Yes this is totally what you think it is. I’m pregnant! In fact, Mr Spittoon and my baby boy is due to arrive next month! Yes, March 2020.
And do you know what? I have now been 233 days without wine. Whattttt I hear you say? It’s absolutely true! And more about that below.
So yes we have completely kept it on the down-low for the last 7.5 months – don’t hate me for it! I have wanted to share the news for awhile now (especially as I know a few TC readers are pregnant too/just had babies), however like many, our fertility journey has not been the easiest. For me, once I was pregnant again after going through a miscarriage and chemical pregnancy, I just wanted to enjoy the pregnancy as much as possible, offline, in the real world.
The cavet was, what do I do about the blog?
I absolutely love Travelling Corkscrew and creating online content around wine, so what the heck was I going to do? The thing is, I’m still so passionate about the industry, even if I can’t enjoy all the deliciousness myself. Therefore I have lived vicariously through others.
In terms of wine tasting, I have sat it out completely and thanks to Mr Spittoon (the lucky bugger) and family and friends, I have continued to be able to share tasting notes on new and interesting wines. I can of course still analyse wines from a sight and smell point of view, however I leave the palate up to my fantastic tasting panels.
In fact you know what? Mr Spittoon has an incredible palate. Probably even better than mine! Shhh… don’t tell him that though, I don’t want him to get a big head!
So why am I sharing the news now? While this blog is all about sharing new wines, and sharing the stories behind those wines and the people who make them, this blog is also my personal journey through the wine world. It’s my open online wine diary I guess you could say. And therefore I want to share this journey through the TC, the move to become a mama – and a mama that loves her wine.
So going forward, I will have a little TC bundle of joy in tow and hopefully a glass of wine within reach.
Non-Alcoholic Wine for Pregnancy
Before I sign this post off, I do want to mention I tried a few of the non-alcohol wines during the last few months. Nothing really stood out to me. However while in New Zealand I did quite enjoy the Lindauer Sparkling Grape Juice 0.0% in both the White and Rosé.
Other than that, I’ve been sipping on various types of waters and some no-sugar sodas. The range of beverages was narrowed down further once I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes though. Although, even if I am only enjoying a glass of water over pre-dinner nibbles – I still have it in one of my Riedel or Plumm wine glasses!
However the end is in sight and it won’t be too long till I am reunited with one of my best friends – I miss you wine!