Fifty Shades of Plonk… author E L James launches two saucy wines

Raunchy novelist says the Fifty Shades of Grey wine range is a “natural extension” of the trilogy


The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has branched out – into wine making no less.


Indeed, author E L James, who took the literary world by storm with her adult novels, has shared news that her readers can now enjoy a drop of Red Satin or White Silk while taking in a chapter or two.

James explains, “Wine plays an important role in Fifty Shades of Grey, adding to the sensuality that pervades a number of encounters between the characters. 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 Fifty Shades trilogy. I hope all of you curl up with a glass as you enjoy the romance between Anastasia and Christian.”

Or, presumably, while watching the film (starring Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam), which is set for release on August 1st 2014. 

Produced in California, the White Silk is described as having floral aromatics of lychee, honey and pear which is tempered by flavours of crisp grapefruit, mineral and lush pear with a faint hint of butterscotch.


The Red Satin boasts flavours of black cherry, cocoa powder, creamy caramel and vanilla, leather and clove spice.

Ah leather had to be in there somewhere, eh James?

This of course isn’t the first time a popular franchise has launched an alcoholic beverage. Pop group Hanson has previously announced plans to produce a beer called Mmmhops. Plus, Star Trek launched a trio of vinos to toast the 50th anniversary.

Heaven only knows what happens if you drink the Fifty Shades wine while watching Star Trek…