Stop Whatever You’re Doing, There’s A Wine For Cats Now

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You know those times when you really just want to drink a glass of wine after work, but you’re hanging out with your cat, and she looks like she’s had a rough day, too, and you feel really guilty for not being able to give her some of your cab sav? This kind of thing can’t only happen to me.

In fact, it would seem that this situation is seemingly universal, because a Japanese company has released wine for cats.

It’s wine. For cats. Cat wine. This is a real thing in the real world that you need to know about.

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Pet company B&H Lifes has started producing “wine exclusively for cats” called “Nyan Nyan Nouveau”. In Japanese, “nyan nyan” refers to the sound a cat makes (and yeah, sometimes also refers to a flying cat made of a poptart because why the fuck not). I think adding the Nouveau to Nyan Nyan makes it sound pretty regal, don’t you? This ain’t no Franzia for cats, is what I’m saying.

Okay, before cat lovers round the world collectively clutch their pearls (“think of the kittens!”) you should know that Nyan Nyan Nouveau doesn’t actually contain alcohol. It’s made of juice from Cabernet grapes, Vitamin C, and catnip, but it supposedly tastes a lot like red wine.

Apparently, B&H Lifes developed the drink for cat owners “wanting to celebrate birthdays or Christmas with their beloved cats” but seriously, I think I’d give it to my cat just so I didn’t feel bad about drinking an entire bottle of wine alone. And at only (USD) $4 a bottle, this is a steal of a deal. You may think this all just sounds silly, but I say, “Treat. Yo. Self.” If you can read Japanese, here’s where you can buy it all up. But hurry, because there’s only a production of 1000 bottles, so why not just buy 10?

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Hansen is the DIY & Food Editor of Autostraddle.com and likes to spend most days making and cooking and writing. She is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Colorado State University in her free time.

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    I was reading the website, and it’s nuts.

    The site itself is called “Pet Health and Beauty.com”, and it’s pitching things like “Everyday Support Drinks” for dogs. The drinks contain collagen, glucosamine or royal jelly as beauty supplements (because heaven knows, dogs worry about not having enough collagen in their diets).

    If you click on the photo of the woman sharing a glass of white wine with her dog, it goes to the “Bottoms-Up with your Pet Meow-Meow Red Nouveau” cat wine. It claims to contain less than 0.01% grape juice, so it’s really just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from waving a handful of grapes over a water dish.

    The pitch is unapologetic in that it’s for cat people who wish they could crack open a bottle of wine to share with their favourite felines.

    Why not do what I do and try to drink a glass of water around a sneaky cat who’s determined to gluck back a little whenever I’m not looking? It’s so much easier.

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