Booze

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Last week, we featured Outlander wine. This week, we discovered that official Game Of Thrones wine on the way. You may be familiar with Game of Thrones beer by Brewery Ommegang, but wine is the official beverage of GoT, so it’s only fitting they get their own special vintages.

Vintage Wine Estates will release three different Game of Thrones wines—a red blend and a Chardonnay have a suggested retail of $19.99, while the Cabernet Sauvignon will retail around $39.99. They should be available starting in March 2017.

I wish the names of the wine were in the spirit of vintners in the Seven Kingdoms, but the bottles are pretty and it’s wine. Hard to go wrong.

(via Food and Wine)

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Yep, you read that right. An Outlander wine collection has been created with four vintages; the NV Claire Randall Vin Blanc, 2015 Frank Randall Vin de Pays d’Oc Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Claire Fraser Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, and the 2014 Jamie Fraser Paso Robles Red Blend.

The collection from Lot 18 was limited to only 2500 bottles per character and everything has sold out but the 2015 Frank Randall Vin de Pays d’Oc Cabernet Sauvignon at the time of writing. Still, the details are worth checking out if you’re a fan. Take a look at all of the awesome labels below. [click to continue…]

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First, there was Unicorn Tears gin, and now you can get drunk on the spicy tears of a Phoenix.

Phoenix Tears Spiced Rum is Caribbean rum with brown sugar, dried fruit, cinnamon, and ginger notes for both sweet and spicy flavors. Plus, a gold shimmer for a little extra magic.

Of course, we can’t support any product that involves making mythical creatures cry—but it does sound delicious. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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If a book and a glass of wine sounds like the perfect evening for you, then you’ll be pleased to know that Italian winery Matteo Correggia and design agency Reverse Innovation have found a way to bring these things closer together.

Combining the Italian words for “book” and “bottle”, their new “Librottiglia” range of wines include short stories built into the label of each bottle. Flavors include red Anthos, ruby red Nebbiolo Roero and white Roero Arneis accompanied by stories such as Patrizia Laquidara’s “A Frog in the Belly”, Regina Marques Nadaes’s “I love you. Forget me” and Danilo Zanelli’s “Murder”.

Sadly, the bottles are only available in Italian at the moment, and there’s no word on whether or not this will eventually change. It should though—this is a great idea. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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As they’ve done in years past, Drinks by the Dram is back with a Whisky Advent Calendar for 2016. Here’s a….taste of what you can expect:

Don’t expect to find any tiny chocolate squares behind the windows of this advent calendar. Instead, behind each of the 24 windows lies a different wax-sealed 3cl Drinks By The Dram sample of delicious whisky, so this year be sure to count down to Christmas in style (again). This calendar is also available in Christmas Red Coloured Edition.

Highlights among the brilliant drams within this year’s calendar include 50 year old Scotch, brand new releases and the World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards 2014)! Each dram allows whisky fans to explore new expressions during the count down to Christmas, tasting everything from single grain to rare Scotch worth up to £600 a bottle…

Personally, I would want to preserve the surprise, but if you really want to know what’s inside, check out the (randomized) selection below. [click to continue…]

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If you’ve ever watched Cougar Town, you know two things; the Cul De Sac Crew likes their wine and Jules is always up for any glass or gizmo that gets more wine into her body as efficiently as possible.

One of her big ideas was the Guzzle Buddy, a wine glass that doubles as a wine delivery system straight from the bottle, but we all thought it was fiction, right?

Someone has gone and made it a reality.

I don’t know if this is 100% official or just a straight up rip-off, but I’ve always wanted my own Guzzle Buddy. Other winos should consider getting it while the gettin’s good. Check out the Cougar Town below. [click to continue…]

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Hello Kitty wine exists in the world thanks to a partnership between Sanrio and Torti Winery. I’m surprised it took this long to be honest.

The collaboration has created a number of adorable (and we hope delicious) vintages with names like Lady, Charmy, and Sweet Pink.

Unfortunately the wine has very limited distribution in the US; currently available only at Antonello Ristorante in Santa Ana, CA. That said, you can find it for sale internationally if Santa Ana isn’t too much of a trek.

I’ll admit, I’m tempted to drive down there. How can I not own a Hello Kitty wine called Cupido? So. Freakin’. Cute. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Mike Mignola’s Hellboy might not be the most refined guy, but how many comic book heroes can say they have their own wine?

Dark Horse Comics and Stoller Family Estates Winery have worked together to create this 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir. You’ll be able to pick up a bottle (or six) this Halloween and stare lovingly at the label featuring art from the cover of Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead #2.

Classy, right? BOOM!

Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir: $50

Image: That’s Nerdalicious

(via Nerdist)

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No, an ACTUAL ball pit. Not what you’re thinking. Either way it’s kinda gross—but also fun! I mean, there’s a cruel disparity between childhood and adulthood. As a kid, you can roll around in a ball bit but you can’t drink. As an adult you can get liquored up, but climb into the ball pit and you’re going to get some weird looks.

Fortunately, the “Ball Pool Bar Dive” bar in Osaka, Japan has closed this gap between kidding and adulting. Instead of tables and chairs, they have balls. Balls everywhere. Roughly 20,000 of the things, stuffed into the space. Even better, the venue offers all-you-can-drink rates for anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes. No need to worry about spills, though – drinks are served in containers with lids, so there’s almost no change of a spillage. Vomit on the other hand…

Check out a selection of tweets showing the place off below. [click to continue…]

DIY Death Star Globe Bar

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Some people look at a globe and think, “Yep, that’s what the world looks like, I guess.” Other people see a globe and see an opportunity to hide some booze. But Imgur user Sharkalligatorman saw more than any of us ever thought possible. He saw potential.

Sharkalligatorman found a reasonably affordable globe bar on Amazon and modified it into the Empire’s ultimate weapon. That is to say, he cut a big ol’ hole in the top and stuck a gray plastic spoon dish in the gap before painting the entire thing a lovely shade of military gray (or possibly ocean gray, it’s hard to tell the difference). Then he spent time painting the trenches, city, and a black interior complete with stenciled names of people involved in the iconic style of the Star Wars crawl. See the entire process in the gallery below. [click to continue…]