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*[[Ulf the White]] and Ser [[Hobert Hightower]] die from poisoned Arbor gold provided by Hobert.{{ref|TPATQ}}
 
*[[Ulf the White]] and Ser [[Hobert Hightower]] die from poisoned Arbor gold provided by Hobert.{{ref|TPATQ}}
  
*[[Claw Isle|Claw Isle's]] castle is reputedly stocked with more wines that a man could drink in a 100 years{{Ref|aSoS|36}}.
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*[[Claw Isle]]'s castle is reputedly stocked with more wines that a man could drink in a hundred years{{Ref|aSoS|36}}.
  
 
*When [[Kevan Lannister]] tells [[Cersei Lannister]] that she is as unfit a mother as she is as a ruler she throws a cup of red wine in his face.{{fact}}
 
*When [[Kevan Lannister]] tells [[Cersei Lannister]] that she is as unfit a mother as she is as a ruler she throws a cup of red wine in his face.{{fact}}
  
*As they are breaking their fast in the Queen's Ballroom the morning of King [[Joffrey Baratheon]]'s [[Purple Wedding|wedding]], [[Sansa Stark|Sansa]] notices that Tyrion scarcely touches his food though he drinks several cups of wine.{{fact}}
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*As they are breaking their fast in the Queen's Ballroom the morning of King [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey I Baratheon]]'s [[Purple Wedding|wedding]], [[Sansa Stark]] notices that Tyrion scarcely touches his food though he drinks several cups of wine.{{fact}}
  
 
*During a [[finger dance]] with [[Qarl the Maid]] one of [[Eldred Codd]]'s fingers lands in [[Ralf the Limper]]'s wine cup.{{Ref|affc|18}}
 
*During a [[finger dance]] with [[Qarl the Maid]] one of [[Eldred Codd]]'s fingers lands in [[Ralf the Limper]]'s wine cup.{{Ref|affc|18}}
  
*During [[Victarion Greyjoy]]'s feast [[Asha Greyjoy]] helps herself unasked to [[Nute|Nute the Barber’s]] wine. Nute raises no objection; he had passed out drunk some time ago.{{Ref|affc|18}}
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*During [[Victarion Greyjoy]]'s feast [[Asha Greyjoy]] helps herself unasked to [[Nute|Nute the Barber's]] wine. Nute raises no objection; he had passed out drunk some time ago.{{Ref|affc|18}}
  
 
*[[Sandor Clegane]] tells [[Sansa Stark]] that all a man needs is a flagon of sour red, dark as blood. Or a woman.{{fact}}
 
*[[Sandor Clegane]] tells [[Sansa Stark]] that all a man needs is a flagon of sour red, dark as blood. Or a woman.{{fact}}
  
*[[Elder Brother]] tells [[Brienne]] that his life was writ in red, in blood and wine – until he died in the [[Battle of the Trident]].{{fact}}
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*[[Elder Brother]] tells [[Brienne Tarth]] that his life was writ in red, in blood and wine – until he died in the [[Battle of the Trident]].{{fact}}
  
*[[Elder Brother]] told [[Brienne]] that [[Sandor Cleganethe Hound]] drank to drown his pain in a sea of wine. {{Ref|aFfC|31}}
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*[[Elder Brother]] told [[Brienne Tarth]] that [[Sandor Clegane]] drank to drown his pain in a sea of wine.{{Ref|aFfC|31}}
  
*Small, tart grapes grow in the summer arbor on the [[Quiet Isle]], from which the Brothers make a drinkable wine. {{Ref|aFfC|31}}.
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*Small, tart grapes grow in the summer arbor on the [[Quiet Isle]], from which the Brothers make a drinkable wine.{{Ref|aFfC|31}}.
  
