Have you purchase your wine yet? If so, this is perfect for you!
The fall comes with many beautiful things: sweater weather, new episodes of Outlander and now an exclusive collection of wines named after your favorite show.
New York-based winery Lot18, in partnership with Sony Pictures Television, has released a set of six different wines inspired by the characters Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) from the award-winning novels written by Diana Gabaldon and adapted for Starz by Ron D. Moore.
We know you don’t really need an excuse to drink Outlander-inspired booze, which you can order individually or in a set here, but wouldn’t it be best to know what Outlander episodes these wines go best with? TV Guide went through the painstaking task of comparing the names, themes and flavors of the wines to the perfect corresponding Outlander episodes for this Outlander wine drinking episode guide just for you. You’re *hiccup* welcome.
Red Jamie – Côtes du Rhône Rouge
Sam Heughan, Outlander
A Red Jamie is our favorite Jamie. This wine is described as following: “With a vibrant acidity and tannic structure keeping the flavors of red plum and blueberry in check, this red blend of 70% Syrah, 15% Carignane and 15% Grenache will have you surrendering after just a taste.” This is our warrior wine, and the battlefield is your tongue.
Season 3, Episode 1, “The Battle Joined” — There couldn’t be a more “Red Jamie” episode than the hour focused on the Battle of Culloden. This is Jamie as the ultimate warrior and so his warrior beverage should be consumed with it.
Season 2, Episode 10, “Prestonpans” — Remember that brief while when we thought the Jacobites might defeat the British? Again, Jamie rises to the occasion as a leader of the rebellion and manages to score an impressive victory for the Scots. This is the episode that made him a legend.
Season 1, Episode 15, “Wentworth Prison” — There weren’t too many battles going on in Season 1, but Jamie fought like hell to escape from Wentworth and make his way back to Claire. He didn’t succeed, but you should have a vibrant drink to help you warm up for the darkness that comes after.
La Dame Blanche – Pays d’Oc Viognier
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
That was rough, you guys. It’s time to lighten things up with a Claire-inspired white wine “with a heady floral aroma that leads to peach and apricot flavors on the palate, all lifted by a vein of acidity.” That sounds delightful!
Season 3, Episode 3, “All Debts Paid,” — If Jamie is going to escape prison looking for the White Witch, we should be drinking the wine named after her. This is also a Claire-heavy episode as she battles with Frank (Tobias Menzies) over the fate of their marriage, and let’s face it, she’s not the compassionate healer in those scenes as we know she can be.
Season 2, Episode 4, “La Dame Blanche,” — Of course this episode gets its namesake’s wine. This is where Claire got her nickname and has to prove that her healing powers aren’t that of magical measure. This is the most witch-like Claire gets, except for one other occasion…
Season 1, Episode 10, “By the Pricking of My Thumbs,” — There’s nothing like consorting with witches to make people think that you are a witch. Drink up as Claire tries in vein to save her friend from being tried for witchcraft and ends up getting them both arrested.
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