Downton Abbey Wine And Five Other Boozy TV Brands
If you're like us, you hunker down to watch the "upstairs, downstairs" goings-ons of the Crawley family and their staff with a bottle of wine and some biscuits. Of course, until now, we were forced to drink whatever was in the fridge. But, thanks to Wines That Rock (yes, the same people that gave us Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones wine), we'll soon be drinking Downton Abbey Bordeaux. The wines, produced in collaboration with Dulong Grands Vins de Bordeaux, don't have an official release date, but we're banking on it being tied in with the January 2014 series premiere.
PBS Downton Abbey wine? We'll toast to that!
Downton Abbey isn't the first television show to have a beer or wine named after them. In fact, we're kind of shocked that more shows haven't gotten on the branding bandwagon. After all, aSex and the City/SkinnyGirl Cosmo seems like a no-brainer, doesn't it? But there are some -- and they are downright inspiring. Here's a list of our five favorite TV-inspired beers and wines.
5. Game of Thrones Iron Throne Beer - To commemorate the third season of Game of Thrones, Brewery Ommegang launched Iron Throne beer. Almost immediately, the blonde ale became a collector's item, with bars and shops selling out of the brew. This is the first of a Game of Thrones series by the brewery.
Ommegang Brewery via Facebook
4. Romulan Ale - What does a hard working Starship captain do after a long day fighting Klingons? Relax with a hearty Romulan Ale. Available throughout the galaxy -- even on planet Earth -- this blue beer proves that you'll drink anything when you're in outer space. At least it's better than Tang. Available for about $5 a bottle.