‘Game Of Thrones’ Wine: Now You Can Drink Like A Lannister While Watching Your Favorite Characters Get Killed

For many fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones, drinking is an integral part of watching the show, both for the viewer and the characters involved. But, now, fans can watch Game of Thrones and drink wine inspired by the series as well.

Are you a Game of Thrones fan who likes watching drunk Lannisters consume huge amounts of wine and drop witty one-liners like Tyrion Lannister, or scathing rhetoric like Cersei Lannister? Or, do you drink wine while watching the show because HBO and the series creator, George R. R. Martin, are fond of killing off everyone you ever loved? Regardless of your persuasion, HBO now has a Game of Thrones wine to go with that.

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HBO has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that they will be releasing a range of Game of Thrones wines. Fans will be able to indulge in a “‘proprietary red blend’ ($19.99), a Cabernet Sauvignon ($39.99), and a chardonnay ($19.99)” after they partnered up with Vintage Wine Estates in Santa Rosa.

Jeff Peters, director of licensing and retail for HBO, released the following statement about the Game of Thrones wine.

“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. 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.”

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Many fans drink to get them through some of the bloodier episodes of Game of Thrones, sobbing into their wine as their favorite characters are killed off and the remainder are left fighting desperately to survive in possibly the harshest fantasy universe ever created.

But who can forget that delightful moment when the actress who plays one of the main drinkers in Westeros, Cersei Lannister, took to the Jimmy Kimmel Show to drink and throw insults at the host.

This is not the first time HBO has decided to produce a Game of Thrones beverage either. As CNET points out, there is a Game of Thrones beer range already being produced by Brewery Ommegang.

According to the website, Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is “much like a ‘faceless man,’ not what it first appears to be.” This Game of Thrones beer range has been available since October 2016. Brewery Ommegang describes their Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale below.

“After an exciting season that saw the Starks reclaim the North and Cersei take the Iron Throne as the first queen of Westeros, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are introducing a new beer and bringing back a previous brew to steady the nerves of fans as they anxiously endure the show’s off-season break. Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale is the latest beer in the series and pays homage to Arya’s season-long struggles within and around the House of Black and White.”

They also offer another Game of Thrones-inspired beer, the Valar Morghulis Dubbel.

Of course, as a viewer, sometimes drinking during Game of Thrones is not enough. Sometimes you need a drinking game to lighten the mood of what can be a very bleak show. Thrillist has been helpful enough to come up with a fairly generic Game of Thrones drinking game that can be used during any season. However, by Googling “Game of Thrones drinking game,” fans can check out some of the season-specific ways in which to drink the latest Game of Thrones wine.

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As Tyrion Lannister once said, “It’s not easy being drunk all the time. If it were easy, everyone would do it.” However, it needs to be mentioned here that fans are advised to drink responsibly while partaking in HBO’s new Game of Thrones wine or participating on any of the drinking games.

Which Game of Thrones wine will you be trying? Let us know by commenting below.

Game of Thrones will return to HBO with a shortened Season 7 in 2017.

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