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'Game of Thrones' wine is coming -- Tyrion certainly approves

Slap down your golden dragons or silver stags, it's time to drink with the dragons.

As fans brace for the inevitably bloody final two seasons of "Game of Thrones," they may want to order a case.

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Warning: "Game of Thrones" spoilers ahead.

If any group of TV characters have an excuse to drink, it's the cast of HBO's hit "Game of Thrones."

Whether they're being tortured (Theon); marched naked through the streets (Cersei); losing a hand (Jaime); being forced into a creepy marriage (Sansa); dying and coming back (Jon); or on the run after killing dad in the privy (Tyrion); they deserve the strongest goblet of Dornish red that a sack of golden dragons can buy.

Now viewers can join in at home. On Tuesday, HBO announced a partnership with Vintage Wine Estates of Santa Rosa, Calif., to release a "Game of Thrones"-branded Cabernet Sauvignon, a proprietary red blend and a chardonnay. Bottles will range in price from $20-$40 (£16-32, AU$27-54).

"Given the prominent role of wine on 'Game of Thrones' and our previous success in the beverage category, an officially licensed wine for the show feels like a natural extension for our fans," said Jeff Peters, director of licensing and retail for HBO. "'Game of Thrones' wines most definitely will add to the fan experience as the battle for the Iron Throne heats up heading into the final seasons."

HBO already has a "Game of Thrones" beer deal with Brewery Ommegang out of Cooperstown, N.Y.

The bottles are elegantly decked out with stags and dragons and lions, the marks of the major families, but really, HBO just should've stamped them all with Tyrion Lannister's best quote: "That's what I do: I drink and I know things."

Or maybe with the English translation of the High Valyrian phrase so popular on the show: "All men must serve."