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message 1: by Stan (new)

Stan Slaughter | 359 comments Listening to the last few podcasts (in some way which I can not imagine) made me start thinking about wine and science fiction.

My google search found "Le Cigare", or flying saucer wine, whoose label has a picture of a flying saucer attacking a vineyard

http://www.austinchronicle.com/food/2...

(the wine is actually supposed to be pretty good)

Can anyone else find a better science fiction or fantasy wine ?


message 2: by Alterjess (last edited Feb 16, 2012 08:11PM) (new)

Alterjess | 319 comments For certain flavors of fantasy/horror:

http://www.vampirevineyards.com/

[edit: Okay it turns out their website plays music. You've been warned!]


message 3: by Stan (last edited Feb 17, 2012 05:18AM) (new)

Stan Slaughter | 359 comments For those fantasy fans who liked the hot spice wine mentioned in George R R Martins Game of Thrones, here is a link to a recipie tho make "The Old Bear’s Hot Spiced Wine" - a Medieval Mulled Wine recipe

http://www.innatthecrossroads.com/201...


message 4: by Keith (new)

Keith (keithatc) As a fan of old pulps and scifi, I've grown fond of the work of Australia's Wine By Some Young Punks: http://www.someyoungpunks.com.au/ - dreadful over-Flashed website, but with wines drawing inspiration from giant squid attacks and the creature from the black lagoon to old pulp and romance novels, I'll endure the wretched UI. Plus, the wine in the bottles is actually pretty decent.

At the end of the day though, it's whiskey for me, and every whiskey is appropriate for every book ever.


message 5: by Warren (new)

Warren | 1556 comments One that I thought would be interesting to try is mead.
Old fashion Viking mead. I suggested that I would like to try it and was told, "No you wouldn't." I take it that the drink is rather strong.
Has anyone tried it?


message 6: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome | 6098 comments I think cheese should be added to the menu.


message 7: by Brad Theado (new)

Brad Theado | 217 comments heres one I work at part time. A meadery. We just had Medieval Days.

http://www.hilltopberrywine.com/wines...

They even have a pumpkin mead for you Harry Potter fans


message 8: by terpkristin (new)

terpkristin | 4117 comments Brad wrote: "heres one I work at part time. A meadery. We just had Medieval Days."

I had your stuff for the first time at this past year's Virginia Wine Fest in Bull Run, I think!

Greetings from Ashburn!


message 10: by Warren (new)

Warren | 1556 comments Tamahome wrote: "I think cheese should be added to the menu."

Works for me-
http://goo.gl/ZSfc9


message 11: by Stan (new)

Stan Slaughter | 359 comments Not wine, but dinosaur beer sounds interesting ( made from yeast that was preserved in amber from the time of the dinosaurs)

http://www.fossilfuelsbrewingco.com/


message 12: by Kris (new)

Kris (kvolk) and of course there is a book about the topic...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_of_...


message 13: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Potter | 4 comments My vote is for mead!... Metheglin in fact, from http://www.bartholomewsmeadery.com.au...

Best thing when camping... Warm you right down to your toes


message 14: by Keith (new)

Keith (keithatc) For me, mead is poorly suited for reading, as I feel that it should only be consumed in a situation that also promotes Brian Blessed levels of bellowing


message 15: by Seth (new)

Seth Buchsbaum | 31 comments It's really a beer, but it tastes like mead (and is actually a 9,000 year old recipe, made by chemically analyzing residues left on pottery): http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/...


message 16: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) Cider seems to appear rarely in such discussions but it is also an old drink and would be my poison of choice. (I mean hard cider for those on the New World side of the Herring Pond)


message 17: by Terry (new)

Terry Grignon (tgrignon) | 7 comments Tom wants to go back to space. So, when you do pick a space romp for the book, you won't be able to do better than to do with a port. You've got to keep an eye trained through the port to be sure you don't collide with other ships and asteroids, etc. So a good (such as Graham's) late bottled vintage port with a nice blue cheese will set you up in space so nicely you'll never want to return (as long as your scrubbers or closed system ecology don't fail).


message 18: by Mary (new)

Mary (valentinew) | 118 comments Mead can be very strong. I have a couple of friends that homebrew mead (one even keeps his own bees!). Since I can't drink wine due to the migraines it gives me, & I hate the taste of beer, I generally drink mead, cider, Jack Daniels, or Bailey's Irish Cream.

For reading, I find I prefer sipping Woodchuck Cider, especially the Amber. I like the Winter as well, but it's tough to find.


message 19: by Stan (last edited Mar 05, 2012 09:57AM) (new)

Stan Slaughter | 359 comments Don't worry

Winter is coming


message 20: by Micah (new)

Micah (onemorebaker) | 1071 comments Stan wrote: "Don't worry

Winter is coming"


LOL!


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