The phrase “zombie apocalypse” usually conjures up the same bleak images: a barren wasteland where your favorite mall used to be, picked-over supermarket shelves covered in dust, bands of survivors badly in need of showers. Once you get past the immediate doom and gloom and consider the value, the sanctity, of life’s simple, basic pleasures, you’ll probably find, at the top of that sublist, a tall glass of wine.
The Walking Dead-Inspired Wine Collection
Luckily, AMC has partnered up with Lot18 to bring zombie-loving wine drinkers a collection inspired by The Walking Dead, perfect for quenching that fresh just-chopped-off-a-walker’s-head thirst. Or, y’know, for classily sipping during your weekly Sunday night TWD viewings.
The wines are now on sale at Lot18.com/TheWalkingDead, available in three varieties—all reds, obviously—inspired specifically by Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, and Negan. (Insert your own “aging like fine wines” joke here, because I know you’re thinking it.)
Check out the, frankly, flawless descriptions here:
The Rick Grimes, A 2016 Petite Sirah
Whether he’s fighting off a herd of walkers or rallying communities to defend against the Saviors, Rick Grimes is undoubtedly the leader of the group, just as this Petite Sirah would command the attention of anyone who tastes it. Like Rick, this red is a true crowd pleaser — bold, dark and balanced, exhibiting a notable tension between the bright acidity and firm, tannic structure. You'll realize with just one sip that this is a wine that’ll never let you down.
The Daryl Dixon, A 2016 California Cabernet Sauvignon
Resourceful, fearless and capable of handling both the dead and the living, Daryl Dixon is a loner and man of few words, but his loyalty to the group is immediately apparent to anyone he encounters. This California Cabernet Sauvignon is similarly reliable, showing depth and an attractive core of ripe black fruits, intermingled with savory nuances of coffee bean and dried herbs. Like Daryl’s crossbow, this is a wine you can count on to always hit the mark.
The Negan, A 2016 California Bourbon Barrel Red Blend
Negan is the man we all love to hate, but you have to respect his uncompromising style. This red blend is also brawny and bold, creating devotees with its robust, extracted flavors of vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel. A portion of the wine was aged for three months in barrels. Composed of 73% Merlot, 18% Zinfandel and 9% Petite Sirah, this is a wine that packs a punch harder than Lucille’s, compelling you through the apocalypse and beyond.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go buy, like, fifty bottles of Negan.