I have a deal of experience reviewing rum. And very soon I plan to broaden that scope into other fine spirits. But wine? Am I that fancy? I know stemmed glasses are involved, and you’re supposed to do something with your pinky, I think? Cheese also has something to do with it, I’m told.
Still, I just might have to figure it out, what with the “Wines of Westeros” about to launch. 12 wines representing 12 houses (more or less. Do White Walkers count as a house? Do they even have houses, or just rustic-but-charming igloos? G.R.R. needs to wrap these books us so we have answers!)
, babyI’m sure plenty of folks will check out these wines and either a) Choose their new favorite varietal based on their favorite house (“Tyrell all the way – I’ve always been a chardonnay man!”) or come to terms with the house they’ve been handed based on their actual favorite wine. But I think it will be far more interesting to see how wine combinations lead to the scheming, building, and/or destruction of relationships.
For example, I’m pretty much a die-hard Cab fan. I enjoy some other reds, and whites can be better in the summer. But I always fine myself back with the Cabernet Sauvignon. And that means I’m a Martell. And I’m cool with that – they seem like a fun enough bunch, and certainly aren’t pushovers (*cough* Arryn). My wife, however, is all about the Sauvignon Blanc, which makes her a hybrid of Stark-Greyjoy-Arryn-Wildling-WhiteWalker. Seriously, they have a LOT of Saugignon Blancs. But what’s that mean between my wife and I, with me a clear Martell and her an apparent mix of half the houses in Westeros? It can’t bode well, truth be told. I mean, I’d be a fool to go sailing with her, take a winter stroll with her, jump through a moon door with her, etc. etc. etc. Nope, not good at all.
Is the wine any good at all? Beats me, but I hope so
Holy crap, did I write this entire article without once mentioning Game of Thrones? Please note, these wines are inspired by Game of Thrones. There.