The erotic literary sensation Fifty Shades of Grey has now spawned… wine. Specifically wines with names and taglines that conjure up bedroom imagery. Just when you thought you had a break from the paraphernalia (cookbooks, lingerie, etc.) before the movie comes out next summer…

A statement from author EL James: “Wine plays an important role in Fifty Shades of Grey, adding to the sensuality that pervades a number of scenes. 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.”

Indeed, James blended Red Satin (Petite Sirah and Syrah) and White Silk (Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc) herself, and teamed up with California winemakers for production. Bottles can already be purchased online and will come to other retailers in October. 

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