I’m a woman who loves (or, loved) wine and writes about getting sober.

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  1. Anna Margaret Grayson January 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Ok…this may be silly but I am so excited to have found another former wine drinker! I haven’t been a part of the blogosphere long. During my short time here I have been led to believe that we are a rare breed.

    • Drunky Drunk Girl January 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

      OH, GOD, I LOVE WINE. I still really, really do. 😉 Y’know, I’m actually beginning to think that we aren’t so rare after all–once you hit some meetings and read more blogs, you begin to realize how pervasive substance abuse, and all the underlying feelings and thoughts and “reasons” for it, actually are. Sometimes I want to curse the alien ship that messed up and left the imperfect humanoids on this planet! Let’s just evolve these problems out of the genetic code, shall we??? 😉

      • A.B August 1, 2013 at 12:53 am #

        I wrote about wine for 8 years and was a restaurant reviewer. Cheap wine is easy to pass up but I have some really nice bottles I try not to think about….vintage Veuve Clicquot….1977 Taylor-Fladgate port. It’s hard to imagine never having another glass of Champagne. I really have to use the “one day at a time” when it comes to that.

    • sbrady311 June 8, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

      Now you have found 2! Except I’m not quite a “former” yet.

      • Thedailyfix September 6, 2020 at 6:46 am #

        Now you have found 3! 🙂 And I am also not quite a “former” yet… 😦

  2. michelle January 13, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Add me to the former wine lover’s club (waves). I found you through Anna’s blog, and I find myself nodding at so much of what you say…

    Well done on making it to 3+ months – you must be so proud of yourself.

    Hugs and high-fives 😉

    • Drunky Drunk Girl January 16, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

      Thank you, Michelle!!! Yah, I feel proud. But, that’s tempered with a bit of righteous anger, I suppose, at everyone (who is this, everyone, anyway?) who thought I couldn’t, as well as the feeling of, Holy crap, I’ve got some time to make up! I have so much to do that I feel I’ve procrastinated on for the past however many years… Anyway, thanks, and one day at at time!


  3. Amy January 18, 2013 at 3:08 am #

    Yay! I’m so glad I read your blog! I love(d) wine too, it didn’t love me back either. Picky bastard. 😉

  4. destamae April 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    Just found you thanks to Paul from Message in a Bottle and his most recent post! Although alcohol isn’t so much my addiction of choice- pretty much everything else is/was…so I am a recovery- pretty much- well- everything. So- I get it. Oh do I get it. Glad to have found your blog. Congrats on your recovery!

    • Drunky Drunk Girl May 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

      Paul rocks! Thanks for your comment! And, yes, recovering…and I’ll take all the support I can get. Thank you. 🙂

  5. Alcoholic Brain August 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I enjoy your writing. I will be checking in from time to time. I wish you well on your journey.


  6. kristinrecovering August 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Oh I can so relate to your love of wine. The only thing I loved more than wine was MORE wine. I quit a lot of things in my life but wine was something I stuck with. I was committed! Now I am trying to commit not to touch it again. Some days I am sad that I won’t be able to enjoy a lovely glass of Pinot Noir on a chilly fall evening. However, I like coffee too and I seem not to make such an ass of myself when I am on caffeine as opposed to alcohol:-)


    • Facingmenow August 8, 2013 at 7:34 am #

      I hear you completely! I have found DDG’s website via Belle at tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com where I am signed up for the 100 day challenge. First, I’m on day 11. I am completely in awe of anyone that is even a few hours more than this and so DDG and Belle (as well as so many other sober bloggers) are superheros in my mind! I feel committed, though, and reading these blogs and comments from other readers truly motivates me to keep putting one foot in front of the other and NOT reach for the bottle…box…of wine tonight.

      • Drunky Drunk Girl August 14, 2013 at 11:30 am #

        Just read your comment on Belle’s blog–ONE HUGE HUG on getting through your up-and-down day (day 14?). Amazing work. That is *exactly* the worst of it, you know? And you blew through it. What we now know from these kinds of days (god, I had/have them) is this: we can fucking do this. Buh-bye, Wolfie! Again, congrats. xx

  7. karenperrycreates August 27, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Hi Drunky Drunk Girl! I love you blog and nominated you for the LIebster Award! You can see the post at http://wp.me/p2AkqH-9m.

