Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Piobaire, Dec 5, 2010.
thanks for the spoiler tag bro
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.
Only after skiing.
I've been meaning to make mulled wine. Any particular recipes?
Myself, I've only had the sachet + some extra ingredients variety.
I only know of one key ingredient besides inexpensive wine:
cloves? how inexpensive of a wine do you use (... franzia???)? what varietals?
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.
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:
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.
Casted Mance Rayder...
Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler!
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.
You doubt Julius Caesar!!
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/art...pitated-head-impaled-STAKE.html#ixzz24bLdpCFF
[COLOR=FF00AA]WARNING[/COLOR]- Graphic Game Of Thrones photos on that link.
^ 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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