For anyone who's interested, the Pinot Noir was rather nice. Dark raspberry, cherry and rich boysenberry fruit flavours in a soft and elegantly supple wine with a hint of spice.
So...watched pilot but awaiting others to view. Just as background though, I've seen clips of a cult BBC s-f show called Blake's Seven, which I was getting vibes from in Firefly. Does anyone know if Whedon ever saw it? It's probably just coincidence.