I’m pretty sure I’m not alone here when I confess to calling my glass of wine “Mommy’s juice”. I’ve also called it “Mommy’s cup of sanity”, “relaxing medicine”, and “don’t touch, don’t touch, that’s poison for kids” juice. I feel safe in assuming that the first is the most widely used term.
Well some mom smarter than I went and actually created a wine label that is marketed specifically to mothers, and named it what most of us call it anyway. Thank you Cheryl Durzy, now I won’t be lying – it really is MommyJuice.
After a weekend away at the Mom 2.0 Summit, I came back to sick stressed kids, a bug-eyed husband, and a tremendous pile of work. Good thing I also came home to a special delivery of MommyJuice.
MommyJuice comes in simply red and white – for those moments when you don’t feel like thinking too hard.
The red is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. That means you’ll get a lot of plum notes, with some berry, and just a hint of anise.
The white is 100% Chardonnay. I found some tropical fruit aromas, and a little grassiness to even out any sweetness.
To me, this isn’t a special occasion wine. This wine is cute and basic. It’s economical, simple, and perfect for every day relaxing.
MommyJuice Wines are available at select CVS Pharmacy stores and Northern California Target stores, as well as in various retail outlets nationwide. Wine and Mother’s Day gift packs can be purchased online at www.mommyjuicewines.com.
MommyJuice is also running a sweepstakes on their facebook page. Post photos of MommyJuice on the shelf at your local CVS store to the MommyJuice Facebook page and enter to win a pack of MommyJuice glasses.
There’s nothing wrong with mommy having a little “juice” to herself. After I’ve got the kids tucked into bed, I deserve to relax – even if it’s just for ten minutes.
Anyone who’s legal can drink this wine, but it’s kind of cool to know this was made with my particular juggling act in mind.
Plus, the name is cutesy and makes me feel like less of a liar.
PS – Although I typically sip wine slowly as a relaxation tool, there are some particularly hard days when it goes down a little quicker than expected.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.