pregnant wine-ing

I am not going to lie to you here in this space…one of the things I miss most while pregnant is wine.

Yes, I miss eating lunch meat (subs are NOT the same when they are veggie.  they just aren’t)  and sleeping and wearing real pants…but all of those things I can get used to.  No really. I can.

I got pregnant in the summer this time around and one of my favorite things in the summer is sipping a glass of wine in the evening.

I have mentioned before that I am a bit partial to flipflop wines, yes?

They have generously sent us samples in the past of their Riesling and their Chardonnay and before this bun in my oven I was also able to try their Moscato.

People.

Just thinking about the crisp, sweet taste…mmm…I think I can even smell it.

Wait…what was I talking about?

Oh right.  Flipflop Wines.

I highly recommend the Moscato for a sweet treat with chicken or spicy foods…or as a yummy sipping drink while reading a great book on the deck on a lovely day.

It tastes like sweet flowers and summer.

mmmm.

ahem.

Seriously though.  Flipflop wine is yum.  The Moscato earned the Double Gold at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest, most influential international wine competition in America.  Wine Enthusiast Magazine gave flipflop Moscato a “Best Buy” in this year’s June issue.

So it’s not just my opinion, people.

But the real reason I love to work with flipflop is not because I have gotten free wine I love their wine, but because they give back.

They are partners with Soles4Souls which provides footwear to impoverished areas to help improve health and productivity.

The latest effort is The Flippin’ Good Deed Challenge.  This is a challenge for bloggers to run a drive to collect as many pairs of gently used shoes until Nov 15, 2011.

The winner will receive a trip for 2 on one of the international distribution trips.

What do you think?  There are only four blogs on the leader board and they choose from the Top 5.  I think we need to get some footwear donated.

You can sign up your blog for the challenge here.  I can’t travel at the beginning of the year due to pregnancy, or I would so enter.  So tell ’em Sluiter Nation sent you.

And if you enter your blog in the contest?  Let me know…I have footwear to donate.

And now I will go and stare at my flipflop wine that is just waiting in the basement in the wine holder.  Soon, sweet Moscato…soon.

Legal Stuff:  I was not compensated in any way for this particular post.  I have been given free samples from flipflop in the past, but not in conjunction with this particular post.  I just enjoy helping promote their charity work.
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