Bethenny Frankel’s Blogger Day And New Skinnygirl Wine Collection

Our blogger, Sam Simon, in Bethenny's Smile Booth

With a jam-packed schedule that includes being a doting New York City mom and hosting her own daytime talk show, it may come as a surprise that Bethenny Frankel—our very own September 2013 cover mom—has any spare time to expand her Skinnygirl Cocktails empire—but she’s somehow managed to do just that. We were invited to attend a recent taping of Bethenny followed by a blogger Q&A session during which the Skinnygirl entrepreneur discussed everything from body image to discipline tactics—a hotly debated topic on the episode, which airs on Monday, November 18 at 11am on Fox 5—and rounded out the morning by introducing us to her new (low-calorie!) wine collection.

With the holiday party season quickly approaching, you’re likely to find yourself in need of the occasional hostess gift, and you can’t go wrong with a bottle of Skinnygirl wine. Each 750 milliliter bottle is all-natural and contains 100 calories per 5 oz. serving—the ultimate low-calorie alcohol to balance out those holiday treats we all love to consume this time of year. And with four new additions to the affordable wine collection—each retails for under $20!—there’s plenty of holiday cheer to go around.

If you’re looking to add a bit of sparkle to any occasion, Skinnygirl Prosecco is the bubbly for you. This limited-edition seasonal offering features a dry, well-balanced taste, a delicate yet fruity flavor, and a pleasantly fresh hint of honey. Instead of worrying about the typically-high calorie count of sparkling wine, you can kick back and enjoy this Prosecco in a guilt-free fashion this holiday season (a festive mom’s brunch while the kids compare wish-lists, perhaps?). If you’re in the mood for some classic red on chillier nights, the Cabernet Sauvignon’s deliciously bright aromas of dark berries and warm chocolate are hard to resist. But if you’d rather opt for a white wine, the collection features two new offerings: a light and crisp Chardonnay or a rich and tropical Pinot Grigio.

While Frankel is beyond thrilled with her fabulously festive new wines, she’s focused on much more than her cocktail collection this winter. On a more family-friendly note, she’s looking forward to taking part in all of NYC’s holiday traditions with her 3-year-old daughter, Bryn. “I love doing the Christmas tree with her and taking her to see the windows and to Central Park and Rockefeller Center. I’m very big on activities,” Frankel says. “We’ll definitely [bake] Christmas cookies, and we’ll definitely do the tree decorating and the house decorating. That’s the best thing about kids—they make you young again.”