Game of Thrones Wine (and Winter) Is Coming

07/07/2014 at 04:49 PM ET

Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones with the Wines of Westeros
HBO; Courtesy Wines of Westeros

Good news, Game of Thrones fans! Not only is winter coming (well, eventually), but wine from the honored houses of Westeros is on its way as well.

In time for season 5 of the HBO series (rumored to hit airwaves next spring), you’ll be able to sip a chardonnay, shiraz or pinot noir (among others) emblazoned with a simplified sigil from the Seven Kingdoms.

Game of Thrones Wine of Westeros
HBO; Courtesy Wines of Westeros

A side project started by the Australian company Common Ventures (and not affiliated with HBO or the show), the Wines of Westeros will all be sourced from Australian vineyards. The line will launch in early 2015 with 12 different wines — six white and six red — representing the houses Arryn, Greyjoy, Stark, Baratheon, Lannister, Tyrell, Martell and Targaryen, along with other show hallmarks: the Dothraki, White Walkers, the Wildlings and the men of the Night’s Watch.

Each bottle will retail for around $19; you can sign up here to pre-order now.

Game of Thrones Wine of Westeros
HBO; Courtesy Wines of Westeros

Thankfully, this isn’t the first Game of Thrones booze. Slake your thirst while you catch up on past seasons with any number of Game of Thrones cocktails, including our Dragon Whisper. Brewery Ommegang has been brewing GoT themed beers for the past few seasons. There was even a whole blog dedicated to drinks based on your favorite GOT characters. (We’ll take the Ned Stark, please!)

Now excuse us — we’re off to choose which house we’ll fight…er…drink for.

Game of Thrones Wine of Westeros
HBO; Courtesy Wines of Westeros

—Kristin Appenbrink

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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