*At the [[Wall]] the [[Night's Watch|black brothers]] drink hot mulled wine, spiced with cloves and nutmeg. {{Ref|ADWD|49}}
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*At the [[Wall]] the [[Night's Watch|black brothers]] drink hot mulled wine, spiced with cloves and nutmeg.{{Ref|ADWD|49}}
  
*Lord [[Torghen Flint]] journeys to the [[Wall]] to attend the wedding of [[Alys Karstark]] and [[Sigorn]] the [[Magnar]] of [[Thenn]] and enjoys the southern wine at the feast.{{fact}}
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*Lord [[Torghen Flint]] journeys to the [[Wall]] to attend the wedding of [[Alys Karstark]] and [[Sigorn]], the [[Magnar]] of [[Thenn]], and enjoys the southern wine at the feast.{{fact}}
  
 
*[[Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun]] takes a gigantic liking to wine after first tasting it at [[Castle Black]].{{fact}}
 
*[[Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun]] takes a gigantic liking to wine after first tasting it at [[Castle Black]].{{fact}}
  
* Lady [[Nymeria Sand]]'s lips are wine-red.{{fact}}
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* [[Nymeria Sand]]'s lips are wine-red.{{fact}}
  
 
*It is said that across the [[Jade Sea]] they make a golden vintage so fine that one sip makes all other wines taste like vinegar.  {{ref|aCoK|40}}   
 
*It is said that across the [[Jade Sea]] they make a golden vintage so fine that one sip makes all other wines taste like vinegar.  {{ref|aCoK|40}}   
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*During his brief stay at [[Illyrio Mopatis]]'s manse in Pentos, [[Tyrion Lannister]] notes that there is enough wine in the manse's cellar to keep him drunk for a hundred years. The cellar includes a cask of strongwine marked as the private stock of Lord [[Runceford Redwyne]], the grandfather of Lord [[Paxter Redwyne]] of the [[Arbor]] - the taste of it is languorous and heady on the tongue, the color purple so dark it looks almost black in the dim-lit cellar.
 
*During his brief stay at [[Illyrio Mopatis]]'s manse in Pentos, [[Tyrion Lannister]] notes that there is enough wine in the manse's cellar to keep him drunk for a hundred years. The cellar includes a cask of strongwine marked as the private stock of Lord [[Runceford Redwyne]], the grandfather of Lord [[Paxter Redwyne]] of the [[Arbor]] - the taste of it is languorous and heady on the tongue, the color purple so dark it looks almost black in the dim-lit cellar.
  
*[[Illyrio]] tells Tyrion that when he and [[Varys]] were young men in [[Pentos]], the older thieves were fools who thought no further than turning a night’s plunder into wine. {{Ref|aDwD|5}}
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*[[Illyrio Mopatis]] tells Tyrion that when he and [[Varys]] were young men in [[Pentos]], the older thieves were fools who thought no further than turning a night's plunder into wine. {{Ref|aDwD|5}}
  
*While journeying in [[Illyrio]]'s litter Tyrion drinks blackberry wine so sweet that it draws more flies then honey does.
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*While journeying in [[Illyrio Mopatis]]'s litter Tyrion drinks blackberry wine so sweet that it draws more flies then honey does.
  
 
*Prince [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Rhaegar)|Aegon Targaryen]] tells Tyrion that as a child he was swapped with was some tanner's son sold to [[Varys]] for a jug of Arbor gold. The babe’s father had other sons but had never tasted Arbor gold.{{Ref|aDwD|22}}
 
*Prince [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Rhaegar)|Aegon Targaryen]] tells Tyrion that as a child he was swapped with was some tanner's son sold to [[Varys]] for a jug of Arbor gold. The babe’s father had other sons but had never tasted Arbor gold.{{Ref|aDwD|22}}
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*During her wedding ceremony to Khal [[Drogo]], [[Daenerys Targaryen]] sits in her wedding silks with no one to talk to, nursing a cup of honeyed wine while talking silently to herself.
 
*During her wedding ceremony to Khal [[Drogo]], [[Daenerys Targaryen]] sits in her wedding silks with no one to talk to, nursing a cup of honeyed wine while talking silently to herself.
  
*[[Xaro Xhoan Daxos]] tries to entreat [[Daenerys]] to journey around [[Yi Ti]] to search for the dreaming city of poets, to sip the wine of wisdom from a dead man’s skull.
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*[[Xaro Xhoan Daxos]] tries to entreat [[Daenerys Targaryen]] to journey around [[Yi Ti]] to search for the dreaming city of poets, to sip the wine of wisdom from a dead man’s skull.
  
