It’s no surprise that America likes to drink. Super Bowl, holidays, or birthday celebrations typically include some sort of bubbly, but in 2020 the country took it to a whole new level. According to a JAMA Network Open report, alcohol consumption is up 14 percent overall, with a 41 percent increase in heavy drinking for women.
And though OWV does not condone binge or overdrinking, we do understand the need for a cocktail or two to unwind. With all of the conflicting information out there (it turns out red wine isn’t ‘good’ for the heart), we can say that moderation is key, and drinking with friends is always a good idea.
Thankfully websites like Instacart and Drizly have made it easier for us to shop at home conveniently, all while staying comfortably safe and COVID-free from our favorite spot on the couch. So the next time you’re scrolling for a new bottle to try, we’ve got a few suggestions. Below, we rounded up seven single moms changing up the liquor game. Whether you’re a wine gal, a vodka lover, or all about the bubbles, there’s something for everyone.
Kate Hudson is shaking up the liquor industry one vodka bottle at a time. According to the King St webpage, Kate wasn’t impressed with any of her vodka options and, after realizing there were no vodkas founded by women, decided it was time for a change. We personally could not agree more. Hudson’s hand-crafted vodka is distilled in Santa Barbara, and the name was inspired by her New York City home on King Street. The vodka is made with alkaline water and distilled seven times (which really helps with hangovers) and is gluten-free for anyone who keeps gluten out of their diet.
Single mom Kim Lewis started her wine line in 2018 in none other than New Orleans. The red and white wines are all created in the state of Louisiana, and each is dedicated to sharing a piece of New Orleans history. The mother-of-three has a brick-and-mortar store in the Big Easy and offers virtual wine tasting for up to twenty people.
Fergie and her dad co-founded this winery in 2006. They offer a variety of reds and whites with cute names like Fergalicious and Axl Jack, after Fergie’s son. The Black Eyed Peas singer is also a minority owner in Pitbull’s Voli Vodka, which offers a 305 version made in Miami and lots of flavors.
Bethenny may have launched her Skinnygirl Cocktails line with a margarita, but she soon expanded. The Real Housewives of New York housewife now has over 30 varieties that include vodka, wine, piña colada, and prosecco.
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The QVC-exclusive line has sparkling wine and prosecco available with and without calories. That’s right, the model and mother-of-three offers her liquor with zero carbs and sugar options, plus Bambini bottles perfect for an outdoor picnic.
Launched in 2012, the brand is a partnership with the Perrin family and Angelina Jolie and ex-husband Brad Pitt. Under the Miraval collection is Côtes de Provence Rosé, Muse de Miraval Rosé, and STUDIO by Miraval Rosé. The two continue to co-own the brand, which offers prosecco, rosé, and a white.
Drew Barrymore truly is a jack of all trades. The actress is in an abundance of markets, beauty, home, and television, just to name a few, but she is taking over wine with a pinot noir, rosé, and a pinot grigio.
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