Credit: Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

If you read and/or are reading Fifty Shades of Grey completely sober, you might be doing it wrong (unless you’re under 21). And if you read and/or are reading it with a beer in your hand, well then you’re definitely doing it wrong (especially if you’re under 21). Fifty Shades of Grey is to be read with a glass of wine in your of-age hand. At least, that’s what we learned from E L James’ latest project. More specifically, it’s meant to be read with a glass of Fifty Shades wine in your hand.

Author E L James partnered with California winemakers to craft and blend Fifty Shades of Grey Wine. With the tagline “You Are Mine,” the wine comes in both Red Satin, a blend of “black cherry, cocoa powder, creamy caramel and vanilla, leather and clove spice,” and White Silk, made with “flavors of crisp grapefruit, mineral and lush pear with a faint hint of butterscotch.”

“Wine plays an important role in Fifty Shades of Grey, adding to the sensuality that pervades a number of scenes,” James says. “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. I hope my readers curl up with a glass as they enjoy the romance between Anastasia and Christian.”

Both wines can be bought at for $17.99. I don’t know about you, but I’m off to buy some wine. Laters, baby.

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