Finally! Downton Abbey has found a way to save itself from financial ruin!
Oh, wait, nevermind. We forgot it was a TV show for a second there. Ha!
But the series is still looking to make some ca$$$h by releasing their own wine!
There are two kinds, which will be available in the U.S. on November 1st, via wines.com: Downton Abbey Bordeaux Claret 2012 and Downton Abbey Bordeaux Blanc 2012.
Soz U.K., it won’t be available overseas until the later on in the year.
Despite the generic, dull names, the wines taste anything but that, and they’re affordable! At $16.99 per bottle, the press release described the drinks as:
“Downton Abbey Blanc is a light and crisp white blend, while Downton Abbey Claret is a medium-bodied red with bright fruit and a silky finish.”
Anything with a “silky finish” is a-okay in our book!
The co-creator of the wine, William Zysblat, said:
“Our collaboration with the Dulong family made perfect sense, as we wanted the same vines, soil, and region used to produce the wines from the Downton era. Having Dulong as our winemaker allows us to create accessible wines that we truly believe the Crawley family would have been proud to serve at their table.”
Yum, yum, yum!
Now, who has a good Downton Abbey drinking game to play?!
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