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If Game of Thrones Characters...Were Wines

Ah, yes let us raise our gilded goblets and toast to the season finale of GoT. (For those of you living under a rock, we're talking about Game of Thrones). All of our favorite misfit characters have spent the last few weeks putting the evil in Medieval and will likely leave us questioning the meaning of life after Sunday's episode. What better way to celebrate this highly anticipated season finale than assigning some wine counterparts to this bloody-good crew?


Cersei Lannister - Cabernet Sauvignon
She'll do anything to run the throne. Glass of wine in hand - red, in particular. This sinister character appears soft and sweet on the outside, but after a few interactions it's clear she has some (see: many) dark undertones. She's bold, assertive with the potential to over-power any delicate personality - Coincidentally enough, Cabernet Sauvignon functions in a similar manner (aka Cersei's spirit wine). If you're feeling a little sinister yourself, we recommend snagging a bottle of this.

Tyrion Lannister - Red Blend
This fan-favorite character is full of life and gutsy, with subtle hints of a darker agenda should you strike the wrong chord. His personality is a rare blend of compassion and resilience - A result of his bitter sweet experiences with some unexpected characters throughout his upbringing, similar to that of a Red Blend.

Sansa Stark - Sauvignon Blanc
Young, bright, pure - these are a few of Sansa's most notable, initial traits. Despite her naivety early on, after a few years her clean image transitions into a more balanced combination of vibrance and intrigue. At first glance she may appear sweet, but after a few years on a difficult road it's clear that her strong, striking temperament will linger for the foreseeable future - a fair match for this Sauvignon Blanc.

Daenerys Targaryen - Petite Sirah
Also known as “The Mother of Dragons" Daenerys is a rare breed. Aside from her ability to summon mythical creatures, she embodies a unique boldness that is difficult to come by. Appearing timid at first, she begins to evolve into a strong, confident character after some time on her own. She's the rarest, boldest personality around, and can only be paired with those that match her intensity - resembling a Petite Sirah. 

Varys - Pinot Noir
Subtlety is the name of Varys' game. Although this character comes off delicate and light, he can leave any interaction with an intense, plot changing punch depending on his mood. His general demeanor may be consistent, but his plans are ever changing based on his location within the throne. He has a wide range of allies, and can get along with almost anyone (to their face) - as he is light enough for a low-key conversation, but complex enough to devise a world altering plan. Comparable to Pinot Noir.

Jaime Lannister - Merlot
As the twin brother of Cersei, the similarities between these two characters are striking. Yet despite them sharing a father, an upbringing and a taste for world domination, Jaime tends to air just slightly on the sweeter side if you catch him at the right moment. Although he may not be as complex or unapologetically bold as his sister, the resemblance between the two is uncanny nonetheless. Similar to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Petyr Baelish - Pinot Grigio
One word to describe this character - complex. Similar to that of Pinot Grigio, the second he hints at what he's up to, the plan changes completely. From the start of an interaction to finish, you can end up with a completely different interpretation within a matter of seconds - resembling the flavor journey of this particular wine. 

Jon Snow - Malbec
From what looks to be a darker, brooding character on the outside, Jon always leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside. Even in his youth, this character showed maturity beyond his age. He combines some out of the ordinary tactics for a revolutionary, fresh outlook on a dark era, and his resurgence into the world makes him a perfect pairing for the mighty Malbec.