Just call it fifty shades of—vino!
E.L. James, author of the bestselling romance novel— and soon-to-be big screen adaptation—adds wine-maker to her resume with the launch of Fifty Shades of Grey Red Satin and White Silk wines, a collection of wines inspired by her saucy trilogy.
Featuring the tagline “You Are Mine,” the wines were developed and personally blended by James and winemakers in California’s North Coast region, and offers consumers the chance to connect with Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele on a different level.
“Wine plays an important role in Fifty Shades of Grey, adding to the sensuality that pervades a number of scenes,” James says. “I hope my readers curl up with a glass as they enjoy the romance between Anastasia and Christian.”
Red Satin is described as “a decadent red blend of Petite Sirah and Syrah with flavors of black cherry, cocoa powder, creamy caramel and vanilla, leather and clove spice,” whereas its lighter vintage, White Silk is blend of Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc, with “floral aromatics of lychee and honey, tempered by flavors of crisp grapefruit, mineral and lush pear with a faint hint of butterscotch.”
For those looking for something a little bold or delicate, naughty or nice (a nod to the tumultuous lovers perhaps?), fans of the erotic bestseller and wine aficionados alike can stock up on the blend of their choice at FiftyShadesWine.com for $18.
—Karen J. Quan