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    Become A Sommelier And See Which Wines Your Favorite "Game Of Thrones" Characters Would Drink

    The perfect wines to pair with your favorite Game of Thrones characters. (Warning: Spoilers!)

    Warning: Spoilers ahead!

    Left Bank Bordeaux - Robert Baratheon

    Chateau Margeaux / HBO

    Robert was strong, powerful, and ruled the Seven Kingdoms with an iron fist. Which is what Left Bank Bordeaux at least aspires to do. Plus it's pretty much a given that Robert wouldn't waste his time drinking anything less than the best.

    Right Bank Bordeaux - Tywin Lannister

    Chateau Cheval Blanc / HBO

    Sadly, Right Bank Bordeaux often plays second fiddle to it's neighbors. It's just as powerful, but has a bit more elegance than the Left Bank. Tywin would enjoy the complexity (and the decadence) of Chateau Cheval Blanc.

    Champagne - Jon Snow

    Dom Perignon / HBO

    This one might seem like a stretch until you consider that both are from the north, get better with age, are a blend of noble varietals, and took time for people to notice. While Jon Snow probably wouldn't be sipping bubbly with his Night's Watch brothers, he'd share a bottle with a lady every now and again.

    New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - Daenerys Targaryen

    Kim Crawford / HBO

    Daenerys is a new upstart far from home. She has a unique style, and commands lots of respect. In this way she's a lot like a bright New Zealand Sauv Blanc. She'd, for sure, drink casks of the stuff.

    Burgundy/Pinot Noir - Tyrion Lannister

    Domaine Romanee Conti / HBO

    Pinot Noir is a red wine that's more about finesse than power, just like Tyrion. But I don't know about taking it mulled, which Tyrion has been known to do.

    California Cabernet Sauvignon - Cersei Lannister

    Chateau Montelena / HBO

    California Cabernet is a full-bodied, powerful wine with biting tannins (the stuff that gives you headaches). Can't imagine Cersei drinks much else.

    Beaujolais - Arya Stark

    Louis Jadot / HBO

    This is a light-bodied, elegant red with more complexity than meets the eye. It's often overlooked and undervalued, just like Arya.

    Argentinian Malbec - The Mountain

    Catena / HBO

    Not only is this full-bodied, powerful wine grown in the mountains, it's also smooth enough, and cheap enough, for Ser Gregor to drink barrel after barrel.

    Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon - The Hound

    Vina Maipo / HBO

    This one isn't as respected as it's neighbor, Argentinian Malbec, but it's still a powerful wine with a lot of complexity. It also goes down easily, which is all the Hound cares about.

    Chinon/Cabernet Franc - Jaime Lannister

    Phillippe Alliet / HBO

    Jaime's a bit of a rebel who likes to do things his own way rather than what's expected of him. This often forgotten parent grape of Cab Sauv would appeal to a man like that. Fruit forward, and smoother than it's offspring, Cab Franc is Jaime's perfect pairing.

    Dry Riesling - Bran

    Trimbach / HBO

    Drier Rieslings are from the north, and they're often underestimated. Yet they're actually some of the most exciting bottles on the planet. A lot like Bran.

    Moscato D'Asti - Sansa Stark

    Ruffino / HBO

    Sweet, Bubbly, from the north of Italy... You know this is Sansa's favorite wine.

    Nero D'Avola - Euron Greyjoy

    DOC Sicilia / HBO

    From the storied Island of Sicily, this highly tannic, full-bodied wine is right up Euron's alley. Tannins give you headaches.

    Brunello Di Montalcino/Sangiovese - Littlefinger

    Piccini / HBO

    Brunello is a highly complex wine from Tuscany, home of Machiavelli. It's the perfect wine for the most scheming man in Westeros.

    White Burgundy/Chardonnay - Catelyn Stark


    Both Chardonnay and Cat do well in cool climates, and go well with fish. Also, Cat is the quintessential Chard girl.

