Wine o'Clock

california wine club moms who need wine!

There comes a point in every mom’s day when she can choose either to whine about how she never has any time for herself or woman up and pour herself a drink.

The California Wine Club is betting you’ll decide to release all that bottled-up tension with a glass of wine. Subscribe to the Wine Moms Series and each month two lovely bottles of limited-production, award-winning vino will be chosen specifically with you in mind. Deliveries include bottle notes from Momswhoneedwine.com, recipe cards for food pairings, and a link to succinct video intros from wine coach (and mom) Laurie Forster.

You can get two reds, two whites, or one of each. And though you might be wondering if all the mommy branding is just a gimmick to get you to buy, when you’re quietly enjoying that 2005 Sangiovese Il Palio after bedtime, you really won’t care.

Available online at cawineclub.com. Monthly membership, $49 (includes shipping and handling).

this week in atlanta!
Sonny & Reed Teething Jewelry

What: Locally designed bracelets and necklaces made of gnawable nontoxic beads ($19-$30).
Why: No need to sacrifice fashion.
When: You’re looking for some drool-worthy accessories.
Where: Online at sonnyandreed.com.

Rhubarb & Custard
What: A well-edited selection of kids’ clothes and maternity wear ($1-$100), plus handmade items (smocked dresses, barrettes) at the new consignment spot.
Why: Grandmas score 25 percent off select items on Wednesdays, so she can really spoil them rotten.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 3265 Roswell Rd. NE (404-474-9860).


What: The Handmade Toy Alliance member and hometown favorite debuts Socks the Fox, Perchance the Black Cat, and other snuggable critters ($34-$44).
Why: Lucky Atlantans can snatch up samples and prototypes available only at the store.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Blabla l’Atelier, 1189 Virgina Ave. NE, Virginia Highland (404-875-6496).

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Rhubarb & Custard
3265 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
1189 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306