Toasting to Freedom and Sisterhood with Middle Sister Wines

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I love celebrating 4th of July every year, but this year I’m especially proud to be an American. In the past few weeks, our country has made incredible strides — most notably, securing the right to marry for our gay and lesbian friends. So on Saturday, my sister Suzi and I toasted to family, freedom, good weather, and great wine.

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When I was asked to taste test a bottle of Middle Sister Wines, I had to laugh at how perfectly the wines and their quirky little characters captured being a middle sister. Says Middle Sister Wines: “Did you know that birth order is commonly believed to have a profound and lasting effect on psychological development? WE DID!!! And that is why we have dedicated a wine to the sister in the middle – the one who always seems to have a personality of her own, and steals the show.” Yes, I can admit to being a bit of a troublemaker/show stealer. But, hey, I had to work hard to stand out!

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Suzi and I have always been close, but we didn’t always get along. As the older sister, she seemed to have a lot more fun (and cooler things) than I did. I would trail after her, invite myself along on her adventures, try to outshine her, and occasionally steal her things. I’m loud (in volume, personality, and wardrobe), mischievous, energetic, attention-seeking, creative, and maybe more than a little whacky. Classic signs of being a middle sister.

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Neither of us are lushes, but we’ll have a glass or two of white wine occasionally. We especially love wine with our cupcakes.

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I made my patriotic Berry Blue Velvet Jell-O Cupcakes again this year. They always come out a little more turquoise than blue, but they taste delicious so who cares?! 

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I love girly, super sweet wines, so I paired my cupcakes with the Sweet & Sassy Moscato, which has notes of white peaches, citrus and honeysuckle.

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Suzi’s more of a Drama Queen Pinot Grigio girl, which had hints of apple and pear.

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As is tradition, we spent Independence Day at our Dad’s house for his annual backyard fireworks extravaganza. We lit a few sparklers, ate a few cupcakes, and reminisced over our favorite sisterhood memories (me stealing her favorite blanket and getting away with it… Suzi helping me break out of the house when I was grounded…). We’re not as close with our youngest sister, but I’m so glad we have each other.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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3 Comments

  1. Cheers!! I’ll admit, I’ve paused over the labels for those wines before. I love an eye-catching name or label. Looks like you and your sister had a great time toasting!

  2. Sami   •     Author

    That we did, Carrie! I, too, am a sucker for well-designed and quirky labels. Middle Sister Wines recently redesigned theirs to include characters and sassy one-liners, and I kind of want to collect them all! ;)

  3. Suzi Jensen   •  

    Yay, great post! I had a lot of fun celebrating and sharing Middle Sister Wine with you, thanks for including me…although I suppose you kinda had to…without me you wouldn’t be a middle sister ;)

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