I found my new group of mom friends! Well…I did find a new “virtual” group of mom friends! I received a monthly shipment from the California Wine Clubs “Wine Moms Series” the other day and I am in heaven! After working full time for many years with my kids in daycare and preschool, I was suddenly thrown into full time “stay at home mom” world this summer. I was SO looking forward to it and something that I had dreamed about for a long time, but dreaming about it…and actually doing it…are two completely different things. The first month was so hard! I was pulling my hair out by 10am each morning. I asked so many moms “how in the world am I going to do this? I’m going nuts?!” Most of them answered “WINE!” Well…I promise I didn’t start drinking wine at 10am, but when dinnertime rolled around, it sure is nice to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with my man.
The California Wine Club’s “Wine Moms Series” to the rescue! They take the guesswork out of all of those unknown labels at the store. They handpick two bottles of limited production wine from award-winning mom-and-pop wineries in California and send them directly to your doorstep each month! The shipment comes with lots of extras including wine tips, tasting notes, recipes and the inside scoop on the featured winery in their newsletter “Uncorked”. With your first shipment they even include the BEST “gift with purchase” I’ve ever received…It is a wine tote with the words “Mommy Juice” on the outside! I just LOVE it and can’t wait to take it to the next “Moms Night Out.”
A few things really impressed me with the Wine Moms Series. First, their partnership with the blog www.momswhoneedwine.com. A fun read….informative, entertaining and makes you realize how “normal” you are as a mom even when you make mistakes! Second,…This months (awesome) shipment came from Handley Cellars in Anderson Valley, California which is owned and operated by winemaker, wife AND mom, Milla Handley. Just proves that us moms really can do it all! And Third…. the videos from “The Wine Coach” on their facebook page. Laurie Forster is “The Wine Coach” and she films the videos between making peanut butter sandwiches and doing loads of laundry. Sounds just like our Vera!
You can sign up for the Wine Moms Series and have your hand-picked wine delivered to your doorstep each month here. You can also join the over 335,000 people and “like” momswhoneedwine.com on Facebook.
*company sent sample for review