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04.21.2011

Don't Steal Mommy's Wine

scold.gifMy daughter gets a kick out of smelling what's in our glasses when we're drinking with dinner, but she knows better than to steal mommy's wine.

Apparently, though, not everyone else is as careful. A number of people just landed in court over Mommy's wine.

The wine world is notorious for its highly aggressive, even draconian, protection of brand names. Who knew that one of those brand names was "Mommy?"

"MommyJuice" and "Mommy's Time Out" are apparently in a death match to determine which has the right to Mommy's name.

Careful kids, don't make me separate you! Don't you know I love you equally?

If I made any of the wines named: Mama's, Big Mama, Mama Mia, Mountain Mama Madness, Sugar Mama, Sweet Mama Rosa, Mama Cina, Red Hot Mama, Mama's Vineyard, or the lovable Mama's Bear Hug White, I guess I'd be a little nervous (yes, those are all real wines). Perhaps there was some prescience in the folks that named their wine Don't Tell Mama.

Don't you know Mommy doesn't like being sued? That calls for a glass of Mama's Boy, for sure.

Can't we all just get along?

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Comments (4)

Tracy wrote:
04.22.11 at 9:17 AM

This mommy, who is not the boss of you, and has looked through your blog to see if I could find the answer myself, has a completely unrelated question.
After a weekend in Paso Robles that left me with a desire to suck on a lemon or lick the tartaric acid off the bottle of a wine barrel, what did I do wrong? Those wines were so seriously sweet I could not drink them. Is it just the appellation or did I choose poorly? Or should I just stick with Mommyjuice and be done with it?

04.23.11 at 12:08 PM

When in Paso, try the Mourvedre and Grenache. Step away from the Cab, ma'am.

Ryan Flinn wrote:
04.27.11 at 4:13 PM

What is your personal policy when it comes to allowing your children to drink at home? My two-year old is fascinated by my swirling and sipping, and like all kids wants to imitate daddy. He'll point to my glass, and implore me, saying, "Juice! Some!" I don't want alcohol to be some taboo thing in my house, because I drink wine with dinner most nights and want that to be the norm, but I'm of course not going to give him a glass either. How are you handling the issue as a parent?

Alder Yarrow wrote:
04.27.11 at 8:21 PM

When we are drinking wine, we always offer some to our three-year-old daughter. She isn't interested in drinking it, but loves to either smell it and/or dip a finger in and taste it. She has very strong opinions about which ones are good and which ones arent.

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