Cat Wine Is Now a Real Thing and Here’s Why You’ll Want It
There’s nothing quite like chillin’ with your BFFs (see these celeb BFFS for inspo), soaking up some sun and sipping on fine $6 wine (see what we did there?) or imbibing in the hottest new blue vino trend. But what if your crew happens to be busy and you’re left with no one to indulge with sans your trusted (albeit furry) companion?
Welp, as it turns out, Denver-based Apollo Peak has your answer. Next time you find yourself hangin’ with the cat, there’s absolutely no reason that you and your feline friend shouldn’t have a grand old time. Allow us to introduce you to cat wine! Uh-huh, wine for cats! Described as a “non-alcoholic, catnip-based feline snack wine,” even the most refined kitten is sure to love Pinot Meow ($5 per tasting/$12 per bottle). Or perhaps the lovingly crafted MosCATo is more their speed?
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Started in 2015 by cat lovers/cat wine aficionados in the Rocky Mountains, Apollo Peak uses “all-natural ingredients sourced from local farmers and shops,” so there’s no need to worry about any harmful kitty side effects. “100% of our ingredients (with the exception of our water) is sourced from local farmers in central Colorado — in the foothills of the Front Range Mountains,” says the company site.
These ingredients include fresh organic catnip grown in the Pacific Northwest and fresh, all-natural and organic beets grown in the US, which make it a perfectly delightful indulgence for your four-legged BFFs.
Between this and the cat bar that may soon be open for business, we think we may have found our new perma drinking buds. Just sayin’.
Would you buy wine for your cat(s)? Tweet us @BritandCo.
(h/t Mashable, photos via @apollopeak)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!