CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine lovers and fans of the worldwide hit television series "Outlander" can now pre-order The Outlander Wine Collection from Lot18 in partnership with Sony Pictures Television. Perfect for every occasion, the limited edition collection features four hand-crafted blends and uniquely designed labels to honor the essence of characters from the bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon, adapted for the screen into the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series by showrunner Ronald D. Moore.
With only 2500 of each specially created bottle, these delicious wines are available exclusively at Lot18.com/Outlander while supplies last. Just in time for the holidays, shipments will begin on November 7. The individually selected wines were carefully crafted by the team at Lot18 to highlight their shared characteristics with the beloved characters Claire Fraser, Jamie Fraser, Claire Randall, and Frank Randall. The inspiration behind the wines and Lot18's recommended wine pairings follow. Claire Fraser- 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot NoirPersistent, adaptable, beguiling. These are the traits that have served Claire Fraser well as the Sassenach marooned in an era long past. She's learned to survive - and thrive - based on her resources, and drawing upon the same qualities are the grapes for this elegant Pinot Noir, a variety that wine lovers around the world obsess over. At times feminine and delicate, yet in other instances earthy and robust, Pinot Noir can be an elusive seductress with undeniable class and versatility. In any case, it's a variety that demands to be noticed and taken seriously. Indulge in the ripe black cherry and black raspberry flavors, with hints of cola and underbrush. Savor the silky texture as it unfurls on your palate. Enjoy with flavorful duck, quail or pork dishes for a transcendent pairing. This is a wine that will transport you to another time and place - and leave you longing for more. Jamie Fraser- 2014 Paso Robles Red BlendRaise a glass of this crowd-pleasing Paso Robles red blend to Jamie Fraser, a natural leader whose strength and charm know no bounds. Fearless, yet compassionate, and perpetually bound by honor and duty, he is a worthy match for the bewitching outlander who suddenly appears in his life, changing it forever. Grenache, the unsung hero of many famous Southern Rhône red blends, is the main grape found in this Rhône-inspired wine, and like Jamie, the varietal speaks many languages, flourishing in warm regions around the world, from France to California. It's often meant to serve as a humble backbone, yet always manages to stand out as being genuinely special. Ripe and juicy, with excellent natural acidity and clean, red-fruit flavors, this wine is worthy of toasting a true Scottish warrior and scholar, and will be a delight with grilled or roasted lamb. Sláinte, Jamie Fraser! Claire Randall- NV Vin Blanc French White Wine BlendEven before she was transported to another era, Claire Randall was a woman ahead of her time. Demonstrating independence and resourcefulness as a wartime nurse, she has always spoken her mind and defied the status quo. Similarly unique is this incredibly balanced French white blend of Viognier and Pinot Gris that's feminine and elegant, yet shows plenty of substance and power. This unusual wine is something that's greater than the sum of its parts: The Viognier brings a vibrant dash of floral and spice, while the Pinot Gris, a varietal not typically found in this region, lends it richness and intrigue - qualities also found in Claire, who traveled to exotic locales during her nomadic upbringing and developed a strong sense of curiosity and adventure as a result. While delicious on its own, this white would also be a wonderful foil for scallops and other fresh seafood. It's a transcendent creation that can't help but stand out from the rest. Frank Randall- 2015 Vin de Pays d'Oc Cabernet SauvignonAs an academic and historian, Frank Randall studied the past - but even he could not have foreseen the impact history would have on his life. A devoted husband who bears tragic and perplexing loss with dignity, Frank's fortitude is celebrated with this dense and brooding blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon was developed by French wine growers in the 17th century, when they crossed Cabernet Franc with Sauvignon Blanc, and the resulting grape is thick-skinned and dependable - characteristics that Frank bears as well. This particular wine features black currant, plum and dark cherry flavors along with violet and dried herb notes, all balanced by a streak of acidity and a firm structure. Filet mignon would make a delicious partner for the powerful tannins of this wine. Much like Frank himself, this red is refined yet reliable - and it will go the distance, no matter the circumstance. The first 100 orders of any Outlander wine at Lot18.com will receive a free set of Outlander wine charms with purchase. Fear not for customers arriving a little later to the site, they'll receive a special OutlanderStore.com code to receive a discount on all merchandise. The wine charms, created by Toy Vault, come in two different sets of six, "Characters" and "Love" themed, retailing for $19.95 each. Currently in production in Scotland, the third season of "Outlander" is based on the third of eight books in the Outlander series, entitled Voyager. The storyline picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18 th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire's heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: when they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago? The Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series is adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling books by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: The Next Generation"). Diana Gabaldon's eight-book series has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide and all eight books in the series have graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The "Outlander" series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one grandiose tale. Ronald D. Moore, Jim Kohlberg, Andy Harries, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney and Matthew B. Roberts serve as executive producers of "Outlander" season three, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. About Sony Pictures TelevisionSony Pictures Television ( http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 17 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio's premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com. About Lot18Founded in 2010, Lot18 provides the best possible prices on high-quality wines - some well-known favorites, some hard-to-find selections, and plenty in between. Lot18 employs a team of experts who work closely with quality-driven winemakers around the world. These experts live by a simple rule: If they wouldn't spend their own money on a wine, they don't make it available on Lot18. The wines selected are unique in their own right, and represent the highest quality and value. In early 2013, Lot18 launched Tasting Room, a unique wine club offering an unprecedented level of customization and personalization. The customer starts by tasting a range of wines (from a light, crisp white to a full-bodied red) in mini-bottle format and then gives feedback online through an innovative, yet simple, guided comparative tasting. This process generates a wine profile that allows Tasting Room to capture the nuances of each customer's palate. Tasting Room then uses this information to provide a specific selection of wines in standard-size bottles to match. Tasting Room is now the fastest growing wine club in the United States and launched a very successful national TV campaign in March 2016. "Outlander" OnlineFor more information about the series, go to the official Outlander Facebook Page and follow @Outlander_Starz on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with #Outlander. Lot18 OnlineFor more information about the Lot18, go to their official Facebook Page and follow @Lot18 on Twitter. Join the conversation with #WineWednesday and #OutlanderWine.
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