Sideways The Play & Pinot Noir

July 10, 2012

From KCRW's Good Food blog: "It’s not everyday that a pinot noir-tasting is included in the price of a play. That’s just what I experienced at “Rex Pickett’s Sideways the Play” at the Ruskin Group Theater tucked away at the Santa Monica Airport. We savored sublime pinot before the play and at intermission — and carried a glass of wine inside the theater to watch Miles and Jack get hammered on their Santa Ynez wine sojourn.

In the theater’s tiny lobby, a table was stacked with pinot noir glasses. There Brian Mast of Waits.Mast Family Cellars was busy uncorking bottles. As it turns out, I had met Brian and his wife Jennifer Waits briefly last month on my trip to Mendocino...

...Before each show, a different winery is featured, pouring what else … just pinot. The evening we attended, Brian brought along two 2009 pinots from Anderson Valley – the lush silky wine bottling from Oppenlander Vineyard and another one from Deer Meadows Vineyard exuding spice and cherry notes."

See also Mira Honeycutt's husband Kirk's review of the play on Honeycutt's Hollywood.