We went on the hunt for something a little different; something new and refreshing, that could be enjoyed by anybody at any time! What might this be, you ask (yeah, the title was a give-away)??? Exactly! Non-alcoholic sparkling wine. Now, before you start wondering what we’re up to, we’ve found that there is a time and a place for things like this…for example; you love wine, wine tasting, food and wine, wine and friends, well you get the idea, but you’ve just found out that you’re pregnant and you can’t drink!
Wait! What? Yes, that’s right! I’m pregnant. I’m not all that far along and some might think we’re crazy for telling you so early on, but we’re excited NOW and want to share it! This is our first-ever experience with this kind of thing and we couldn’t be more ecstatic about it all!
So, in light of being healthy and all that, I’ve given up drinking alcohol. I thought this might be a difficult thing for me, since I’ve been enjoying my wine for a VERY (20 years or so, don’t do the math) long time. I’ve heard everything from “I didn’t drink a drop my entire pregnancy” to “It’s fine to have wine when you NEED it” to “I know a mother who drank and smoked all through her pregnancy and her kids were okay!”. All very interesting arguments, but I figure that this is my one shot at bringing a person into this world and I’m going to do everything I can to make it my best shot!
Not to ramble on…but I’m a pretty healthy girl; I rarely get sick, I’m not allergic to anything, I can stomach just about anything, my ancestors lived really long lives (some over 100 years old) and I’m stubborn as a mule. I figure that all these things put together should give the little one a pretty good chance, along with the fact that Hoot’s got strong genes and an even stronger conviction. So here we go! Off on another adventure…and we’re happy that you’re along for the ride with us!On to more important things, shall we? Yes, the Sparkling! J. Lohr Winery makes a whole line of Non-alcoholic wines under the label Ariel. They’ve got everything from Sparkling to Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and more! With the Holidays coming up, I thought the Sparkling would be perfect…and it even tastes good (no, really it does)! Almost like the real thing! I used to wonder why anybody would bother drinking NA wine and now I know one VERY good reason! Pregnancy! A girl just needs a little something fancier than sparkling water in her glass once in a while!
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