Getting your kids back to school is not easy task! Buying all the supplies, agreeing on the length of your daughters skirt and packing healthy lunches can require the patience of a saint. To help make it through the beginning of the school year it’s important to schedule time for yourself to unwind with a great glass of wine. Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach has the perfect back to school wines to pair with a few of the challenges of back to school!
Messy House – Keeping an organized house is a challenge during the school year but especially at back to school time! New school supplies, new clothes and shopping bags everywhere. Make a pact with your BFFs that when you meet for Girls Night that you will all turn a blind eye to the mess. Instead focus on enjoying an Aperol Spritz one of Italy’s hottest drinks—sparkling Prosecco, Aperol liqueur and seltzer. Forget the clutter and embrace the bubbles!
Fill a glass with ice and 3 oz. La Marca Prosecco $14.99. Add 2 oz. Aperol Liqueur and 1 oz. Club Soda. Garnish with an orange slice.
Mom aka Chauffeur – Running kids to and from school and activities may have you feeling more like an Uber driver than a Mom. When your driving duties are done for the day treat you and your better half to one of the Laurie’s favorite whites Gruner Veltliner. Called GruV (Groovy) for short it’s sure to spark a renewed summer romance that will make you fall in love all over again!
Fred Loimer “Lois” Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria $15.99
Fighting Fractions – Back to School means a New Year of homework…teaching your kids fractions or worse yet common core math can have you pulling your hair out. Once you have all the worksheets and assignments complete, it’s time for a glass of vino. Laurie will introduce you to a great fall red that you need to try…it’s your homework!
Evodia Garnacha 2014 Calatayud, Spain $10.99, 3 red wine glasses