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.


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.



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.
About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. For some strange reason, whenever I’m pregnant, I want to drink beer. I hate beer (normally), but I crave it when I’m preggo. It’s odd.

    Regarding the lunch meat thing…I asked my doctor the last time I was preggo if I should really avoid lunch meat. He said that he’d much prefer me eating a turkey or ham sandwich over other (bad) options out there. Obviously it’s a personal choice, but I happily ate my sandwiches and subs with lunch meat during my pregnancy.

    And sorry to say this since you can’t drink it, but I’ll have to check out that wine! 😉

  2. I think this is such a great thing. My son’s bar mitzvah is coming up. Maybe we’ll make it part of his mitzvah project — and keep it out of my blog. But I do think it is a great cause. Plus he’s a science guy. He’ll totally get the whole parasite, tapeworm, ringworm thingworm.

    Sorry, I got a little Dr. Suess-y.

    Just by the by, I am not a wine drinker at all but when I was preggers, my OB/GYN said a small glass of wine upon occasion was not verboten.

    I suppose everyone’s definition of “small” and “occasion” is different, eh? Like a jug is small when compared to a barrel, n’ecst pas? And collecting the mail could be considered an occasion on certain days.

    So you are probably right. Better to just abstain. 😉

  3. I love their moscato. I’ll drink a glass for you, okay? 🙂

  4. I’m with you! 6 mos pregnant and I SO want a drink!

  5. I must try flip flop wines. That stinks that you can’t drink now but it will all be worth it.