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neil patrick harris crashes a winery’s website

I’m getting really into Washington State wines. Apparently, so is Neil Patrick Harris. Yesterday he tweeted: “One of my favorite wineries, Slight of Hand Cellars, released their 2011 Conjurer. Delicious, with a fetching label: http://tinyurl.com/a2uwz74.” Two hours later, Fifteen minutes later (see comment below!), their website crashed.

I’d never even heard of Sleight of Hand and NPH’s 5.4 million Twitter followers probably hadn’t either. Not too surprising since the winery’s pretty small (they only made 469 cases of The Conjurer – verrrrry little). All of the Sleight of Hand wines are named after magic things, like The Illusionist, The Magician’s Assistant, or Levitation. I guess NPH is really into magic and met the SOH guys at a benefit at the Magic Castle (I don’t really even know what that is, but you can geek out here: www.magiccastle.com) and the wine guys asked him to be on one of their labels. Voilà:

neil patrick harris conjurer wine

The Conjurer is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc sourced from Walla Walla and Yakima Valley and is $28 here. Haven’t had it yet but I’m getting a bottle soon as well as a few others so will report back. The info on the site says The Conjurer is “To be shared with friends or hoarded—your call.” Will let you know what I do!

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20 thoughts on “neil patrick harris crashes a winery’s website

  1. The site actually crashed 15 minutes after NPH’s tweet went out. To me, the wines are some of the best coming out of Washington, and the winemaker Trey Busch is one of the best people in the wine business there is. I’ve tasted The Conjurer out of barrel a couple times, and it is a very delicious wine.

  2. It seems as though every time I try a wine with a unique label, the wine is god-awful. I’ve learned to avoid them, unless I’m feeling particularly adventurous. Thank you for liking my post Visit to King Estate Winery: Tour, Tasting, and Romance!

  3. My husband is from Seattle so by default we buy Washington State wines if we can’t decide what we want, but they really are stepping up their game. Gone are the days when Chateau St. Michelle was our go to Washington wines. Thankfully, our local store has been tasting a ton of WA wines now and I am falling deeper and deeper in love with each sip!
    Thanks for liking my blog post Wines-day!

  4. Hi Grape,

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog.

    There are a few wineries here around Sequim/PA, so I guess I need to get out and get my taste on and help support the local guys.

    I do like this SOH label… I love it when companies do not take themselves seriously and have fun. It shows me that they are everyday people and that they care.



  5. Interesting post! I’m still learning much about wine but I want to try that wine now. Thanks for the info!

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