If you’re just like me and you prefer drinking in good company, you can now share a bottle of wine with your furry friend! Cat wine is on the market.
I’m a dogs-girl and sometimes I wonder “Who’s the pet?” Does it happen to you too? I remember attending a sort of dinner party once, in a winery, with one of my dogs sitting on my lap. I was done eating and I left some food on the plate. At a certain point, the gentleman on my right side started talking to me and I turned my head towards him for 2 seconds. When I turned my head back, I saw my pooch munching on a shrimp – stolen from my plate!!! Luckily, nothing happened to him and I don’t feed him human food. But if you have a cat, you can share a bottle of “wine” with him/her without any worry.
Apollo Peak’s cat wine
That’s possible thanks to a Denver-based (Colorado, USA) company named Apollo Peak, which started producing a non-alcoholic cat wine in 2015. The beverage is available in two versions: Pinot Meow (1.6 oz./47 ml~ and 8 oz./236 ml~) and MosCATo (1.6 oz./47 ml~ and 8 oz./236 ml~). Apollo Peak’s CEO, Brand Zavala, came up with the recipe that uses only organic ingredients, such as water, organic catnip, organic beets (golden or red, for the colour) and sea salt, thus resulting harmless to cats, dogs and humans.
*** ATTENTION: please mind you that it’s not real wine. The term “wine” is used to allure the cat owners only. Alcohol is extremely dangerous to animals! Don’t give them any alcoholic beverage! *** Vets have given Apollo Peak’s “wines” the green light, as beets are considered non-toxic to pets. Either way, you might want to talk to your vet before giving it to your kitten pal.
Mr. Zavala told The Huffington Post that
IT’S MADE LIKE A TEA, BUT SINCE WE GOT IT TO LOOK SO MUCH LIKE A WINE, WE WANT IT TO BE PERCEIVED AS A WINE BY THE CONSUMER – THAT WAY THEY CAN FEEL AS THOUGH THEY ARE HAVING A GLASS OF WINE WITH THEIR PET.
If you live in the USA, you can buy Pinot Meow and MosCATo on the company’s website (priced at $4.95 for the 1.6 oz. bottle and $11.95 for the 8 oz. bottles) – they do not ship it outside the U.S. The labels are cute, but the real boss and company’s spokes-cat, Apollo, is even cuter!!!
Nyan Nyan Nouveau
It’s not the first time we see a cat wine on the market, as the Nyan Nyan Nouveau (nyan nyan = meow meow in Japanese) made an appearance on the market a couple of years ago. It was a beverage aimed at the Japanese feline market, made from Cabernet Sauvignon grape juice, vitamin C and catnip. Although it was alcohol free, it was not a safe product, due to the fact that grapes are toxic for cats (and dogs), so…not a good idea!
My dogs already curl up on my bed…on the couch…now they’ll demand wine too! Would you buy it to your pets?