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
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...   (George Kraychyk/Hulu via AP)

(Newser) – 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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