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By Bonnie Leigh-Dodds
July 02, 2015
By Bonnie Leigh-Dodds
July 02, 2015

Are you still, still recovering from The Red Viper versus The Mountain? Are you feeling a little nostalgic for the days when Tyrion could lay around boozing on vino? Perhaps you should be drinking your sorrows away with some like-minded Thrones fanatics. Confused? We'll lay it down for you.

Game of Rhones is a wine-tasting event that's been touring Australia since 2014, and now it's coming to New Zealand too. Featuring over 40 producers and 100 wines, it's a one-day, all-out trial by combat to determine the best offering of the grape varieties from the Rhone Valley in France — Shiraz, Grenache, and Viognier among others.


But this isn't just a run-of-the-mill wine tasting set-up. To keep that theme solid, the Rhone Bar is where you can taste wines from 'Beyond the Wall' (ie: the Rhone Valley). Then, you can sign up for a blindfolded tasting in the 'torture chamber' (a highlight of previous Game of Rhones events). Suffice to say, after a few of these Rhone Valley wines, we'd probably confess to a secret or two.

Of course, it wouldn't be Thrones-worthy if there weren't a few extra kickers. To accompany your wine, there will be a selection of feast-able treats available such as suckling pig and venison pie — if you're a vego or a vegan, you've probably already guessed this is a highly meaty affair, however there will be vegetarian options available as well.

We have one double pass to give away to Game of Rhones which will be held at Shed 10 on July 4 from 1pm till 6pm. To enter email us at [email protected] with the header GAME OF RHONES and your all-time favourite Game of Thrones quote or GIF.

Published on July 02, 2015 by Bonnie Leigh-Dodds


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