Arcadia Merlot is one of several different types of alcohol found in Rapture. Arcadia Merlot was produced from grapes in Arcadia that were then sent to Worley Winery for pressing, fermenting, and bottling. Menus in Worley Winery featured the vintage as "Arcadian Merlot". The Worley Wineries still actively produced this wine in 1958, as revealed by the bottles that appeared on beaches during the August 8th event.
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|“||A bottle of Merlot will restore a small amount of Health, but drain a small amount of EVE. Like all food and drink, it is consumed immediately when picked up.||”|
There's Something in the Sea
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For the BioShock 2 There's Something in the Sea viral advertising campaign, on August 8, 2009, bottles of Arcadia Merlot containing several posters were put on ten different beaches around the world. The exact locations were revealed by notes sent to various gaming sites by Mark Meltzer.
Behind the Scenes
- The label on the Arcadia Merlot bottles actually reads "Fountainhead Cabernet Sauvignon," most likely a reference to Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.
- "BioShock 2 Beach Event Sends Its Message in Bottles" article at Kotaku
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