but I know good wine. I know what I would want to drink,” he says. “My goal is not to become a wine that is respected by the world’s top sommeliers. What I care about is community and the wine being a tool, a conduit for bringing people together.”
Both wines are now available online.