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.
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.