Frederick M. Brown; FiftyShadesWine.com
Oh, it's about to get naughty up in here.
Fifty Shades of Grey author E. L. James has personally blended a new collection of wines inspired by her best-selling books. The Fifty Shades of Grey Red Satin and White Silk wines—which carry the tagline (wait for it) "You Are Mine"—now offer readers another way to, ahem, stimulate their senses while kicking back with a good book.
Blended with James along with winemakers in California's North Coast appellation, the new bottles give fans a chance to experience the author's fetish—so to speak—for wine, as demonstrated throughout the novels.
"Wine plays an important role in Fifty Shades of Grey, adding to the sensuality that pervades a number of scenes," James said. "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."
Here's what you can expect when you pop a bottle: Red Satin is a red blend of Petite Sirah and Syrah with flavors of black cherry, cocoa powder, creamy caramel and vanilla, leather and clove spice, aged in a combination of new and neutral French oak barrels.
White Silk is billed as a "delicate yet rich" white blend of Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc, with floral aromatics of lychee and honey, tempered by flavors of crisp grapefruit, mineral and pear with a hint of butterscotch.
Burning with desire for a sip? Buy a bottle online for less than $18 a pop at FiftyShadesWine.com and in select stores beginning in October.
Paging Anastasia and Christian: It's time for a toast!