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post #2026 of 3811
thanks for the spoiler tag bro
post #2027 of 3811
In addition to sometimes catching myself saying "It is known." I have also started to drink spiced wine. Anyone else start drinking spiced wine because of the series? I'm not sure if they mention it in the show, but it's all over the books.
post #2028 of 3811
Only after skiing.
post #2029 of 3811
I've been meaning to make mulled wine. Any particular recipes?
post #2030 of 3811
Myself, I've only had the sachet + some extra ingredients variety.

I only know of one key ingredient besides inexpensive wine:

post #2031 of 3811
cloves? how inexpensive of a wine do you use (... franzia???)? what varietals?
post #2032 of 3811
Inexpensive. I'm sure initial taste has some impact on the end product, but I've only had the rather sweet variety, either named Glüh Wein or Vin Chaud depending on where you are.

A google hit of Vin Chaud or here shows that sugar and some type of strong alcohol are common ingredients.

Taken together with cloves, cinnamon, orange (zest) etc. the original flavor is overwhelmed. I'm sure that is one of the original reasons for it. In the GOT books spoilage of the wine is a reason (or am I thinking Wheel of Time?).

I've never made it myself using such a recipe. Only with the following sachet, IIRC:



Added to that besides available wine was some brandy, pieces of orange and some cloves, cinnamon if available. Sugar probably or honey.

It had great situational flavor. As in we were on a skiing holiday, were tired and 'rosy' from the sun, crashed on the couch and had some. I'm sure objectively it wasn't that great.

Matt's been in France for a couple of months (IIRC). Perhaps he or one of our French members has a better idea in the recipe thread.
post #2033 of 3811
Use cheap wine. I've tried two recipes and both did not turn out well. The clove was too overpowering or oily, or the zest made everything too bitter. I got a spice pack at the grocery that was made for spiced wine and it was just perfect. Simmer the spices in the wine for 10-15 mins and strain. It's a very satisfying drink.

This is exactly what I had. There are a few others on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Spice-Hunter-1-25-Ounce-Packages/dp/B003LQ1T14/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1343141089&sr=8-5&keywords=mulled+wine
post #2034 of 3811
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

In addition to sometimes catching myself saying "It is known." I have also started to drink spiced wine. Anyone else start drinking spiced wine because of the series? I'm not sure if they mention it in the show, but it's all over the books.
I think I mentioned it previously in the thread, but if not... Whenever the roommates and I watch the show we make a point of having a feast. Usually a lot of roast beef, ham, or shanks of lamb. Mulled wine is the main drink, excepting one night, when mead was on sale at the local S.A.Q.
post #2035 of 3811
Casted Mance Rayder...

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post #2036 of 3811
While I love him as an actor, I somehow always pictured Mance as younger looking. Like late 30's early 40's.
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While I love him as an actor, I somehow always pictured Mance as younger looking. Like late 30's early 40's.

Agree. Hinds is a good actor but, physically, not right for this role.
post #2038 of 3811
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Agree. Hinds is a good actor but, physically, not right for this role.

You doubt Julius Caesar!!
post #2039 of 3811
Too many posts to sift through here and apologies if this has already been posted but has anyone seen this?
HBO forced to apologise after Game of Thrones showed President George W. Bush's decapitated head impaled on a STAKE
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158950/Fury-HBOs-Game-Thrones-shows-President-George-W-Bushs-decapitated-head-impaled-STAKE.html#ixzz24bLdpCFF

WARNING- Graphic Game Of Thrones photos on that link.
post #2040 of 3811
^ That's pretty old news...





Here is the guy who is casted for Tormund Giantsbane. I don't remember excactly how he was described in the books, but I never pictured him as a ginger. Pretty badass guy nonetheless.


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