So you know that 50 Shades of Grey lingerie that you didn’t ask for? Well, now there’s a line of wine that you didn’t ask for to go with it. Just in case you’ve ever had the desire to sip delicately at a glass of 50 Shades of Grey red while lounging in your “You. Are. Mine.” panties as you read salacious passages aloud for a rapt and captive audience. Or something.
According to the official press release, 50 Shades of Grey Wine’s two adult beverages, Red Satin and White Silk, were personally blended by author E. L. James with the help of winemakers in California’s North Coast. They’ll “allow fans to further explore the world of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey”; additionally, they claim to “infuse fine wine cues and storytelling elements… [blending] perfectly James’ knowledge of wines and romantic tastes.”
What does James herself have to say about it? “Wine plays an important role in Fifty Shades of Grey, adding to the sensuality that pervades a number of encounters between the characters,” she noted in the press release. “I’ve always had a penchant for good wine, so combining two of my passions to blend Red Satin and White Silk was a natural extension of the Fifty Shades trilogy. I hope all of you curl up with a glass as you enjoy the romance between Anastasia and Christian.”
White Silk, a blend of primarily Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc, boasts floral aromatics o lychee, honey, and pear, tempered with grapefruit, mineral, and butterscotch. Red Satin, meanwhile, blends Petite Sirah and Syrah for a wine with hints of black cherry, cocoa powder, caramel, vanilla, cloves—and leather. For real. Because you can’t have a 50 Shades of Grey wine without it including at least SOMETHING to invoke the mommyporn aspect of it.
I can’t speak to how good they are—my hopes aren’t high, but that might just be because I’m generally skeptical of EVERYTHING related to 50 Shades of Grey—but if you’re curious, you can order them for $17.99 each at fiftyshadeswine.com. You can even create your own 50 Shades gift set if you feel so inclined. Ooo. Saucy.
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Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.