Sunday, August 27, 2017

Game of Thrones Episode Wine Pairing Guide S7E7

Welcome to the inaugural maiden voyage of the GoT Episode Wine Pairing Guide.

I am your host, Chris Ledbetter, Author and self-described Wine Connois-sumer.

In this heavily anticipated season finale, Season 7- Episode 7... The Dragon and The Wolf, we have a great gathering of forces descending upon King's Landing for a meeting of the minds. The Unsullied and Dothraki seem to have the exterior well-under control, while inside the city, a powder keg is about to fall into a fiery stew of leaders from all over Westeros, some who have never seen one another face to face.

Hang on kids, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!

To that end, my wine pairing for GoT S7E7 is...

I definitely chose Fortress Cabernet in honor of King's Landing and The Red Keep... thus far an impenetrable stronghold.

According to the label, this wine offers a layered palate, perfect for the multi-layered sub-plots braiding together tonight... some of which may be snipped and cauterized. Dark fruit with soft tannins lends to the full-bodied contradictions of the larger-than-life characters who've committed unspeakable acts, but yet you still love them. The white pepper notes represent Jon Snow's spicy delivery at times, while the notes of cocoa from the Unsullied and Dothraki add round, robust nature to the finish.


Given that this is the first post... I know, season finale and all... I WILL return next season for more episode wine pairings.


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