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Fifty Shades of Grey Wines - What You Need to Know

Updated on February 25, 2015

How Well Do You Know Your Wine?

I'm not a wine enthusiast. I just know that a red is good for meat dishes while a white is a perfect fish complement. I never went out of my way to know more about wines because I just didn't think it would matter. But when I was reading Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James, I was dumbstruck with the variety of wines that were mentioned. I kept on researching online when a specific drink is introduced just so I can relate. I guess there are people like me who became fascinated with the line of wines specifically included in the books. That is why I came up with this lens to help those who need a heads up.

Fifty Shades of Grey has opened new doors for information. What used to be an uninteresting topic for me proved otherwise. There's so much to learn after all!

How about you? How well do you know your wine?

Fifty Shades of Grey Wine List

What can you expect from this list? You will see the wines mentioned separated in two (2) categories - red and white. Each drink has a brief description and food examples that fits perfectly with the wine.

I hope this helps your search!

Barossa Valley Shiraz

Barossa Valley Shiraz is a flavorful red wine with lush chocolate and spice aromas. It is made from the dark-skinned grape variety Shiraz or Syrah which produces a wide extent of flavor notes.

Ideal Complement to steak, grilled beef, lamb stew, wood-fired pizza, and charcoaled-grilled vegetable paella spiced up with Mediterranean zest.

Pouilly Fume

Pouilly Fume (Poo-wee Foo-may) is a dry white wine exemplified by its minerality and smoky flavors. It is made from sauvignon blanc, a grape variety that comes from Bordeaux, France and produced in Loire Valley, France.

Ideal Complement to vegetarian dishes, poached fish, goats cheese, salads, poultry, and the Indian & Thai cuisine.

Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio (Pee-noh Gree-geo) is a light and very crisp white wine well-known for most American wine consumers. It is made from Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio in Italy), a white wine grape variety.

Ideal Complement to appetizers, vegetable, seafood, cheese cracker combinations, light pasta.


White Sancerre is a highly aromatic French wine, made from sauvignon blanc and produced in the Sancerre area.

Ideal Complement to white meats (pork, fish, and chicken), seafood (oysters and lobsters in minimal butter), goat cheese, and aromatic salads.


Chablis is a dry white wine famous for its aroma and taste. It is made from the grape variety Chardonnay and produced in Chablis, France.

Ideal Complement to appetizers, chicken, lobster, white fish, shellfish, salad, and pasta.


Prosecco is an Italian dry or extra dry sparkling wine. It is typically made from Glera grapes of which production of the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) Prosecco is found in particular Italian regions including Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, and the northern hills of Treviso.

Ideal Complement to appetizer, seafood, stuffed mushroom, salad, almonds, Prosciutto, dishes with creamy sauces, Asian spicy entrees, buttered popcorn, and potato chips.


Frascati is a white wine which originated in the Italian region Frascati in Lazio. It is normally made from Greco, Malyasia, and Trebbiano grapes. DOC Frascati production is situated in the Alban Hills

Ideal Complement to salads, white fish, and light pasta.

Care for Other Drinks?

Other than wine, there were drinks that were specifically mentioned in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. I have added these below with brief description.

I highly recommended these drinks. I have tasted these after reading the books. The Grande Annee Rose and Cristal are fine choices. These are perfect for celebrations and worth sharing with your loved ones.

Grande Annee Rose

Grande Annee Rose is an esteemed wine by Bollinger. Its production can be summed up in 3 processes - selection of the best wines, fermentation for 5 years on its lees, and aged in bottle underneath a cork.


Cristal is a high-priced Champagne brand produced by Louis Roederer. The vintage (2000) is a mixture of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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