Get ready for “Downton Abbey” Season 4 by imbibing some “Downton Abbey” wine, fans. The Downton Abbey Collection is coming to the United States on Nov. 1, 2013 and to Europe and Australia later in the year.
The two wines available are blends from the Grands Vins de Bordeaux of France, a family-owned winery for more than 130 years. There will be a “Blanc” white wine and a “Claret” red wine. The white is light and crisp, while the red is a medium-bodied red with bright fruit and a silky finish.
Co-creator of the wines William Zysblat says, “We are excited to launch the Downton Abbey Wine Collection, made in the finest Bordeaux winemaking tradition. Our collaboration with the Dulong family made perfect sense, as we wanted the same vines, soil and region used to produce the wines from the Downton Era. Having Dulong as our winemaker allows us to create accessible wines that we truly believe the Crawley Family would have been proud to serve at their table.”
Downton Abbey Wines are available online at www.Wine.com and www.DowntonAbbeyWine.com, and will also be available at specialty wine retailers and supermarkets nationwide including Cost Plus World Market beginning Nov. 1, 2013 for $14.99 per 750-ml bottle.