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Drink like the Dowager with new 'Downton Abbey' wine

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In The Baltimore Sun's my ongoing devotion to any and everything "Downton Abbey," I present to you the new Downton Abbey Wine Collection.

Carson, start pouring.

According to a press release (memo to all people: please continue sending me all releases related to "Downton"), the collection is available today in anticipation of the Season 4 premiere stateside in January.

The Downton Abbey Wine Collection "features two enticing blends from the Bordeaux region of France: a 'Blanc' white wine and a 'Claret' red wine. Downton Abbey Blanc is a light and crisp white blend, while Downton Abbey Claret is medium-bodied red with bright fruit and a silky finish," according to the release. 

Fancy.

And it gets fancier.

More from the release: "Made in the finest Bordeaux winemaking tradition by the Grands Vins de Bordeaux, a family-owned Winery with more than 130 years of winemaking experience in the prized Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux, France, both blends are finely balanced, elegant wines that are eminently drinkable using the same vines, soil and region used to produce the wines from the Downton Era."

The wines are available now on wine.com and, yup, downtonabbeywine.com. Select retailers will begin offering the wines starting Nov. 1.

The cost? A decent $14.99 per 750-ml bottle.

Perfect for someone who has lost the family fortune in a Canadian railway scheme.

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