Decanting Downton Abbey: Lady Cora Inspires New Wines

Drink like the future of the estate is at stake

It turns out that it’s easier than you might think to drink like an elegant American heiress who marries into a drama-prone British aristocracy. All you need is $14.99.

If you don’t want to pair Nan’s Shepherd’s Pie or Mrs. Patmore’s London Particular with just any random bottle while you watch this season of Downton Abbey, might we suggest the new Countess of Grantham Collection from Downton Abbey Wines?

Yes, there’s a line of wines inspired by the show, and this year’s selections include a Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay that both are specifically inspired by Lady Cora Crawley. Given that Lady Cora embraces modern flair, these $14.99 wines, from estate vineyards in the California Central Valley’s on-the-rise Lodi area, are a fruit-forward counterbalance to the more buttoned-up Bordeaux Claret and Blanc that Downtown Abbey Wines previously released.

“As legions of Downton Abbey fans continue to enjoy the show with a glass in hand, they now have even more choices with a new Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay,” William Zysblat, co-founder of Downton Abbey Wines, said in a statement.

Yes, for many, one big part of watching Downton Abbey is the drinking that comes with it. You could get really buzzed just taking a sip every time Mrs. Patmore screams at Daisy.

For information about where to purchase Downton Abbey Wines, available in select grocery stores, wine shops and online, visit their website, where you can also have the chance to participate in a sweepstakes to win gift certificates and Downton Abbey gift sets. Burn the house down!