Today is Easter Sunday. It is also the premiere of Game of Thrones, season 3. We have a long Sunday evening tradition of eating dinner with our friends and watching the show together. Which is to say, taking advantage of our friends’ HBO subscription so we can participate in this cultural phenomenon without having to pay for it ourselves.
I do feel like we should bring something to the table, though. Tonight it will be the cookies, and a little something special: two bottles of fine Dornish wine. Or something like that:
I started with two bottles of sparkling grape juice.
Since the labels are distorted by the shape of the bottle, I used a ribbon to measure them.
I cut the labels 1/2″ bigger on each side than the labels on the bottle to be sure they’d cover the whole thing. Then I made the mistake of rounding the corners freehand, leaving them erratic and uneven.
Could I have used a fine tip sharpie to decorate the labels? Yes, but that is not as much fun as ink in a shot glass and a quill made out of a shish-ka-bob skewer.
Wallmelt. A refreshing Dornish gold for the wildling at heart.
Dragonsblood. A bold Dornish red for those unafraid to wake the dragon. Lettering has never (never, ever) been my strong suit. I rely on my mom and Robyn for that kind of thing. But I have at least learned two basic tips: 1) Use pencil first and erase afterward 2) Start with the middle letter and work out.
I used a plain old glue stick to attach my labels to the bottles. I decided to leave the original labels on underneath because I thought the glue would stick better to paper than to glass.
Contrary to what the Starks have to say, SPRING is coming. Happy Easter, and Happy GoT day.
BLAST! I realized 10 minutes later that–of course!–the Wallmelt should be Arbor gold, not Dornish gold. Oh well.