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Perfect Wine Pairings for Trying Parenting Times

by Wine .com, posted to Food & Drink

Ever had such a tough day of parenting day that you need a glass of wine? Possibly a bottle? We have! And we've often wondered which wine would best fit the day's "adventure." Here is a list of wines to pair with some of the most common episodes we run into as moms.


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The kids won't. Stop. Fighting.

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Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009: From the near...more

They may not be able to partake with you, but perhaps you can drink in sibling harmony with Leeuwin Estate's Siblings. A delicious white that may give you strength to referee fighting in the background.

Krista: Hilarious!!!

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Not one child will fess up to breaking the vase in the living room

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Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2010: Dark cocoa powder, poached...more

Someone had to do it, but no one wants the blame... In honor of your childrens' ability to sidestep taking responsibility, sip on Innocent Bystander's Pinot Noir (they also many a delicious Pinot Gris).

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You have to give your kid candy to even take a bath/nap/get out the door

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Decoy wines by Duckhorn

Some people call it a bribe, we call it a decoy. After all, aren't we just distracting our child to get them to do something else? Is it really so wrong... ?

Jessica Gordon Ryan: love the Decoy wines!

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Both you and your spouse forget to pick up the kids at school

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Veramonte Ritual Pinot Noir 2009: Ritual opens with fresh and fruity...more

No kids like to be forgotten at school, but it certainly happens due to miscommuncation at home! Get into a routine and ritual and sip on Veramonte's Ritual Pinot Noir. Perhaps a few glasses of this will help you forget that you forgot.

Eden Godsoe: This has definitely happened to us. Now I know what wine to have!

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Come home to find your husband has let the kids run amok

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Tait "The Ball Buster" Shriaz: Deep Black Purple. Intense aromas of...more

Yep, sometimes you've got to bust some balls, especially when you come home to a house in chaos. Sip on the "Ball Buster" Shiraz while you knock some sense into your family.

Eden Godsoe: Love it - is The Ball Buster really a name of a wine?!

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Toddler has a meltdown in grocery store (or other public place)

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Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2007At Domaine Serene,...more

You leave your cart abandoned in a random aisle as you carry your kicking and screaming 2-year-old out of the store. Time to break out the good stuff. Sip on Domaine Serene Pinot Noir to help melt away the stress.

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You're called into school to discuss your child's "behavior" issues

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L'Ecole 41 wines: From Merlot to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to...more

You may be dreading that conference at school, but pop open another schoolhouse treat from L'Ecole Winery in Washington State. Their selection is top-notch and will help you focus less on the "other" school you have to see.

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A REALLY bad day of potty training

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Clean Slate Riesling 2010: The fresh, balanced taste of clean slate is...more

You don't want to even remember what you cleaned up that day - you just want to start over. Start a clean slate with this crisp and refreshing dry Riesling.

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Sick Kids

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Stuck in the house with sick kids? Try Orin Swift's The Prisoner! A Zinfandel/Cabernet blend that will knock your socks off!

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Your child gets into preschool (in competitive market like NYC, LA or San Francisco)

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Clicquot's signature non-vintage Brut is loved all over the world for...more

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Who would have thought applying to preschool would be so stressful?! But in some cities it can be more competitive than getting into an Ivy League. That calls for some champagne!

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