The three wines, which were pulled from production due to backlash, were inspired by characters from the dystopian drama including handmaids Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and Ofglen (Alexis Bledel) and Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski).
Offred’s wine, a pinot noir, was described by wine merchant Lot18 as “rich and complex” and “so beguiling it seems almost forbidden to taste”.
“It’s useless to resist this seductive and appealing Pinot Noir,” Lot18 wrote.
“Can you turn rape into marketing copy?” “Sure, you bet.” “Great, it’s for Handmaid’s Tale wine.” “Haha, love it.” pic.twitter.com/9089Cveu0G
— Margaret Lyons (@margeincharge) July 10, 2018
Um, who thought this was a good idea…