Game of Thrones is making wines now
Plus: 5 classic 'GoT' wine quotes
Just in time for enduring your own scheming relatives over the holidays, Game of Thrones is releasing a line of wines.
The HBO hit has partnered with a Santa Rosa winery (Vintage Wine Estates) to release a “proprietary red blend” ($19.99), a Cabernet Sauvignon ($39.99), and a chardonnay ($19.99).*
“Given the prominent role of wine on Game of Thrones and our previous success in the beverage category, an officially licensed wine for the show feels like a natural extension for our fans,” said Jeff Peters, Director of Licensing and Retail for HBO. “Game of Thrones wines most definitely will add to the fan experience as the battle for the Iron Throne heats up heading into the final seasons.”
Read: As your favorite characters get brutally killed off over the course of the roller coaster final seasons of the Emmy-winning series, you can numb the pain with glasses of delicious on-brand libations. Though they don’t have much in common, Cersei and Tyrion would both doubtlessly approve of such a strategy.
HBO has actually had a licensed beer vendor since the show’s second season, so it’s perhaps surprising the series has taken this long to add a line of wines.
In celebration, here are some of the show’s best wine quotes:
— Tyrion on how he wants to die: “In my own bed, at the age of 80, with a belly full of wine and a girl’s mouth around my c—.”
— Tyrion again: “Everything’s better with some wine in the belly.”
— Tyrion, while sipping wine: “That’s what I do: I drink and I know things.”
— Actually I think they’re all going to be Tyrion: “Drinking and lust. No man can match me in these things. I am the god of tits and wine.”
— Oh wait, Cersei has a good one too: “An unhappy wife is a wine merchant’s best friend.”
* Though if you’re drinking a Game of Thrones-themed white wine, you’re sort of doing it wrong.
Here’s a photo of the bottles and their rather cool-looking labels:
Game of Thrones
HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'