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6 of the Best Wines for Hockey Moms

Written by Emily Erson

Enjoy the list of the best wines for hockey moms.

Moms and wine have become as big a stereotype as rednecks and pickup trucks or New Yorkers and the f-bomb. It’s little wonder why this connection came to be. Wine is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world, which makes it inherently fashionable.

As much as we are the women behind the warriors on the ice, we still want to be rocking the team jersey – with the best adult beverage accessory. Then there are the usual mom bits of life that wine helps us deal with (bedtime battles, long days of no adult interaction and little voices, the same Disney movie for the third time in one day, etc.)

Plus, wine can be used for cooking, excluding macaroni and cheese, and there is a wine that pairs well with almost any food or occasion – including post-game celebrations.

So what are some of the best wines for hockey moms?

Cupcake Wine, One of the Best Wines for Hockey Moms

This label offers a variety of reds and whites, along with a handful of sparkling wines made for celebrations. What exactly makes Cupcake’s Wines one of the best wines hockey moms? Cupcakes, of course.

We’ve all been here. It’s seven or eight o’clock at night, and out star player just remembers that last week, the coach gave him a list of who needs to bring what to the fundraiser, and your name has three dozen cupcakes next to it.

Or maybe it’s that time when the other hockey mom gets sick, and you pull last minute cupcake making duty as a show of solidarity in the sisterhood of hockey moms. Cupcakes are often the yummy and delightful bane of our day.

Why not have something positive to associate with the phrase, “You bring the Cupcakes?”

Horse’s Ass

This isn’t a wine for celebration, but one to drown our woes because drowning a live person is frowned upon, and future Lifetime movie behavior.

This is for that one coach who thinks it’s still the 1950s and turns all the kids into a team of little assholes. It’s that one ref who shouldn’t be making calls on the ice.

It’s the dad who thinks enthusiasm is hurling personal insults at other kids.

It’s that idiot on the highway who can’t drive, slows down for green lights because they might turn yellow, and then floors it when it turns yellow leaving you stuck there when it turns red, which means you’re running late.

That Horse’s Ass, and that’s what makes it one of the best wines for hockey moms.

Feisty Red by Feisty Bitch

Let it be a label we wear proudly, and be a reminder why it is you do not f@(k with a hockey mom. Also, Feisty Bitch Red is a semi-sweet wine with hints of milk chocolate and raspberry.

It’s the perfect wine for showcasing the two sides of the feminine and fury of the hockey mom coin.

Feisty Bitch’s wines aren’t just about the “B” word. They are about women breaking down barriers and celebrating doing what they were told couldn’t be done. You know, what we do every day when we knock out every task on our phone’s reminder app.

Hat Trick Wines

Any wine with hockey lingo on the label is an automatic must-have for any hockey mom party. This goes doubly so for these.

The NHL teamed up with Diamond Estates winery to produce wines to help support the NHL Alumni Association and several charities championed by star players. Fifty cents from each bottle goes to a good cause. The rest of the money spent goes to making your party a blast.

They offer a red, which the NHL says goes well with pizza, and a white which pairs well with nachos and presumably tacos. The charities are diverse and are often the pet project of the hockey star behind them.

Some aim to help at-risk or disadvantaged children, including bolstering youth hockey programs. They also assist retired players who are transitioning into life after the game or otherwise need some form of help.

Mommy’s Time Out

The “time out” play on words for this wine is geared towards the punishments we use of rowdy two-year-olds more than the hockey term.  But, if the skates fit.

Mommy’s Time Out is a fruity and light collection of wines. Grown in some of the most beautiful Italian vineyards, these wines are perfect for those times when we need a quiet break from the usual crunch of the hockey mom life.

Stark Raving

This is a budget wine that is by all accounts quite good for the money.  It’s not fifty dollar sweater at seventy-five percent off good. More like free shipping on any order over fifty dollars good.

Plus, the name goes well with that one day all of us hockey moms have where we have had enough of the 6 AM practices, late games an hour away from home on a school night, and the waiting til we’re halfway there announcements that our little hockey star forgot their skates.

We’ve all flipped our fajita a couple of times. Stark Raving is marketed as more of a manly wine, but like all the boys got to learn, if you want to find out who has real stones, find a hockey mom.

The fact that the label has a kind of steampunk version of Robert Downey Jr. doesn’t hurt either.

There you have it, the best wines for hockey moms.  Did I miss one you love?  If so, feel free to share in the comments.  We all love a good glass of wine, and we could certainly benefit from any recommendations.

About the author

Emily Erson

I am a full-time teacher, mother, driver of children, cooker of dinner, washer of laundry, sayer of whatever is on my mind and hockey mom extraordinaire. In my free time –like that exists–I blog in order to vent the frustration that comes with raising 3 kids. My mantra, blogging and ranting are better than a drinking problem.

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