“This is only mommy’s juice.” I’ll admit it. I’ve said it. Have you had to explain that only adults can have certain beverages? MommyJuice wines were created by Cheryl Murphy Durzy, a mother of two who has marketed her wine around this exact concept.
I get together with an awesome group of friends from church every Tuesday night. Although some prefer not to drink and others don’t partake because they’re expecting babies, on this night all of the ladies present were happy to sample some new wine. Once a month the women enjoy some time alone while the men wrangled the kids. We’re starting a new book study on The Power of a Praying Wife and before we began our discussion I poured everyone a glass. In true mom style we used brown football themed Solo cups. (Of course we did, we all have toddlers or infants. Who can risk glass, or has the time to wash them?). I chose the white as I’m not a huge fan of red wine unless I’m eating a big ol’ steak and even then it has to be the right red. Several other ladies tried both.
I liked the white although I think it would have been better with a real meal instead of just snacks. The dill dip was messing with my taste buds but it was better with the pumpkin bread. I think it would be nice accompanying a light fish or chicken meal. Everyone seemed to have positive reviews on the white wine. My friend loved the MommyJuice red wine. She said she drank red wine quite often. The rest of the group preferred white or pink bubbly wine which is usually much sweeter than either of these. My husband tried the red (he also drinks reds often) and he liked it. I took one sip and gagged to be honest. I’m not a fan.
Most people thought the branding was interesting but there were a lot of questions when I first mentioned it to the group, “WHAT are we drinking?!” Most of us got a little laugh out of it although none of us actually support drinking while caring for our children. Relaxing with a glass of wine with fellow moms on a night like this was perfect and appropriate though.
Would we buy it? Opinions were mixed on this one. Most of us agreed that we’d likely buy a sweeter wine to end the night after a crazy day with the kids which is how this wine is marketed. None of us were overly impressed to the point of wanting to run out and buy a bottle of our own. I personally wouldn’t chose to buy it as I have other white dinner wines I like better than this and you’ve already heard my opinion on the red. Want to try it for yourself? See your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the MommyJuice web site below!
MommyJuice makes two wines: a Red Wine (red blend) and a White Wine (100% Chardonnay). MommyJuice can be found in Target stores, purchased online and can be found in various cities. They are both great tasting wines with a suggested retail price of $10. It’s mommy-run and mommy-owned.
Aromas of bright berry fruits. Plums, tobacco and a subtle floral note. Full and rich flavors of blueberries, blackberries and dried cherries. Dried plums and a little anise spice round off the wonderfully smooth finish. Moderate tannins make this a wonderful wine to drink while the kids are sleeping.
Blend: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
3% Grenache, 2% Syrah, 2% Zinfandel, 1% Carignan, 0.5% Cinsaut, 0.5% Malbec
Aromas of tropical fruit salad—pineapples, guava and bananas. Hints of lemon grass and citrus rind as well. Kiwi, lime and a hit of grassiness round out this very fruit forward Chardonnay. Drop the kids at a sitter and drink on a picnic with your significant other or at GNO (Girl’s Night Out).
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Source: Monterey County