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5 Wines You Should Buy: Baby Mama Juice

Mar 15, 2013

Today I am so excited to have my real life friend Amy, from Baby Mama Juice guest posting about my favorite topic, wine.  When I met Amy we instantly bonded.  She is pretty, sweet, fun, a mama to a precious baby girl (aka Sterling’s future wife), and freaking hilarious.  I am always laughing with Amy.  She keeps it real, a trait that I love and admire in a friend.  If you don’t already read her blog, trust me you should.  We both share a crazy love for good wine so I knew that was what I wanted her to write about.  Trust me I will be buying every bottle on here, Amy has great taste in wine.

Without further adieu, I present my girl AmyšŸ™‚


Hi friends, I’m Amy from Baby Mama Juice and I’m on Cloud 9 to be here today.  As you all know, Natalie is one stylish, sweet, smart mama who can cook up a mean meal.  She’s also, lucky for me, a friend.  When she asked me to write a guest post, I squealed and did cartwheels suggested the subject of wine.  We bonded over wine the first time we met in person and love to try new wines when we get together for girls’ nights.  

I’m pretty easy to please when it comes to my beverage of choice.  There are so many wines I love, I could write a thesis on the subject.   I prefer white and rose over red, but I do like a nice pinot noir with a tasty steak dinner.  I’ve composed a list of my top 5 all-time favorite wines for you.  You know, the bottles you would desperately need want if you were stranded on a deserted island (along with, of course, your significant other and children/fur babies).  


Pink Champagne is my go-to for brunch, pre-dinner cocktails, and special occasions.  It’s beautiful, light, and not too sweet/not too dry.  It’s perfection in a glass.  This is a lovely bottle I picked up at our local Bottles store.  Look for very light pink hues and a price point from $15-$20.  This Gerard Bertrand Cremant De Limoux was $17.49.


Speaking of pink, my dear friend Rose often gets confused with its sweet cousin White Zinfandel. Unlike White Zin, it is neither sweet nor limited to summertime drinking.  Go to any nice restaurant and ask for a dry Rose.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  We drink our favorite Rose, Whispering Angel, year-round and with anything and everything.  If I had to rank them, this would by my #1 wine of choice.  We tried it for the first time during a trip to Paris and fell madly in love. We order ours online, but I recently found it at Bottles for $17.99 and Total Wine for $19.99.


I liked the name of this Chardonnay so I picked it up at the grocery store.  Boomtown is so good that they can’t stock it fast enough and the shelf is often completely bare.  This wine goes with just about everything and is the perfect American Chardonnay.  It’s $17.99 at Harris Teeter.


Have you ever tried Albarino?  It’s a Spanish white that makes your taste buds want to Tango! This Martin Codax Albarino is easy to find and affordable at $14.99.  


Just in case there’s red meat or lasagna on your deserted island, you’ll need a red.  When I drink red wine, I like it to be good, real good.  Cheap red wines taste like vinegar and give me a horrible hang-over the next morning.  The Prisoner is a red blend that tastes like it costs a pretty penny…and it does ($39.99).  It’s a great birthday, anniversary, holiday, promotion, or stranded on a deserted island wine.  


Try them out and give me your thoughts!  Thanks for reading and come visit me over at Baby Mama Juice.  

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because it’s delicious by itself and even better with food!  I guess you could call it one of my hobbies.  Is that bad?!  Well, if it’s bad then I don’t want to be good! 



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  1. Melissa W. says:

    Love you two ladies and wine! I have personally tried several wine choices from both of you and you ladies never disappoint!

    I drink BABY MAMA JUICE bc my kids (ESP the twins) wet the bed, spill drinks everywhere, and rub grape jelly all over our house. Fun stuff. Oh and I have to listen to my husband asking me every afternoon if I sat on the couch all day and ate Bon-bons!

  2. Can't wait to try these out…thanks for sharing!
    ann e

  3. As if I need an excuse to buy wine?!!? These are now on my list!

  4. yup, going to have to add all of these to my list! I'm not feeling my old stand by's lately and need some new ones!

  5. Meredith says:

    I always love a good wine round-up! Thank you for sharing Amy! I've tried Prisoner before and it is SO GOOD. I also love the idea of pink champ as a pre-dinner drink.
    Sounds like Boomtown Chard is right up my alley – can't wait to track that one down!


  6. Brooke says:

    Prisoner is my all-time favorite red! Can't wait to try these pinks! Xo

  7. Chimmy says:

    Delicious, can't wait to get my Spring wines in order! I've been wanting to try Whispering Angel.

  8. Whispering Angel is so good! That is one of the few Rose wines that they sell at our everyday grocery store – hoping the word starts to spread about Rose because it's awesome and reminds me of day drinking some place fabulous, like St Barts. I need to move to the South, I keep meeting moms who are Vegan and don't drink, LOL……. #fail #allplaydatesshouldincludewine

  9. melcallough says:

    Thanks for the recommendations, Amy. I am so tentative about spending money on new wines. So, this blog post is perfect!

  10. Thanks for all the great suggestions Amy! This mama will be be needed some "baby mama juice" this weekend;)

  11. Headed to Mommy Only Mountains sleepover {these selections in tow}. What happens in the mountains, stays in the mountains, right??!! šŸ™‚

  12. Headed to Mommy Only Mountains sleepover {these selections in tow}. What happens in the mountains, stays in the mountains, right??!! šŸ™‚

  13. Thanks for sharing the info..:)

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