'Breaking Bad' beer, 'Downton Abbey' wine, coming soon
"Albuquerque-based @marblebrewery will be brewing a #BreakingBad tribute beer to be featured during the run of #BreakingBad's Final Episodes," the series announced on Instagram. It's as yet unknown whether the beer will be available during the series' final 8-episode run starting August 11th.
On the other side of the drama coin, the BBC's extremely popular "Downton Abbey" will also be receiving its own branded beverage in the form of some period-appropriate wines.
“We are working with The Dulong Grands Vins De Bordeaux vineyards, which have been in the same family for five generations,” Bill Zysblat, co-owner of Wines That Rock, told Licensing.Biz. “They have over 130 years of experience in creating the world’s best wines so these are wines the Crawley family would have been proud to serve at Downton.”
In an interesting twist, the range of Bordeaux clarets and whites to be produced will come from grapes "grown on the same vines and from the same soil as the era depicted in Downton Abbey." Since we're talking about the very early 20th century here, I can only assume the vines procured are currently being grown using sustainable and organic practices. According to one article, conventional vineyards (those that use pesticides) did not spring up until after WWII.
The new Downton wines will be available sometime late 2013 - just in time for season four of the hit series to premiere in North America.
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