What goes better with a marathon session of reading steamy “mommy porn” or fine, erotica, than a whole lot of wine? Heck, if you drink enough of it, maybe it’ll be easier to pretend you didn’t just turn down theater tickets to spend the night engrossed in your guilty pleasure. Not that that’s bad, or anything. Whatever floats your Fifty Shades of Grey boat.
With the Fifty Shades of Grey movie buzz in high gear (according to friends who shall remain anonymous), author E L James likely decided the timing was perfect to slide down her pile of money and come up with a few ways to make even more piles of money.
Oh also, the characters in the book talk about wine when they’re not busy doing sassy things to each other. WINK, WINK.
“Wine plays an important role in Fifty Shades of Grey, reflecting the sensuality that pervades every encounter between Anastasia and Christian. I’ve always had a penchant for good wine, so helping to create the blends Red Satin and White Silk felt like a natural extension of the Fifty Shades Trilogy. I hope all of you curl up with a glass to savor the romance and the passion.”
There are two kinds to choose from, White Satin or Red Silk. Of course, you can also buy special boxed sets including all three books or single copies. Two birds, one guilty pleasure stone, all that.
It’s not like Fifty Shades is the first cultural phenomenon to sweep through the population and subsequently start shilling booze off its popularity — there’s Downton Abbey wine and Breaking Bad beer. We love our pop culture and we love our booze, it’s a natural combo.