Downton Abbey Spawns A New Wine Soon To Be Released

on 28/06/13 at 11:09 am

Booze News

indexDownton Abbey has inspired many things: tourist attractions, spin off-parody shows, even a clothing line. So it’s not a surprise to hear that the PBS hit has spawned a line of wine.

The folks at Wines That Rock –who produce Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd-branded wine — have teamed up with Dulong Grands Vins de Bordeaux to create a ‘vintage’ wine collection that even Carson would approve of.

The range of Bordeaux clarets and whites are the type of clarets imported by the British aristocracy from France in the early 1900s. The recreated wines are from grapes grown on the same vines and from the same soil as the era depicted in Downton Abbey.

“We are working with The Dulong Grands Vins De Bordeaux vineyards, which have been in the same family for five generations,” said Bill Zysblat, co-owner of Wines That Rock said in a release. “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.”