'Fifty Shades of Grey' author launches wine

Fifty Shades of Grey Wine (Fifty Shades of Wine)

Fifty Shades of Grey Wine (Fifty Shades of Wine)

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If her erotic scenes of bondage and sadomasochism weren't enough to get you in the mood, the author of "Fifty Shades of Grey" has launched a new collection of wines named after her runaway best-sellers to set the tone.

That's right, author E.L. James of the bodice-ripping trilogy has launched a duo of white and red wines which she "personally blended" with California winemakers from the North Coast.

With the tagline "You are Mine," the Fifty Shades of Grey Red Satin is blend of Petite Syrah and Syrah and is described as having notes of black cherry, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, leather and clove. The wine is aged in French oak barrels.

White Silk is a blend of Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc with aromatics that include lychee and honey and tasting notes of grapefruit, mineral, pear and butterscotch. The white wine is aged in steel tanks.

"Wine plays an important role in 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' adding to the sensuality that pervades a number of scenes," said E.L. James in a statement.  

"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 series. I hope my readers curl up with a glass as they enjoy the romance between Anastasia and Christian."

Meanwhile, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" franchise has become big business, not only with spinoff wines and a blockbuster version that's set to bring the steamy sex scenes to life, but with amusing parodies including "Fifty Shades of Chicken," a wildly erotic and animalistic cookbook in which a raw, organic bird is pulled, jerked, stuffed and trussed.

There's also "Fifty Sheds of Grey," described as "one man's struggle against a tide of tempestuous, erotic desire and the greatest love of all: the love between a man and his shed."

Fifty Shades of Wine will be sold in select states across the US starting next month. Bottles retail for $18. For more info visit www.FiftyShadesWine.com


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