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Sunday, August 26, 2012

The 50 Shades Tasting: A Beverage List

E.L. James has singlehandedly sparked a sexual revolution with her Fifty Shades of Grey series.  The books are hot, hot, hot!  They continue to dominate Best Seller lists, sending couples running out to stock up on S&M gear and gray ties. (Who can blame them?) And Etsy is a buzz with 50 Shades gear. (Bondage charms anyone?)  Did you know there’s even a Fifty Shades soundtrack  out? 

Yes, I too am crazy obsessed, waiting with baited breath to see who will play Christian Grey and Miss Steele, and stalking the 50 Shades Facebook fan page conversations for the first hint of news. (Okay, so there may not be a script yet, but could they settle on actors already?!) 

The books have sparked book clubs, specialty vacations… what’s next?  Wine clubs?  Hey, I’m game.   There’s quite a list of beverages in book series.  Mr. Grey spares no expense in the wining and dining department.  My buddy and I decided to put together a convenient (and almost comprehensive) little list so you can host your own 50 Shades tasting. (I’m waiting on my invitation!)

A Fifty Shades Tasting: 

a Barossa Valley Shiraz

Alban Vineyards Estate Roussane, Edna Valley, USA label 2006
Alban Estate Grenache 2006
Alban Estate Rousanne 2006

Adnams Explorer
Adnams Explorer

a Pouilly-Fume

a Sancerre

Fifty Shades - Bollinger 
Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 1999


Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Millesime, Champagne, France label

a Frascati

La Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes 2006
LaJanasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2006
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2004 

Happy planning!  If we missed any, let us know!  Note that some of these are not that easy to find.  Feel challenged?

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