I’ve been eating a lot of chocolate lately to make up for the lack of alcohol. I’m not going to lie: I miss drinking. I’m 28 weeks pregnant at the moment and I feel so silly trying to sneak sips from Jose’s wine glass that I just pour myself a small portion and watch my friend’s faces for judgement. I turn to everyone and state my disclaimer, “It’s my third baby”, which translates to “cut me some slack”! Before you worry, I’m being dramatic again. I wouldn’t be so irresponsible. I know the effects of alcohol and pregnancies, etc. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I caused harm to my baby. I’ll just drink non-alcoholic beer (or just wet my lips with the freshly-opened bottle of Shiraz) and pretend that my muscles are being relaxed on their own-magic! But, for you mommies who are NOT pregnant or trying to get pregnant, here are some fun wines on the market that make you feel oh-so-special (as if drinking the wine isn’t enough).
Women purchase 77 percent of the wine sold in the United States! That’s pretty high, no? So it makes total sense to market to women with cute labels and fancy packaging. Some would argue that it is a little demeaning, assuming that women don’t understand the complexity of wine. I know a fine wine and I know a cute label. There is something about popping a bottle of pinot noir at five o’clock, when the kids are fighting you at dinner time and you know you have two hours left of whining and cleaning up peas off the floor. I just want my wine bottle to look like this:
MommyJuice and Mommy’s Time Out are perfect and yummy examples of marketing to mommies because we “deserve it” (I love the juggling mom on the Mommy’s Juice label). Look, it’s a psychological thing (their sales pitch is working!) but that bright label helps me feel proud of what I have accomplished all day at all hours. It totally makes me believe that I’m super-mom or something. I know, no one has to tell me (Jose, you do) but there is simply this feeling I get because I know that someone out there understands my dedication and want me to take that “time-out”. Brilliant! I’ll pay the $10! Send me a case!
These bottles also make great gifts. Pour it at your next book club meeting! Pair it up with these cute glasses…!
Lolita Wine Glasses are adorable! They have one for everything. So have a glass for me mommies and know that I truly believe you deserve that extra treat. If you happen to polish off the bottle, your hubbie will thank you too! Me? Woe is me. I will continue to eat chocolate cake, chocolate pretzels, chocolate from last week’s piñata…