Being a Game of Thrones fan isn’t always easy. Your favorite characters are continuously put through the ringer and then killed at their own weddings because all is never, ever fair in love and medieval fictional politics.
Thankfully, the tortured souls behind the creation of the show have come to a realization: we could use some support. And by support, I mean something that isn’t another Reddit feed on a highly unlikely conspiracy theory that Martin will steal because he’s too lazy to finish his own books. It’s very exciting to announce that Game of Thrones is teaming up with Vintage Wine Estates to create a line of the good stuff.
Nothing sounds more tasteful than wine with a hint of betrayal, lust, and the inability to separate church and state.
After a successful line of beers by Brewery Ommegang including “Take The Black Stout,” “Fire and Blood” and “Valar Morghulis,” HBO Global Licensing announced the partnership, which will consist of three types: a Chardonnay, a proprietary red blend and a reserve-style Cabernet Sauvignon. The prices will range from around $20 to $40.
Whether or not these fine libations will come with Westerosi-related names (this is the perfect opportunity for “Red Wedding,” and you know it,) remains to be seen, but one thing we know for sure: Tyrion would be proud. This was well overdue.
The wines are expected to be released nationally next spring, just in time for you to drown your sorrows as season seven arrives.