  8. Momma Bee October 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Happy 300 Days~ That’s fabulous!


  9. Lucy Slinky December 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

    Thanks for this blog! I also feel AA by itself is NOT enough. Have always had a horrible time sharing!! Am also a much better writer (ever since childhood) so I totally relate Jenny! 🙂

  10. david downie (@djdownietweet) January 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    I thought I would contact you via comment as I don’t have your email. I have also given up the drink, and written about it that you may relate to. The book will be free for download on Amazon on Sunday 26 Jan 2014. Check it out if you would like. It is called Between Drinks: Escape the Routine, Take Control and Join the Clear Thinkers. http://www.amazon.com/Between-Drinks-Routine-Control-Thinkers/dp/1922237957. I enjoyed reading your blog. Regards David

  11. fern February 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    I nominated you for the sunshine award!


    Thanks for brightening my days.

  12. 365reasons2sober February 6, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    I love wine. Shiraz and sirah are my favorites. I was jealous of a friend that went to Iran simply because she got to go to Shiraz, Iran. I live winery tours and wine tastings. It is hard to think of myself as an alcoholic when I drink classy stuff like wine. But I could drink a $50 bottle by myself and still want more. I am just an expensive alcoholic.
    I looke forward to reading more of your blog. And check out mine if you get a chance. 2 weeks sober now and just starting this tunnel to recovery.

  13. Mental Rollercoaster February 8, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    Hello! I want to thank you for your open and honest blog posts. Your willingness to share all aspects of your sober journey is why I’m nominating you for a Sunshine Award (http://mentalrollercoaster.com/2014/02/08/letting-in-the-sunshine/). Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  14. UnPickled March 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    I’ve just nominated you for a Sunshine Award 🙂 http://unpickled.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/sunshine-blogger-award/

  15. lowestlo April 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    I am also a HUGE wine lover! I am looking to get sober after 10+ years of binge drinking and now 2 DUI’s.. I can honestly say the only thing I will miss in my quest to sobriety will be wine..

  16. Stacey December 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    How do I read all your blogs..i too love (d) wine but I need to let it go

  17. Kelly Johnson May 17, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

    Love this blog!

  18. cantadult885139059 January 2, 2018 at 9:20 pm #

    LOVE your blog. I can relate with it on so many levels. You’ve definitely inspired me to give my sobriety another shot and even try blogging. Thanks so much!

  19. Angela Parrish April 2, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

    How do I sign up for your blog?

  20. Tiffany May 30, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

    Hello I was hoping you might could give me some advice on ways to help my sister that almost died few days ago. She too was a wine drinker and my mother died from alcoholism. The thing with my sister is she doesnt have any hurts causing her to drink she drinks because she likea the way it makes her feel. She is in her 40’s.

  21. Tracey Shaw Stapleton November 30, 2018 at 4:36 am #

    Can’t wait to read!!

  22. Tracey Shaw Stapleton November 30, 2018 at 4:48 am #

    Friend just diagnosed with cirrhosis and needs lover transplant. Best friends since 1st grade – we are both 48- now she is in Ohio and I am in SC & we more often than not drink wine at night and chat for hours. Looking for resources – that are way LESS depressing than I’ve been finding & reading – that can keep her spirits up (well she’s detoxing now and is NOT happy now or rather she’s in dilirium). I can’t believe – hearing now that she was way dependent (not judging!- just sad I didn’t see it that way and help/Intervene- or would I have been the pot calling the kettle black???). I’m just in shock and can’t believe that this is happening and she NEEDS a transplant. I mean – we were just 2 social party girls in high school …& a little (?) beyond. Pls help. We are HUGE fans of comic relief with pretty much ALL problems of our lives so where can I get some for her. I know she is going to roll her eyes right out of her head at rehab when she gets out of ICU with her fiancé. Just because Amy does what Amy wants to do period. And yes this is a wake up call and she has no choice but she at first in my opinion will not go for the warm and fuzzy and has been keeping to herself in middle of nowhere OH (hence no one knew for years) and not used to being around bunch of people and will NOT want to share or tell her story. Just any help would be appreciated for real-life cool relatable for sarcastic funny stepmom going through the biggest life change I can only imagine. Thank you!

  23. Kathy December 8, 2019 at 8:18 pm #

    AGREED! I loved wine my whole life! I’m 2 yrs sober and just found this site!😄

  24. Sarah February 13, 2020 at 8:01 am #

    I loved wine too!! I put down the jug when I was 39 and have been sober since 2012. So grateful for a better life I got!! I am so glad to have found your website and be connected!

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