Is there a legal age for drinking wine in Westeros?

2018-02-02 21:27:26

In Game of Thrones S07 E01 "Dragonstone", there is a scene where Arya Stark meets a group of Lannister soldiers. They talk about King's landing and after some words, one of the soldiers offer Arya Blackberry wine and says

Are you old enough to drink?

This made me think whether there is a legal age to drink wine or ale in Westeros. In Winterfell, there is a hint regarding this because Sansa Stark says in the earlier seasons to Joffrey that her father didn't allow more than two cups of wine.

So, is there a legal age to drink wine in Westeros or is it a bad writing?

Unlikely any official age.

The common theory is that during medieval times water sources were not particularly clean and therefore beer, wine, and mead were common beverages during meal times.

However, they were not like the alcoholic beverages of today. Typically children were served what is known as a small beer which has a lower alcohol content than normal beers such as ale. The same is true

  • Unlikely any official age.

    The common theory is that during medieval times water sources were not particularly clean and therefore beer, wine, and mead were common beverages during meal times.

    However, they were not like the alcoholic beverages of today. Typically children were served what is known as a small beer which has a lower alcohol content than normal beers such as ale. The same is true of mead, which had widely varying degrees of ABV but was easily watered down. It is even possible that the Wort (the mixture of sugar before fermenting) might have been used as a beverage which while still sanitary had no alcohol.

    Although, children would obviously be more susceptible to getting drunk on even smaller amounts of alcohol and parents would have to regulate how much their children consumed. This well explains Sansa's quote about being allowed only one or two cups while she was still in the 12-14 age range.

    They dined on trout fresh from the river, and Sansa drank more win

    2018-02-02 22:55:43