Monthly Archives: December 2016

Quite a remarkable Pinot Noir

Which wine pairs best with housework

Ask your average 40-something, stay at home mother what wine they like to drink and you’ll probably get a lot of similar answers. Chardonnay, aka the cougar crack, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Merlot are all likely suspects. Whether you’re having a glass with lunch, as an afternoon snack, or with your evening meal, I for one will opt for a nice Pinot Noir.

Quite a remarkable Pinot Noir

Quite a remarkable Pinot Noir

My favorite? Probably Meiomi. It’s available just about everywhere, and goes down so easy. Lots of rich, red fruit flavor and it’s just oh so yummy. But I’ve also found some really incredible offers from Last Bottle. Among my favorites were the Sleeper label, made in house by the team using “declassified” fruit from respected sources.

If you want to go with Chardonnay, I must say that while big, buttery fruit bombs seem to have fallen in favor, I still love them. And you can’t go wrong with the Butter chard. Yes, that’s actually the name, and yes it’s everything you’d expect – big, sweet, unctuous (yes I used that word) and still crisp with lots of bright tropical fruit. You should be able to find this just about anywhere as they are very widely distributed.

Mother’s little helper – the 2016 version

Remember that song by the Rolling Stones – Mother’s Little Helper?

“Kids are different today, I hear every mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she’s not really ill, there’s a little yellow pill
She goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day.”

They were referencing a very specific drug that’s no longer in existence today. The ever famous Quaalude is what most people think of but according to┬áthe website i09 this was about a lesser known drug called┬ámeprobamate. It’s no longer around, so what does mommy need today to get by?

Cougar juice. Cougar crack. Aka Chardonnay. Big, buttery stuff, the thick yellow juice that makes parenting, cooking, watching daytime television, and nagging husbands all the better. Whether it’s from Kendall Jackson, Rombauer, or Chateau St. Jean, doesn’t matter. It’s widely available and you can use it for whatever ails you.