50 Shades Of Stupid: EL James Releases 50 Shades Wine

The perfect pairing for secret reading

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Don Farrall

“Oh no. If you spill the wine, I will punish you, Miss Steele.”

Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey — and the books have sold 60 million copies worldwide —know that wine plays a key role in the more romantic moments of the erotic novel. Now author EL James has partnered with winemakers in California and released a signature collection of wines specifically blended for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey. The naughty-but-nice wine is available in two blends — Red Satin and White Silk and each bottle comes emblazoned with the tagline “You Are Mine.”

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The red is a mix of Petite Sirah and Syrah grapes and supposedly “has flavors of black cherry, cocoa powder, creamy caramel and vanilla, leather and clove spice.” The white is primarily a blend of Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc, and has “floral aromatics of lychee, honey and pear … tempered by flavors of crisp grapefruit, mineral and lush pear with a faint hint of butterscotch.” A glass of red or white should work well with recipes from the 50 Shades of Kale cookbook, while more ardent 50 Shades fans may require a bottle to cope with the casting news about the forthcoming movie.

The wine is the perfect pairing with James’ other brand extension: 50 Shades lingerie. The author has been working with Target Australia to create a collection of sexy and erotic lingerie styled on the luxury pieces that Christian Grey gives to Anastasia Steele in the novels, News.com.au reported. No word on whether the lingerie line will come to U.S. stores.

As with the best guilty pleasures, the wine, which sells for $17.99 a bottle, can be purchased online, so no one (except perhaps the NSA) will know your secret.

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