So Much for That Handmaid's Tale Wine

Line of wines canceled after backlash
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2018 2:16 PM CDT
Sorry, No Handmaid's Tale Wine After All
This image released by Hulu shows Elisabeth Moss, left, and Ann Dowd in a scene from "The Handmaid's Tale." The program was nominated for an Emmy on Thursday for outstanding drama series. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17.   (George Kraychyk/Hulu via AP)

Well, that didn't take long. On Tuesday, a line of Handmaid's Tale-themed wines was announced. On Wednesday, it was canceled. Wine curator Lot18 planned to sell the three wines—two reds named after handmaids in the show, Offred and Ofglen, plus a white named after commander's wife Serena Joy—but after backlash quickly ensued, the company along with production studio MGM decided the wines weren't such a great idea after all and they've been pulled from the Lot18 website, Vulture reports. "Look," writes Halle Kiefer, it's pretty obvious that the wines were "a little off-brand for a dystopian drama about a totalitarian government forcing women to reproduce against their will." (Read more wine stories.)

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