Cinemavino — Episode 22: Not Enough Brienne in Your Diet

SPOILERS ABOUND.  If you haven’t seen the latest episode of Game of Thrones, stop, drop, and roll on over to HBO and get crackin’….

This week, we take a look at Season 8’s second episode of Game of Thrones.  With everybody cloistered at Winterfell, this will be as close as G0T gets to a “bottle episode.”  For those unfamiliar with television vernacular, bottle episodes are a cost-saving measure, so that producers can allot more $$$ to future installments.  These cheapie productions pose a challenge to the writers, and can result in some of the best episodes of a series.  Think about the Friends episode where the gang plays trivia for their two apartments.  While this isn’t a landmark Thrones outing, it is a fun examination on how the characters attempt to quell the unbearable tension of the coming battle.  Some seek forgiveness, others go for a quickie in the Winterfell forge, but just about everybody is trying to get carnage off their minds.  One thing’s for sure:  A slurping, randy Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) steals all of his scenes.  It’s also great to see Brienne of Tarth finally get her full due as a badass Knight.

Also, we pound some delicious Spanish wine.  Much of the show is shot in Spain, so it just seemed appropriate.

Orin Swift has long-produced a lineup of wines based on different locations, and the famous grapes associated with that particular country.  Their “E” is a Tempranillo:  Bold-bodied, and ripe with fruit.  The Lechuza is a velvety-smooth Garnacha, with hints of earthiness and mouth-filling oaky notes.

If you haven’t yet, make sure and hit up our recap of Episode 1:

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Author: Todd Wofford

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