Five Things You Should Know about My Mom the Wine Peep

By John ~ April 30th, 2010.

Hi! My name is Sydney, just like the city in Australia. In fact, some people tell me that’s where my name came from, since my Mom and Dad enjoyed their visit to Sydney so much when they were on their wine trip to Australia in 2005 before I was born. I’m the little Peep in the Wine Peeps family. I just turned three in January and will be starting preschool this fall.

My mom, Kori, is the Editor-in-Chief of Wine Peeps and also the Taster-in-Chief, and I’m her biggest supporter. Since you are obviously a Wine Peeps reader, here are five things I believe you should know about my mom:

  1. My mom is a great Mom, and I love her very much. She loves me and my dad very much, too!
  2. My mom works day and night between taking care of me and working on the Wine Peeps blog. I hear people talking about Wine Peeps. They don’t think I understand, but I do.  What they say is special about Wine Peeps is how many different regular features they have; such as the weekly A Wine for Tonight and Wine Word of the Week, and the monthly Women of Washington Wine, Great Washington State Wine Available in [insert city], Wine Tasting Dinners at BaBa (John) and Girlfriend’s (LaGayle’s) house, and the Tasting Group at my house.
  3. Mom says that she reviewed more Washington State wines than anyone else last year, and I believe her. She took me along on many of her winery visits, and I have made friends with many of the winery dogs. Salsa at Forgeron Cellars in Walla Walla is my favorite so far.
  4. Mom is always sniffing, sipping, and spitting her wine, but she doesn’t like it when I do that with my milk. I like the oyster crackers best; that’s what Mom says she uses to cleanse her palate. My favorite thing to do when Mom is tasting wine is to say “Cheers!” and clink my cup with her glass.
  5. My mom is good at just about anything she does. I want to be like her. She was a great student and a great athlete before she got into wine. BaBa says she’s a prodigy, the go-to gal for Washington State wine.  I think that is something good.

If you see the Wine Peeps along the wine trail, be sure to say “hi”. I’ll probably be playing with the winery dog.


[Editor’s Note: John wrote this post from the perspective of his 3 year old granddaughter Sydney. Sydney has never had a drop of wine, and we do not advocate anyone under legal drinking age consuming wine or any other alcoholic beverage.]

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Reader's Comments

  1. Mark | April 30th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Just a comment on the underage drinking thing. Although 3 of our 4 children are now of legal drinking age, since they were old enough to eat the same foods as the adults at the table, we have poured them a bit of wine to go along with the meals, and have encouraged discussions of the wines. A side benefit is that when they have grown up and moved out, their alcohol consumption is well below that of their peers, partially because their taste is more developed than their budgets!

  2. John | April 30th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for your insight. Although we never shared wine with our daughter as a child, I know others like you that have and make a similar case to the one you have made. Obviously, not having wine as a child has not held Kori back in becoming a wine lover and some say a wine expert as an adult.