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'''Wine''' is comparable to real life wine.  It is an alcoholic beverage made with fermented fruit juice, mainly from grapes. Wine is a very popular beverage.  There are many vintages of wine in [[Westeros]] and beyond. Some vintages are vastly superior to others. 
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'''Wine''' is popular alcoholic beverage made with fermented fruit juice, mainly from grapes. There are many different vintages of wine in [[Westeros]] and other parts of the world.  
==Vintages of wine==
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==Sample vintages of wine==
 
'''Westeros:'''
 
'''Westeros:'''
 
*[[Arbor]] gold
 
*[[Arbor]] gold
*Strongwine
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*Sweet reds from the [[Reach]]
*sweet reds from the [[Reach]]
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*Sour reds from [[Dorne]]
*sour reds from [[Dorne]]
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*Strongwine from [[Dorne]], sweet and dark as blood
*strongwine from [[Dorne]]: as dark as blood and as sweet as vengence
 
  
 
'''Essos and beyond:'''
 
'''Essos and beyond:'''
*pale [[Pentos]]hi ambers
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*Pale [[Pentos]]hi ambers
*the green nectar of [[Myr]]
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*The green nectar of [[Myr]]
 
*[[Smokeberry]] browns <ref> [[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 54|Chapter 54]], Daenerys</ref>
 
*[[Smokeberry]] browns <ref> [[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 54|Chapter 54]], Daenerys</ref>
 
*[[Myr]]ish firewine
 
*[[Myr]]ish firewine
*[[Ghis]]cari wine: made with small yellow grapes, inferior vintage, leaves a metallic aftertaste  
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*[[Ghis]]cari wine; made with small yellow grapes,considered an inferior vintage, leaves a metallic aftertaste  
*[[Volantis|Volantene]] wine: sweet  
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*[[Volantis|Volantene]] wine; sweet  
*spice wine
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*Spice wine
*wine of the warlocks ([[shade of the evening]])
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*Wine of the warlocks ([[shade of the evening]])
*dreamwine, flavoured with strange spices: from [[Qarth]]
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*Dreamwine, flavoured with strange spices: from [[Qarth]]
*[[w:apricot|apricot]] wine - drunk in [[Meereen]] {{Ref|aDwD|23}}
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*[[w:Apricot|Apricot]] wine; drunk in [[Meereen]] {{Ref|aDwD|23}}
*a golden vintage from the [[Jade Sea]] {{ref|aCoK|40}}  
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*A golden vintage from the [[Jade Sea]] {{ref|aCoK|40}}  
 
*[[Selhorys]] pale green wine
 
*[[Selhorys]] pale green wine
*[[Wine of Courage]]: drunk exclusively by [[Unsullied]]
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*[[Wine of Courage]]; drunk exclusively by [[Unsullied]]
*[[Lys]] makes a red wine and a white wine.
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*[[w:Persimmon|Persimmon]] wine; popular in [[Slaver's Bay]]
*[[w:Persimmon|Persimmon]] wine - popular in [[Slaver's Bay]]
 
  
 
==References in the books==
 
==References in the books==
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*Prince [[Aegon Targaryen]] tells [[Tyrion]] that child he was swapped with was some tanner's son sold to Lord [[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]] tells [[Tyrion]] that child he was swapped with was some tanner's son sold to Lord [[Varys]] for a jug of Arbor gold.  The babe’s father had other sons but had never tasted [[Arbor]] gold.{{Ref|aDwD|22}}
 
*Wine from [[Slaver's Bay]] is thin and pale.
 
 
*Wine is often stored in skins and casks.
 
  
 
*It is sometimes watered down, for children or at certain times of day.
 
*It is sometimes watered down, for children or at certain times of day.
 
    
 
    
 
*Boiling wine is sometimes poured into wounds to disinfect them.  
 
*Boiling wine is sometimes poured into wounds to disinfect them.  
 
*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, talking silently to herself.
 
 
*As they are breaking their fast in the Queen's Ballroom, the morning of King [[Joffrey Baratheon]]’s wedding, Sansa notices that Tyrion scarce touches his food, though he drinks several cups of wine. 
 
 
*[[Sandor Clegane]] tells [[Sansa Stark]] that all a man needs is a flagon of sour red, dark as blood.  Or a woman.
 
