There’s a red and a white – Red Silk and White Satin, double oy – but I’m not even getting into their tasting notes or details because seriously would you actually buy this? They’re saying it was personally blended by the 50 Shades author and winemakers in “California’s premium North Coast appellation.” The North Coast appellation is not premium! It’s a massive area that produces the entire quality range grapes, and you just slap it on a bottle to make unknowing people think it’s from “somewhere.” The region does include Napa and Sonoma, but if the grapes only came from there that’s what the bottle would say. North Coast is often just a blended wine that usually grabs crappy grapes that are discarded by other people.
But how can we be shocked that the people behind 50 Shades of Grey think the North Coast region is premium? I love that they also say “Fifty Shades of Grey Wine will allow fans to further explore the world of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey and personally experience James’ passion for wine.” If this James guy really does have a passion for wine (see: 50 Shades of Grapefriend), wouldn’t he be grossed out by this?
There are jillions of books that exist in the world. Go read The Sun Also Rises. That’s also sexy and FILLED with great wine scenes!