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Wine was an alcoholic beverage popular throughout the Realms. Most wines were poured into wooden casks for transport. The casks were then tapped by innkeepers or other consumers. Some monasteries experimented with bottling alcoholic beverages such as wines and some merchants were known to bottle wine from casks.[3]

Notable vintagesEdit

Red winesEdit

Arabellan Dry 
A very dry wine best served at cellar temperatures.[1]
Berduskan Dark 
A dark, heavy, sweet, and burning wine, high in alcohol content.[1]
Blood Wine 
A heavy deep red wine from Aglarond, rumored to come from vines possessed by the spirits of cruel dead.[1]
Fire Wine 
A thick and dark wine made in the Old Empires.[1]
Lathander's red 
A red wine brewed by the priests of Lathander in Dagger Falls.[4]
Rootweal 
A red wine from the forests of the Yuirwood in Aglarond.[5]
Saerloonian Special Vat 
A pale red wine that left a tingle on the tongue.[1]
Utterdark 
An extremely dark wine from Cormyr.
Westgate Ruby 
A bold, slightly acidic wine.[1]

White winesEdit

Moktessa 
A wine that could only be found in Dambrath.[6]
Ondal's wine 
A batch of white or golden wines brewed by Ondal prior to the spellplague. The wine was infused with wild magic which released uncontrolled destructive magic when a bottle was opened.[7]
Saerloonian Glowfire 
A pale luminescent wine with a fresh taste.[1]
Saerloonian Topaz 
An amber-colored wine with a nutty taste.[1]
Stonesulder wine 
A yellow wine produced by crushing berries and vines found in the Abyss.[8]
Undermountain Alurlyath 
A rare sweet white wine.[1]

Fortified winesEdit

Heart of Wine 
A fortified wine found in Zakhara, made more potent by evaporating or freezing away the water as part of the aging process.[9]
Zzar 
A fortified sherry wine popular in Waterdeep.[10]

Mulled, spiced, or sweetened winesEdit

Clarry 
A blend of sweetened table wines.[1]
Jhuild 
Also known as Rashemi firewine, a popular beverage in Rashemen.[11]
Spiced wine 
With spices from Calimshan and Tethyr. Also had medicinal value.[1]
Tethyrian tanagluth 
A red spiced wine from Cormyr.[12]

Wines of unspecified typeEdit

Arrhenish 
A sweet Cormyran wine.[13]
Dragondew 
A wine consumed in Cormyr.[14]
Firedrake 
A wine drunk in Cormyr[15]
Manycherries wine 
A wine popular in Waterdeep.[16]
Mint wine 
A wine drunk in Cormyr.[citation needed]

Other winesEdit

Evermead 
An extremely fine elven mead that was aged for hundreds of years.[1]
Gorgondy wine 
A gnomish wine made of water from magical pools.[17]
Mead 
A delicate and slightly sweet wine from Neverwinter made of slowly fermented honey.[1]
Tashlutan Amberthroat 
An exotic light cider, enjoyed mostly by nobles.[citation needed]
Winter Wine 
A sweet purplish-blue vintage made from crushed frozen grapes.[1]

Notable vintnersEdit

Notable wine merchantsEdit

Notable figures associated with wineEdit

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. These prices refer to "table wine" in Aurora's Catalogue.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), pp. 129–131. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 158. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood. "Eye on the Realms: Surprising Vintage." Dragon #407. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, January, 2012.
  4. Wolfgang Baur (October 1993). Doom of Daggerdale. (TSR, Inc.), p. 21. ISBN 978-1560766544.
  5. Bruce R. Cordell (October 2007). Stardeep. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 133–134. ISBN 978-0-7869-4338-8.
  6. Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ed Greenwood. "Eye on the Realms: Ondal's Stand." Dungeon #179. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, June, 2010.
  8. Ed Greenwood. "Abyssal Trade Goods: Not a Bad Thing." Dragon #421. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, March 2013.
  9. Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 93. ISBN 978-1560763581.
  10. Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 193. ISBN 1-5607-6335-3.
  11. Anthony Pryor (1995). Spellbound (Campaign Guide). (TSR, Inc), p. 80. ISBN 978-0786901395.
  12. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 173. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  13. Ed Greenwood (June 2011). Elminster Must Die (Mass Market Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0786957996.
  14. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 313. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  15. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 345. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  16. Ed Greenwood (2004). Silverfall. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 98. ISBN 0-7869-3572-3.
  17. Lisa Smedman (June 2008). Ascendancy of the Last. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 166. ISBN 978-0-7869-4864-2.
  18. Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 182. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  19. Various (February 2007). The Halls of Stormweather. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-4244-2.
  20. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  21. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  22. Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 76. ISBN 978-0786903849.

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