Mother's Day Gift Guide: Wine and Spirit Picks Inspired by TV's Sitcom Moms
TV sitcoms have typically presented skewed versions of real life — idyllic, unrealistic situations that may or not be funny. Regardless, TV’s classic moms have nonetheless been championed, ever being the glue that holds a family together. Given strict moral codes, TV sitcom moms never imbibed on air — that wasn’t allowed, but we wondered if they did, what might they have preferred? In honor of Mother's Day and the TV moms who have reflected the American experience since the 1950s, THR presents 15 TV sitcom moms and their beverage of choice, making an easy buying guide if your mom is as classic as TV mom.
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'THE GOLDEN GIRLS'
Wise cracking, irreverent and direct, Estelle Getty’s turn as in-your-face mother Sophia Petrillo made no bones about anything. Brash but confident she was not a helicopter mom, she was more like an F-15. Similarly Ole Smoky Tennessee moonshine makes no apologies for its intensity and direct characteristics of resin, citrus, and a slight sweetness from this corn based white whiskey — it’s pretty much in your face, and like being insulted by Sophia, you kind of enjoy it. Better known as white lightening this is a clean spirit, best over a single ice cube, all the better to enjoy this candid, streamlined spirit. ($34.95, olesmoky.com)
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