Get Ready, World: Game of Thrones Wine is Coming Soon
Fans of HBO's Game of Thrones are just now starting to dry the end-of-season tears -- and many are already counting down the months until the hot-nerd-fantasy is on the boob tube again.
Unfortunately, season five is still a long way off. But there's even more reason to celebrate next year.
The TV show is getting its own series of wines -- in addition to its already existing board games, figurines, cookbooks, and, our favorite so far, beer.
A project by Sydney, Australia-based Common Ventures, the wines include 12 selections inspired after a different house from the show: Tyrell, Lannister, Stark, Greyjoy, Arryn, Martell, Baratheon, Targaryen, Wildlings, White Walkers, Night's Watch, Dothraki.
Available in red and white varietals, the Wines of Westeros cover the spectrum, with options ranging from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay to Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
Each of these is available on pre-order for $20 per bottle; however, they will be released just ahead of the next season -- you'll have to drown your sorrows with something else until then.
According to Jane Burhop of Common Ventures, the varietals assigned to each group has been carefully thought out in accordance with its nature. The reds were assigned to the "headstrong and robust," such as Baratheon, Lannister, Martells, Targaryen and the Night's Watch. The whites were designated for the "cunning, perceptive, and mysterious"
-- Arryn, Greyjoy, White Walker, Wilding, Stark, and Tyrells.
So there you have it, the show now has another option besides beer -- we say double fist it for next season's premier.
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