Help Out With a Great Wine Story: Kids & Wine
We’ve had this discussion before.
Do you parents let your small children, say 4, 5, 6, 7-years old taste wine? Is it a proper, even healthy, thing to do? If you do, is there a fear in the back of your mind that the agents of the state will break down your door and make an example of you?
Someone else is wondering about this question. In fact, she’s writing a story for the Associated Press about parents that introduce their children to wine at a young age.
Victoria Brett would like to speak with any parents out there who do have an opinion on this or have actually given their children sips of wine.
If you are willing to speak with her you can e-mail her here:
As I mentioned to Victoria, we began allowing our children to take a sip of wine whenever we opened a bottle. Not a glass to swill down, but a sip. Each time they did take a sip we insist they tell us what they think. Good? Bad? Fruity? Yucky? Tart? Sweet? Whatever. The idea was to make them comfortable with wine as an object of interest and pleasure, rather than a forbidden fruit.
You may have a different experience or a different approach. Shoot Victoria an email and let her know your experiences. It will make for a better story.
Or, leave your thoughts in a comment here.