 
*[[Elder Brother]] tells [[Brienne]] that his life was writ in red, in blood and wine – until he died in the [[Battle of the Trident]].
 
 
*After her visit to the [[Pureborn]] in the [[Hall of a Thousand Thrones]] [[Daenerys]] and [[Xaro Xhoan Daxos]] drink ruby red-wine from matching goblets of jade and gold.  The wine tastes of pomegranates and hot summer days.
 
 
*[[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. 
 
 
*During his brief stay at [[Illyrio Mopatis]]’s mance in Pentos [[Tyrion]] notes that there is enough wine in the mance 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 the [[Paxter Redwyne|present Lord]] of the [[Arbor]] - the taste of it is languorous and heady on the tongue, the colour 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}}
 
*[[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}}
 
*During a [[finger dance]] with [[Qarl]] the Maid one of [[Eldred Codd]]'s fingers lands in [[Ralf (Limper)|Ralf the Limper]]’s wine cup.  {{Ref|affc|18}}
 
 
*During [[Victarion Greyjoy]]’s feast [[Asha Greyjoy]] helps herself unasked to [[Nute]] the Barber’s wine.  Nute raises no objection; he had passed out drunk some time ago.  {{Ref|affc|18}}
 
 
*While journeying in [[Illyrio]]’s litter [[Tyrion]] drinks blackberry wine so sweet that it draws more flies then honey.
 
*[[Daenerys]] 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. {{Ref|aDwD|2}}
 
 
*[[Elder Brother]] told [[Brienne]] that [[the Hound]] drank to drown his pain in a sea of wine. {{Ref|aFfC|31}}
 
 
*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.
 
 
*[[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]].
 
  
 
*The [[Pureborn]] are notorious for offering poisoned wine to those they consider dangerous{{Ref|aCoK|40}}  
 
*The [[Pureborn]] are notorious for offering poisoned wine to those they consider dangerous{{Ref|aCoK|40}}  
 
*In [[Astapor]], while attempting to buy [[Unsullied]], [[Dany]] sits in her [[Qartheen gown]] sipping tart persimmon wine from a tall silver flute trying to keep her face blank and ignorant while the [[Good Masters]] confer amongst themselves in low voices. {{Ref|aSoS|27}}
 
 
*[[Bloodbeard]] has a prodigious appetite for wine.
 
 
* Lady [[Nymeria Sand]]'s lips are wine-red.
 
 
* 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.”'' {{Ref|aDwD|22}}
 
 
*Seamen are the worst gossips in the world when the wine is flowing.
 
  
 
*At the [[Wall]] the [[Night's Watch|black brothers]] drink hot mulled wine, spiced with cloves and nutmeg.
 
*At the [[Wall]] the [[Night's Watch|black brothers]] drink hot mulled wine, spiced with cloves and nutmeg.

Revision as of 21:32, 22 June 2013

Cersei Lannister drinking a cup of wine - by Matt Olson ©

Wine is popular alcoholic beverage made with fermented fruit juice, mainly from grapes. There are many different vintages of wine in Westeros and other parts of the world.

Sample vintages of wine

Westeros:

  • Arbor gold
  • Sweet reds from the Reach
  • Sour reds from Dorne
  • Strongwine from Dorne, sweet and dark as blood

Essos and beyond:

References in the books

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • 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. [3]
  • Claw Isle’s castle is reputedly stocked with more wines that a man could drink in a 100 years.[4]
  • Prince Aegon Targaryen tells Tyrion that child he was swapped with was some tanner's son sold to Lord Varys for a jug of Arbor gold. The babe’s father had other sons but had never tasted Arbor gold.[5]
  • It is sometimes watered down, for children or at certain times of day.
  • Boiling wine is sometimes poured into wounds to disinfect them.
  • 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. [6]
  • The Pureborn are notorious for offering poisoned wine to those they consider dangerous[3]

Quotes

The world is full of wine.[7]

Tyrion Lannister


I mean to sail to Westeros and drink the wine of vengeance from the skull of the Usurper.[3]

- Daenerys Targaryen


You see the wonders than can be worked with lies and Arbor gold? [8]

- Lord Petyr Baelish, to Sansa Stark

External Links

The Wine Grapes of Westeros

References and Notes