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Wine News: Game of Thrones, Sussex Sparkling and Price Wars

By Anna Spooner on 25/11/16 12:47 PM

Game of Thrones Wine Announced

Smash hit TV show Game of Thrones is returning for its seventh series in spring 2017, and to celebrate the producers at HBO have partnered with Vintage Wine Estates in California to bring the show its very own wine!

The ‘Seven Kingdom Wines’ boast a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon in their range – two of California’s most popular grapes and will be available from around £16 (with the Cab Sav costing a rather punchy £32). And whilst we don’t know if they have any serving suggestions, we would probably recommend them in a goblet.

Game of Thrones Wine

Could Sussex Really Be the Next Champagne?

Britain’s agricultural minister has applied for ‘PDO’ (protected designation of origin) status for Sussex that would mean the wines produced there would be protected from imitators and hopefully guarantee quality.

PDO status helps to maintain certain characteristics and styles in wine and our best loved varieties from regions such as Champagne, Rioja and Chianti. So, could Sussex rival Champagne? We will have to wait and see…


Aldi’s at it Again

 Aldi has impressed wine experts yet again with its Christmas Champagne offering. The supermarket has served up a corker with a £9.99 bottle that impressed a panel of Which? Wine experts.

Also impressing the judges in the blind tasting was a £20 bottle of own label Blanc de Blanc Champagne from Sainsbury’s. The race is on for the lowest price booze this festive season, and it’s a price war we can certainly get behind!