“Motherhood—powered by love, fueled by coffee, sustained by wine,” says a popular meme. There’s a reason mom jokes frequently center around wine. In truth, wine is always a good idea and so, for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 9, we’ve rounded up the best way to celebrate mom with the nectar of the gods.
Whether she’s into red, rosé or white, we have the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the mama in your life this year.
Wine and Cheese for 2
Can’t be with your mom this Mother’s Day because of COVID? For many this year, that’s the case. And while last year we may have just begun to learn the awkward ins and outs of family zoom sessions, by now, everyone’s an old pro at virtual hangouts. Up the ante for your mom this year by sending her all the fixings for a luxe charcuterie spread and a few bottles of wine to taste. Build yourself the same spread, log on together and voila – a virtual wine tasting with accoutrement, for 2.
For wine, pick up bottles of Campo Viejo Reserva, the new Jacob’s Creek Reserve Rosé, and Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc. And to eat, select aged Manchego, Iberico ham, Marcona almonds, dried apricots, dark chocolate covered acai berries, and some spicy olives.
Brunch al Fresco
Dying to impress mom as and show off what a fully formed adult you’ve become? Dust off your outdoor dining set and enjoy a (tipsy) afternoon in high class – oysters, a chilled bottle of rosé and some fresh spring salad. Pick up a platter of freshly shucked bad boys, a bottle of the new Jacob’s Creek Reserve Rosé and toss together a variety of crisp greens with seasonal vegetables (choose from peas, asparagus, leeks, artichokes, peas), a multitude of fresh herbs and a zingy, citrus-based dressing. You can’t go wrong with rosé for this pairing. Jacob’s Creek Reserve Rosé is a deliciously crisp wine, made primarily of Granache, along with Pinot Noir and Sangiovese, and tastes of red berries, a hint of spice and has a gently textured finish.
Bond in Nature.
Activities are the ultimate way to connect with our parents. Darts with dad, walks with mom, amiright? Spend the day with mom hiking a trail this year, and surprise her with a gourmet picnic to cap off the afternoon. Pack your picnic blanket, and pick up a bottle of refreshing Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc alongside some gourmet sandwiches and fresh fruit. This vibrant and punchy fruit-forward wine displays aromatics of grapefruit, white peach and passionfruit, with citrus highlights and hints of pineapple. With a light minerality and mouth-watering acidity, this bottle will hit the spot after that post-hike cardio flush.
Pizza in the Park
Do you have a legit cool mom? The mom who blends in seamlessly with your friends, is more up to date on the dining and cocktail scene than you, and never misses a beat? If you’re nodding your head, then a pizza and wine date in the park might be her speed. Grab a tried and tested classic bottle of red wine, like the Campo Viejo Reserva, pick up a box of fresh hot pepperoni pizza and hit the park with ol’ mom. Catch up, relax and savour this smooth, balanced, elegant bottle.
A Sweet Sentiment
Want to impress mom this year by indulging her sweet tooth? Try your hand at baking and deliver your creation to her doorstep alongside a bottle of wine to complement. You can’t go wrong with Bon Appetit’s earl grey yogurt cake, a seasonal rhubarb cake a la Alison Roman, or the chef revered by moms alike, Barefoot Contessa’s chocolate cake. Alongside any of these, a fresh, fruity bottle of Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc is a sure bet.
For more inspiration, please visit www.corby.ca. Please enjoy responsibly.