|My poor early blooming crocus flowers|
Yesterday I tried non-alcoholic wine for the first time. I've had such mixed feelings about this subject. A while back some people on the BFB were talking about non alcoholic beer and which kinds taste best, etc. I decided I was going to buy some and then I started obsessing about it in my head. Thinking about buying it, opening it and drinking it. Wanting that feeling and then remembering it would not give me that feeling. It scared me a little so I decided not to buy any...seemed as if I was perhaps not ready. Then right before Christmas I bought a bottle of non-alcoholic wine as I thought I might want it over the holidays. I was scared to open it and it has been sitting on my counter ever since.
I've mentioned before that playing board games with my family is a huge trigger for me. I hate admitting that as I feel like a horrible person, but sadly it's true. So yesterday my husband went to the store and came home with a new board game and two bottles of wine. I cringed inside just a bit. I really wanted some wine if I was going to sit down and play. So I debated a bit and then decided to try the non-alcoholic version. The process of getting the wine glass out of the cabinet and holding it in my hand...the sound of the wine pouring, it was so familiar. Because I've been counting calories I didn't want to drink too much of the stuff so I measured out my portion and tasted it. It didn't necessarily taste good but it didn't taste bad either. I had two glasses (1/2 cup each/70 calories total...lol).
All in all it was an interesting experience. I'm not really looking forward to the next time I will drink it but I think in certain situations it could be really helpful. The other thing I noticed was how quickly the craving passed. It was a strong craving but by the time we sat down to play it was gone. I need to remember that.