You heard me right! This registered dietitian believes an alcoholic beverage can be enjoyed responsibly as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
What a week. A week that ended with a glass of wine each night. From ear infections to teething to an ungodly amount of strange looking #2 diapers, this Mom needed that vino at the end of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. You get the picture. For some strange reason I have a feeling I’m NOT alone in this post bedtime pastime. Sound familiar? So that’s why I’ve decided to share what wine pairs well with your my child’s whine [or poopy diaper]. Clinkity clink!
Before I get to my recommendations I want to give credit where credit is due. My hubby Ted and his buddy Steve [and my crying babies] were the inspiration for this post. Ted and Steve started a wine review website, www.2guysuncorked.com, a few years ago and keep up with their reviews monthly! Want some laughs and really good wine recommendations? Follow @2guysuncorked on Twitter and tag #2GU and #MiniWineReview for a retweet and mention!
Do you have your glass ready? Ready, set, drink! Just kidding— unless you really do have a glass while reading there. Here’s Momma review! [PS. All of these wines you can find at Kroger or Meijer stores except #4— which is only sold at Trader Joe’s].
1. Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon. Go big or go home right? I’m telling you this much: Francis made this wine with moms in mind. This is the wine I open when naptime is cut short and the usual 5 o’clock meltdown happens at 3:30pm. Oh and the meltdowns then continue throughout the afternoon… no matter how much Paw Patrol you let them watch. But if you’re lucky, bedtime might happen about an hour earlier too. If that’s the case, then open this bad boy!
2. Ruffino Prosecco. Have you ever had a baby that has a double ear infection, three teeth popping through, and a reaction to amoxicillin? Don’t ask me that question. The trifecta is happening here. As. I. Type. If this is happening to you too, I’d suggest you pour a glass or two of Prosecco when all is said and done.A #wine review for #parents: the best wines to handle your child's whines! #MiniWineReview Click To Tweet
3. Black Box Wines. Notice I didn’t choose a favorite. They are all good— and for a good value too! Yesterday I saw chocolate handprints on the closet wall of our basement storage room. I don’t remember Joey going in there and I’m pretty sure Ted didn’t secretly eat chocolate in that room. My immediate thought was, “great we’re going to have repaint that wall too.” Do you ever have those, “great how much do we need to spend to fix that,” or “ugh add that to the list of things they destroyed,” moments because of your kids? Then it’s time to bring out the Black Box!
4. Charles Shaw Pinot Grigio. Ok you Trader Joe’s junkies. You know Charles Shaw wine as “2 buck Chuck,” or however much it costs right now. Ever have a colicky baby? Then you’ve probably tried 2 buck Chuck. And if not, go buy some for your friend who has one! When your colicky angel finally decides to sleep you feel like all is right in the world when you open a reasonably tasting wine for a really cheap price.
5. Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon. This is hubby’s favorite! Or should I say his favorite to buy his blushing bride when she texts “SOS” at 4pm. This is for you moms and dads that have the world’s happiest baby in your arms but the crankiest little thing when you put them in a bouncer or swing or play mat— basically anyplace other than your arms. Yes, I have one of those. And he’s 19 pounds! While my arms are looking pretty toned, my back has a huge knot in it! Los Vascos is better than a massage in my opinion…
Anything else you’d add to this list?! Here’s to remembering that their only babies and small children once, and that there’s plenty of wine to be had…
Disclaimer: This post is meant to provide humor to those parent’s who end their day with a glass of wine. And to make light of little bumps in the road [aka milestones] that children reach. Always remember to drink in moderation and by all means, do not replace alcohol with nutritious food. Oh and please DO NOT DRINK WINE if you are pregnant. Had to throw that one in there too!