Seems bestelling, super-rich author EL James has decided to add a little red and white to the green flowing from her "Fifty Shades of Grey" novels.
She's teamed up with "winemakers in California's premium North Coast appellation" to produce a wine series "inspired" by her lusty tomes. So far the collection includes a Fifty Shades of Grey Red Satin and a White Silk version. No word on who the winemakers are -- their names do not appear anywhere on the labels or press materials, and the North Coast appellation encompasses pretty much everything from the Golden Gate Bridge to Mendocino. But in a world where wine bottles tout names such as "Mommy Juice," we suppose a FSOG label was only a matter of time.
The Red Satin is a petite sirah and syrah blend that exhibits notes of black cherry, caramel, vanilla and leather (of course). The White Silk combines gewurztraminer and sauvignon blanc for a floral blend with grapefruit, pear and a faint hint of bondage. Er, butterscotch. We meant butterscotch.
"I've always had a penchant for good wine," James says, "so combining two of my passions to blend Red Satin and White Silk was a natural extension of the series."
We're guessing those grapes weren't just crushed.