Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I'll Cheers to That

I haven't watched or read anything in the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin (or simply Game of Thrones to some), but this morning a related article on HuffPo caught my eye.

Of course, it had nothing to do with the books themselves, and everything to do with the wine:

All men must drink. 
If you're a "Game of Thrones" fan, you know that the only thing the characters like more than killing people and having sexy time is getting their drink on. Well, now you can join in on the fun with "Game of Thrones"-themed wines. 
Wines of Westeros is a project from the Australian company Common Ventures. The 12 different wine varieties include versions representing the Tyrell, Lannister, Stark, Greyjoy, Arryn, Martell, Baratheon and Targaryen families, as well as the Wildlings, White Walkers, Night's Watch and Dothraki. 
According to the company, “The reds are all associated with the houses that are head strong and robust. The whites on the other hand are more cunning, perceptive and mysterious." With this explanation, the Internet is a little perplexed as to why House Stark was given a white wine, but as long as none of it is that stuff Joffrey drank, it still sounds like a good deal. 
Bottles will run for around $20 and include varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. The "GoT"-inspired wines will be available in time for Season 5 of the HBO series next spring. 
It's like they say in Westeros, "When you play the 'Game of Thrones,' you wine or you die." 
See the original post HERE 

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