    Pinot Blanc - Bronn

    Chateau Fontaine / HBO

    Pinot Blanc is a varietal that, historically, hasn't gotten a lot of respect. But recently, it's gained a cult following, sort of like Bronn. The fact that this wine is quite easy to drink would make Bronn happy.

    Chave Hermatage - Brienne of Tarth

    Chave Hermatage / HBO

    Hermatage is an incredibly complex wine, made from the spice-driven Syrah grape. It originates from a single hillside in the Rhone Valley. This wine is a lone wolf if there ever was one, and in all likelihood it'd be a favorite of Brienne the beauty.

    Gewurztraminer - Loris Tyrell

    Trimbach / HBO

    Gewurz has floral, lychee, and good hints of spice. An easy pairing for the Knight of Flowers.

    Chateauneuf Du Pape/Red Rhone Blends - Varys

    Domaine du Pere Pape / HBO

    Chateauneauf du Pape and other Grenache Syrah Mourvedre blends are complex, powerful wines that tend to be underestimated. But they can compete with the best wines in the world. Varys would definitely approve.

    Provence Rosé - Daario Naharis

    Chateau Miraval / HBO

    Daario would appreciate how refreshing this wine is. He'd also be secure and confident enough to have no issue drinking pink wine.

    Pinot Gris/Grigio - Edmund Tully

    Pierre Sparr / HBO

    Pinot Gris and Grigio are rather straightforward wines that pair well with fish. A lot like Edmund Tully.

    Viognier - Olenna Tyrell

    Louis Latour / HBO

    Viognier is a complex, aromatic wine that would grow very well in Olenna's home region of The Reach. It's also a wine that The Queen of Thornes would demand be brought to her day and night.

    Ice Wine - Night's King

    Niagara Land Wine Cellar / HBO

    Alright, this one's a stretch. After all, Ice Wine is some of the sweetest in the world, and there's nothing sweet about the Night's King. Still, the man seems to have pretty good control of ice, and you can't have ice wine without it.

    Rioja - Elleria Sand

    Bodegas Age / HBO

    Elleria would never be caught dead drinking anything but Dornish Red, and in GOT it's pretty clear Dorne is Spain. Elleria would definitely be a fan of this Spanish wine.

    Bierzo Mencia - Oberyn Martell

    Peique / HBO

    Oberyn also is a fan of Dornish Wine, but he's an eccentric man. He'd probably like something a bit bolder than the Rioja. That's why we've gone with Mencia from the Bierzo region of Spain.

    Muscadet - Davos Seaworth

    Domaine de la Pepiere / HBO

    There are few wines that offer an expression of the sea (and pair well with oysters). Muscadet is one of them. A good fit for Davos.

    Vouvray - Gilly

    Domaine Vieux Vauvert / HBO

    Vouvray is a sweet and complex wine that a lot of people don't know. It's a good wine for Gilly.

    Madeira - Samwell Tarly

    H.M. Borges / HBO

    While a fortified wine might be a bit strong for Sam, he'd appreciate this wine's long history and the process that goes into making it.

    Sweet Riesling - Margaery Tyrell

    Weingut Geheimrat J. Wegeler / HBO

    The absolute queen of sweet wine. If there was every a Riesling girl, it's Margaery.

    Sauternes - Tommen Baratheon

    Chateau Rieussec / HBO

    Bordeaux's sweet wine is a perfect fit for the sweetest king to ever rule Westeros.

    Australian Shiraz - Melisandre

    Penfold's / HBO

    Aussie Shiraz is a spice-driven, powerful, and complex red wine from the far side of the world. It's a great fit for Melisandre.

    Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel - Three Eyed Raven

    Klinker Brick Winery / HBO

    Zinfandel vines have been hiding out in Lodi, California for more than a century. For a lot of that time, the wine world ignored them. But now the world knows. The Three Eyed Raven would have known of their potential all along.

    White Zinfandel - Joffery Baratheon

    Beringer / HBO

    Joffery's expression says it all. White Zin is... interesting. We won't say it's as terrible as Joffrey, and it certainly won't meet as terrible an end as the Illborn, but you'll need a palette cleanser afterwards.

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