It all started a few years ago when I was having another W.I.N.O.S. MOMENT®. After raising 4 kids, a few dogs and puppies, 15 moves, working in both the corporate and consulting world, being married to a husband who travels the globe, loss of both my parents and then sending my babies off to college and a few other character building exercises, I was stuck home alone and very quickly entering the state of sub-mania! I wanted and NEEDED some SANITY in my life. (I just happened to be drinking a glass of wine during this soul searching.) I always loved to cook for friends and family and added wine to many recipes. I visualized SANITY as diving into a wine glass at the end of EVERY day and W.I.N.O.S.™ was born!
Being blond and over fifty, I knew I needed a team. I was fortunate to meet an awesome, young graphic designer who was in her senior year of college. She translated my chicken scratch and sick mind into pictures. Then I hired a gem to handle the financial end of the business and found a fabulous artist. We became TEAM W.I.N.O.S.®!!!. (Please see our Contact Us page.) This little idea spread to more books, napkins, aprons, apparel, beer and wine glass insulators and the rest is history.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
W.I.N.O.S.® (Women In Need of Sanity) is all about cooking, eating, laughing, enjoying wine, friends, family and most of all having fun! Our goal is to offer cookbooks, apparel and accessories with a sense of humor.
To inspire women to get together for laughter, friendship, a little wine, great food, story telling and whatever it takes to bring some “SANITY” to their lives. (Well maybe men too, if they are nice.)
To create a company that provides cookbooks, apparel, accessories and related products designed to produce a smile and a giggle!
Our values include giving back by donating a portion of our profits to charities. We seek suppliers and business partners that share our commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Products are produced under legal, ethical and humane conditions, and employees are treated fairly, with dignity and respect.
Our motto is "Making a Difference With Every Sip®". A portion of the proceeds from the sale of our products will be donated to charitable causes.
- Our first two cookbooks, “W.I.N.O.S.® Cooking With Wine” and “W.I.N.O.S.® Cooking With Wine and Chocolate,” help support the prevention of breast cancer.
- Our third cookbook, “Man Your Grill: Cooking and Grilling With Beer”, is dedicated to the prevention of heart disease.
- Our fourth cookbook, "W.I.N.O.S.® Go Tapas," is dedicated to the prevention of domestic abuse.
- Our fifth cookbook, "W.I.N.O.S.® Women In Need Of Spirits," helps support Alzheimer's research.
A percentage of every W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® membership will be donated to HELPS International, a charitable organization helping women in need around the globe. In the future, each product will be associated with a different charity.
We W.I.N.O.S.® want to make a difference!