Wednesday, 25 September 2013

50 Shades of Grey wines released

It had to happen, didn't it? Along with the branded fluffy handcuffs and leather whips, the latest item to be pimped by the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy is wine. A fan of the odd drop of red herself, 50 Shades' ever-savvy author E L James had the bright idea of releasing a duo of wines inspired by the erotica, called Red Satin and White Silk (of course).

While most £11 wines are keen to flag up their unique terroir and hand-picked grapes, all that was leaked (sorry) about the 50 Shades pair is that they are "made from grapes grown in California." This will unlikely be a deterrent to die hard fans, who will no doubt be dying to get their mitts on a bottle. Both the red and the white carry a simple black label framed by a metallic diamond-shaped pattern and run with the tagline: “You. Are. Mine.”

“Wine plays an important role in Fifty Shades of Grey, adding to the sensuality that pervades a number of scenes,” says James, adding, “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.” 

White Silk 2012 is a blend of Gew├╝rztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc, and offers "floral aromatics of lychee, honey and pear tempered by flavors of grapefruit with a faint hint of butterscotch." Marrying Petite Sirah and Syrah, Red Satin 2009 meanwhile, is said to boast flavours of black cherry, cocoa powder, caramel, vanilla, cloves, spices, and, somewhat fittingly, leather. 

Wine and the City cannot be responsible for any flirtatious behaviour that arises as a result of sipping Red Satin and White Silk and advises proceeding with caution.


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