Well, episodes and videos of the new Stanley Tucci-hosted PBS series Vine Talk are online now, and while their self-description claims that “Vine Talk strives to dramatically increase the excitement and comfort surrounding the selection and drinking of wine by creating a welcoming environment for viewers”, I think that – from what I’ve seen – it just reconfirms the fact that a bunch of rich folks sitting around drinkin’ wine just doesn’t make good television. If someone can point out where this “dramatic increase in excitement” is, please let me know – I’m pretty sure I missed it.
You want excitement with wine on television? Have one person drink two bottles of wine, and then discuss an historical event. Now THAT‘s entertainment!