Do you like Game of Thrones? Well here’s somebody who knows a bunch about wine to ruin it just a little bit for you.
Game of Thrones is drenched in wine. Martin’s characters drink wine, hold wine, buy wine, pour wine, discuss wine, fantasize about wine, demand wine, and even poison each others’ wine. Some fans have even gone out of their way to make their own recipes based on wines mentioned in the books.
But for wine you need grapes, and for grapes you need something Westeros does not have: Reliably changing seasons.
Take that fantasy world! In the real world grapes need seasons, ipso facto the make believe world is not real! Perhaps in this fantasy world these different grapes could not need seasons. But that would be ridiculous, like something somebody invented as part of a make believe world! Anyways, it has some other interesting tidbits about wine and grapes and vines and climate.
- ellie-and-the-doctor reblogged this from wicnet and added:
Yeah well, this universe has DRAGONS, is it so difficult to believe it has grapes that don’t need reliable seasons?...