'Downton Abbey' Bordeaux Clarets and Whites to Launch

Staff Writer
Sip on a glass of Downton Bordeaux during the PBS premiere

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Bottles of Bordeaux fit for the Downton aristocrats will hit the market in time for your January 2014 premiere party.

Even the Dowager Countess of Grantham won’t be able to utter a single remark after a sip of the wine she and her family inspired.

Fox News reports that Wines That Rock – the producers of Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd wine brands – have teamed up with Dulong Grands Vins de Bordeaux to create a line of Downton Abbey-themed wines. The PBS show will give its name to a vintage wine collection of Bordeaux clarets and whites, a popular import from France by the British aristocracy in the early 1900s. These recreated wines are grown from the same grapes, vines, and soil as the era depicted on the show.

In a press release, co-Owner of Wines That Rock Bill Zysblat says, “[The Dulong Grands Vins de Bordeaux vineyards] have over 130 years of experience in creating the world’s best wines, so these wines are wines the Crawley family would have been proud to serve at Downton.”

The wines will be sold by the bottle and also as packaged gifts. They will be available through distributors in the U.S. and Canada, just in time for your premiere party of season four in January 2014.

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