Mama Needs Wine: A Luxury In-Home Wine Tasting by Vino Boss Babes
I’m reaching for the wine today after a looong week. Those of you that know me know I work full time from home and have two small babies…hands and hearts are full over here! But my baby is teething and my 2-year old hates sleep, so you can imagine the weight on this mama’s shoulders today.
Mama needs wine.
Thankfully, my amazing husband is watching the kids for a bit so that I can soak in a hot bath and sip on said wine. I love that man.
And yeah, self-care matters you guys. If you haven’t done anything for yourself today, it’s time to rethink some things.
Now back to my wine-sipping story…
A big part of my job is finding and featuring small businesses on my blog. And if you’re wondering where I got the wine I’m sipping on tonight, I’m going to tell you. Today’s feature is all about luxury in-home wine tasting by a company called Vino Boss Babes.
And these ladies…they will make you fall in love with in-home wine tasting.
Thank you to Vino Boss Babes for partnering with me on this feature. All opinions are my own and should only be entertained by persons over the legal drinking age of your country/state.
WINE TASTING AT IT’S FINEST
Growing up in southern California, I’ve had access to some of the best wineries in the country. I’ve experienced the joy of getting dressed up, hopping in a town car, and exploring beautiful wine country with my friends. It’s something everyone should experience at least once.
But do you know what’s even better than that?
Having an intimate wine tasting at home, with a delicious variety of food pairings, prepared for you and your friends, and poured at your fingertips.
Yeah, that’s right.
I like drinking my wine at home, preferably in my sweatpants, with my best girlfriends by my side!
Introverted wine-drinking mamas unite!
Vino Boss Babes takes luxury in-home wine tasting to a whole other level. Founder and Director Kaiy Smith Biesman introduced me to the concept earlier this year, and I fell in love right away.
THE SET UP
Vino Boss Babes are wine consultants that promote award-winning wines and specialty products from Wine Shop at Home.
They come to your home and set up a beautiful display of wines, food pairings, and Pinterest-worthy table settings for you and your guests. Company leaders Kaiy and Jerica came to our home and set up a beautiful display for us while we chatted, soaked up the sun, and snuggled my sweet babies.
I love these ladies because they go out of their way to provide an exceptional try-before-you-buy wine tasting experience. They bring a sample pack of 5 award-winning wines from their Napa Valley Winery to share with the host and up to 12 guests. You can choose between a variety of red, pink, and white wines. I’m a bit of a wine sissy, so I lean toward the pinks and whites.
All of the wines they serve are handcrafted by 3rd generation winemaker Alex Reble. You can learn about their many award-winning products from their parent company Wine Shop at Home.
During our wine tasting, they started us off with a delicious and bubbly tropical mixed drink, which was a perfect complement for the warm weather.
Then they walked us through the tastes and textures of their top-selling wines. And they let us in on some secrets for selecting the best quality wines.
I felt super fancy!
We relaxed, we laughed, we snacked on sweet fruit and dangerously delicious carbs. And I even got brave enough to taste (and enjoy) some amazing red wines.
THE FOOD PAIRINGS
Kaiy and Jerica set us up with a delicious variety of food pairings to bring out the different flavors of our wine. They offer a variety of catering options for their parties, unless the host prefers to supply the food.
We went with the catering, because I’m a busy working mama and I knew Kaiy would do something better than I ever could.
And guess what they served?
A sweet wine buzz plus my favorite food on the planet equals the happiest mama on earth.
Our guests were more than pleased with the catering too, and a few of us went home with Kaiy’s secret recipe. If you go with their catering option, do yourself a favor and order the tacos.
PERKS OF THE PARTY
Perk # 1: The party host (in this case, me) gets to go home with a personalized bottle of wine…
Yes, that’s the wine I’m sipping on tonight.
And on that happy note, Vino Boss Babes has a line of personalized wine labels for any occasion. Their Talmage Cellars premier wine is available for label personalization in the half case, full case and boxed gift options.
Perk # 2: The party comes to you. They bring the decor, the food pairings (if you select catering), and the booze. Can you beat that?? I think not.
Perk # 3: The in-home wine tasting events are family friendly (no drinking for the minors, of course).
I usually bring my kiddos to “work” with me. It’s one of the perks of being a blogger and running my own business. Thankfully, this feature was in the comfort of our home and we had plenty of helping mama hands. Whether you want an adult-only ladies night or a laid-back event with your whole family, your wine party consultant will set up a VIP treatment that you won’t forget.
HOSTING A WINE TASTING PARTY
Did you know that anyone over 21 years old can host an in-home wine tasting through Vino Boss Babes?
You just pick a date, pick a sampler pack of wines, and send a request through their website. The cost is $29.99 plus shipping + tax and you can set up your tasting here.
BECOMING A WINE CONSULTANT
The experience that Kaiy and Jerica gave me and my girlfriends for this feature was exceptional.
I feel the need to mention the delicious tacos again and say thank you to these ladies for treating us like queens for a whole afternoon! Jerica even rocked my baby to sleep while I ran around snapping pictures for this feature.
That is my baby passed out in Jerica’s arms 🙂
Yeah, these ladies are THAT KIND of awesome. They are working mothers, and they get it.
If you want to be a consultant and do what they do, they have several options for getting started. From basic in-home wine tastings, to outside sales, to building your own consulting team…If you love wine and want to build a business working from home, this is another great option to consider.
You can learn more about their business here.
NOW, BACK TO MY WINE
If you’ve never heard of in-home wine tastings before tonight, well…you’re welcome. And if you’re in the southern California area and want to book a wine tasting with Kaiy’s team, just tell her that Cate sent you!
Now, tell me! Have you ever hosted or attended an in-home wine tasting party before? What was your experience like? Share in the comments!!