Childfree Baby Bottles

Baby in a bottle

To honor the launch of our childfree blog, our baby, we had planned to decant another sweet baby, a very special bottle.

As you’ll soon be all too aware, one of Amy’s hobbies is wine. Lance thin2005er-Chateau-Citranks pretty highly of it too. So we thought it would be fun to uncork a honey of a bottle.

Then we thought, why just one bottle? Why not a case or two? This way we can uncork a bottle of the same wine once a year from now on to celebrate the birth of our childfree blog and to see how the wine develops over years of nurturing in our cool basement. Sort of like how parents celebrate the birth of their children annually.

Polished & Firm?

So we did a little research and picked a lovely 2005 Bordeaux. Chateau Citran, to be exact. Now, we like our wines but we don’t have hundreds of bucks to drop for a single bottle. That’s what makes this wine so special. It’s ageable but affordable – how many parents can say that about their kids? 🙂 And, according to one of Amy’s favorite wine writers, Ray Isle, the vintage is “polished and firm” and should have a “long life ahead of it.”

That was the plan. Well, things don’t always go according to plan. More on that in our next Wine-y Baby post. For now, we’re content to simply celebrate that we have things that we take interest in and that give us joy.

Childfree Feedback

We’d like to know, what are your childfree hobbies (or “babies,” if  you like that terminology)? What gives you joy, and why? And how, if at all, might your relationship to those hobbies change were to to have kids?

Image courtesy of Chateau Citron /

5 Responses to Childfree Baby Bottles

  1. Meredith May 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Deadhead fun! My husband followed the Dead for 10 years until Jerry died. He got me into it and now we travel to see the remaining members’ band as well as Grateful Dead tribute bands. We spend all summer going to music festivals. Long weekends with 18 hours of music everyday, camping, drinking, hula hooping, dancing, and general good times. We’ve been married 11 years and if we had kids, I am pretty sure we would be having no fun.

    • Amy May 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

      18 hours of music everyday combined with hula hooping, camping, and partying sounds AWESOME! I love it!

  2. Amy April 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    Ohhhh, have fun in NOLA, Emily!! That is one of our all time FAVORITE places!!!! Would love to hear trip highlights when you return! Oh, and we know NOLA is about so much other than wine, but the fanatic in me must recommend WINO (the Wine Institute of New Orleans). Amazeballs!

  3. Emily April 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Cheers to that! In addition to sharing your love of wine (well, spirits in general, if I’m being totally honest), one of my most enjoyable and meaningful hobbies is traveling! My awesome husband and I will be traveling to New Orleans next week, in fact, and look forward to an amazing time. If we had kids, I’m sure our travel would be drastically reduced and terribly different. The thought of Disney and water parks make me want to drink. And, so we’ve come full circle back to that glass of Citran!


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