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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Latest Crossover: Downton Abbey Wine

Posted By on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:17 AM

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Last month our sister blog All Shook Down mentioned E-40's Slurricane might make a nice gift; and now, the latest pop-culture crossover into the food world has arrived: Downton Abbey wine. 

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At first we were wondering maybe each bottle is a mix of high-end and low-end grapes, but no, it's not quite like that.  An excerpt from the press release we received states: "Downton Abbey Wines announced today the launch of the Countess of Grantham Collection – a delicious selection of varietal wines crafted with premium fruit from California."  

California? We thought they'd be French wines, or perhaps from Italy, at least from somewhere close to where Downton Abbey is set. But they must have thought a few people would raise their eyebrows at that and note: 
"The new world bottlings, including a Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, take inspiration from Lady Cora Crawley, the thoroughly modern, American-born wife of British aristocrat Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham."

Nevertheless, if you just have to sip on this while watching the latest season of Downton Abbey, the new blends are hitting shelves across the U.S. this month at a  $15 price point.

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