Mother’s ruin….

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Since Baby Bouquet arrived I’ve been swatting up on my nursery rhymes and they’re surprisingly downbeat; if Jack and Jill aren’t tumbling down a hill, then Humpty is irreparably damaged or the best part of a case of wine (ten green bottles to be exact) has met its demise. At a time when green bottles are a sign of comfort for most new mums, singing about them crashing one by one is quite terrifying!

You only need to google ‘wine’ and ‘mums’ to see I’m not exaggerating; Mums are talking and reading about wine and there are some awesomely named websites that really hit the nail on the head. Take the Knackered Mothers Wine Club, OMG I so need a glass of wine or I’m gonna sell my kids and the bluntly named Moms who need wine…..!

It’s interesting to see when you visit the sites that not many wine companies or wine producers are in on the act, I’ve only come across one retailer in the last few months savvy enough to actively target this lucrative group and that was Oddbins, they offered a 10% discount to mums earlier this year. How you’d prove you were a mum isn’t clear, perhaps you have to whip out your stretch marks….

Regardless…. here’s a mother of a wine you should clasp with both hands:

Maiden Flight Pinot Noir 2011, £9.25,
There are few Pinot Noirs under £10 worth writing about let alone drinking. There are some from California (look for Hahn’s Cycles Gladiator) and then there’s Cono Sur from Chile. Although they make some drinkable versions that are cheaper, Maiden Flight is full of ripe wild berry flavours, undergrowth savouriness and has the drinkability of a Pinot Noir from Burgundy on a good day. This is one green bottle you definitely won’t want to fall!!

Drink on it’s own, with risotto, fish, salads and almost anything savoury.


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