Posted February 1, 2017 by Paul Roux in News

$950 Final Fantasy wine is something even Capetonians may pass up on


Ah Cape Town’s wine culture, casual alcoholism under the guise of class. Being from Cape Town I have seen my fair share of wine farms and have probably tasted more variations of wine than I can actually comprehend. I wouldn’t call myself a connoisseur by any means but I do believe I’ve grown a bit of an appreciation for the beverage. The problem is, when you start mixing wine with one of the most beloved video game series in the world things start to get a little bizarre.

At the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Event we did not get to see much in the way of new games but at least we got a release date for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and some interesting Final Fantasy themed treats. While there were a few cute Final Fantasy cakes on show, it was probably the 108,000 yen (≈ $950) bottle of wine that ‘stole the show’.

The Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Ultimate Wine is a luxurious package that includes a Chateau Meyney 1987 (the year Final Fantasy was released in Japan) as well as two Swarovski made crystal glasses.



I’m sure the wine is great and all but unless it works like a Phoenix Down I don’t think I’m all that interested in picking this package up. It’s a little unfortunate that there wasn’t more interesting news to come out of the event but hopefully this means they’re looking to make some big announcements later in the year, even if we just got the long-awaited (and incredible) Final Fantasy XV.

Paul Roux