Pop Culture Bottles


Have a drink with Cersei Lannister, Christian Grey and the Earl of Grantham at the weirdest cocktail party ever with these TV- and movie-inspired beverages.

Suitable for Lords and Ladies, the Downton Abbey Wine Collection features two blends from the famed Bordeaux region of France using the same vines, soil and region used to produce the wines from the Downton era. The Blanc is a light and crisp white blend, while the Claret is medium-bodied red with bright fruit and a silky finish. If only Mr. Carson were here to refill our glasses. Season 5 premieres January 4. $17 per bottle, DowntonAbbeyWine.com.


E.L. James, author of the steamy 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, has partnered with California winemakers to create two blends that will put you in the mood … to watch the movie, that is—the film debuts February 13. Red Satin is a mix of petite sirah and syrah with flavors of black cherry, cocoa powder, creamy caramel and vanilla, leather and clove. White Silk is a blend of gewürztraminer and sauvignon blanc with floral aromatics of lychee. Buy them both and get a free whip! (Just kidding.) $18 per bottle, Lee’s Discount Liquors and Total Wine & More.


Along with blood and boobs, booze is a central character in the HBO series Game of Thrones. New York’sBrewery Ommegang released its fourth Thrones-inspired beer, Valar Morghulis, in October. The Belgian-style dubbel is redolent of toffee, caramel and burnt sugar aromas with a rich, malty sweetness on the palate and a surprisingly dry finish. Stay tuned for Ommegang’s fifth Thrones beer, Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison, to be released at the start of the fifth season in April. $11, Total Wine & More.


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