 
*After her visit to the [[Pureborn]] in the [[Hall of a Thousand Thrones]], [[Daenerys Targaryen]] and [[Xaro Xhoan Daxos]] drink ruby red-wine from matching goblets of jade and gold. The wine tastes of pomegranates and hot summer days.
 
*After her visit to the [[Pureborn]] in the [[Hall of a Thousand Thrones]], [[Daenerys Targaryen]] and [[Xaro Xhoan Daxos]] drink ruby red-wine from matching goblets of jade and gold. The wine tastes of pomegranates and hot summer days.

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King Robert Baratheon in his cups - © FFG
Cersei Lannister drinking a cup of wine - by Matt Olson ©
King Robert Baratheon's wine cellar - © FFG

Wine in Westeros is comparable to wine in the real world. It is an alcoholic beverage made with fermented fruit juice, usually grapes. Wine is a very popular beverage. There are many different and unique vintages of wine in Westeros and beyond. Some vintages are vastly superior to others.

Vintages of wine

Westeros:

Essos and beyond:

References in the books

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • Wine is sometimes watered down for children or at certain times of day.
  • Boiling wine is sometimes poured into wounds to disinfect them.[citation needed]
  • Seamen are the worst gossips in the world when the wine is flowing.[citation needed]
  • Claw Isle's castle is reputedly stocked with more wines that a man could drink in a hundred years[14].
  • Small, tart grapes grow in the summer arbor on the Quiet Isle, from which the Brothers make a drinkable wine.[16].
  • It is said that across the Jade Sea they make a golden vintage so fine that one sip makes all other wines taste like vinegar. [9]
  • During his brief stay at Illyrio Mopatis's manse in Pentos, Tyrion Lannister notes that there is enough wine in the manse's cellar to keep him drunk for a hundred years. The cellar includes a cask of strongwine marked as the private stock of Lord Runceford Redwyne, the grandfather of Lord Paxter Redwyne of the Arbor - the taste of it is languorous and heady on the tongue, the color purple so dark it looks almost black in the dim-lit cellar.
  • Illyrio Mopatis tells Tyrion that when he and Varys were young men in Pentos, the older thieves were fools who thought no further than turning a night's plunder into wine. [7]
  • While journeying in Illyrio Mopatis's litter Tyrion drinks blackberry wine so sweet that it draws more flies then honey does.
  • Prince Aegon Targaryen tells Tyrion that as a child he was swapped with was some tanner's son sold to Varys for a jug of Arbor gold. The babe’s father had other sons but had never tasted Arbor gold.[2]
  • In the brothel in Selhorys Tyrion opts for the slave-whore with tight red curls upon her head. He says to the proprietor “I'll have a flagon too. Red wine with red flesh.” [2]
  • Penny throws a cup of gold wine Tyrion's face aboard the Selaesori Qhoran when she is still blames him for the death of her brother Oppo.
  • During her wedding ceremony to Khal Drogo, Daenerys Targaryen sits in her wedding silks with no one to talk to, nursing a cup of honeyed wine while talking silently to herself.
  • The Pureborn are notorious for offering poisoned wine to those they consider dangerous[9]
  • Daenerys Targaryen nibbles on flatbread, olives, figs and cheese and sips from a cup of watered wine during her audience in the hall of the Great Pyramid. The wine leaves a tart metallic aftertaste in her mouth.[8]

Winesinks, Taverns, and Inns

Winesinks, taverns, and inns are all popular places to drink wine (and other alcoholic beverages) both in Westeros and across the Narrow Sea.

Westeros:

Essos and beyond:

Quotes

The world is full of wine.[1]

Tyrion Lannister


... there were always dangers when men were in their cups, and a king should never be unguarded...[18]

- Catelyn Stark


I mean to sail to Westeros and drink the wine of vengeance from the skull of the Usurper.[9]

- Daenerys Targaryen


You see the wonders than can be worked with lies and Arbor gold?[19]

- Lord Petyr Baelish, to Sansa Stark


Japes are one way to keep the fear away. Wine's another.[20]

Tyrion Lannister, to Penny

External Links

The Wine Grapes of Westeros

References and Notes