April 20, 2023 | By Cristal Pico
What better way to treat mom than with a gift of wine, especially when you select a bottle that syncs with one of her favourite flavours, recipes or meals? If you’re planning on hosting your mom or favourite matriarch for Mother’s Day brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner – or just for a lovely spring get-together – we have stellar wine recos. And if you’re after that favourite-child badge, make sure to wrap a second bottle and tie it with a bow for her to take home.
Think Fresh and Green for Brunch and Lunch Menus
Embrace the flavours of spring with a light, herb-loving menu. Veggie quiche and fresh salads are classic choices for weekend brunch, and crisp white wines are the perfect pour to go alongside the fare. They’re also ideal with that bright vinaigrette. Try our Ontario Sauvignon Blanc cool-climate style, which celebrates the grassy, herbal and citrus notes that grape is known for. For a zesty, elegant wine, there’s also RJS’s South Africa Sauvignon Blanc style with aromas of apple, lemon and kiwi: Delicious! Our South Africa Chenin Blanc style boasts plenty of floral and lively citrus notes to match these mid-day menus and occasions.
Fruit, Flowers and Finesse for the Afternoon
High tea with great conversation and a glass of wine: Everyone, mom included, will surely enjoy the moment, which calls for upbeat, spring-themed flavours. Say hello to our Strawberry Sensation, Rocking Raspberry Rosé and Peach Perfection wine styles.
Strawberry Sensation delivers the juicy essence of that first-of-the-season fruit in combination with Riesling’s signature honey, tropical fruit and floral notes. Our Rockin’ Raspberry Rosé is an upbeat sipper with bursting-berry notes thanks to the style of its white Zinfandel base. And if you’re after a crisp Chardonnay, our Peach Perfection layers its ripe stone fruit flavour with that grape’s crisp, aromatic character. Bring on the scones, macarons and desserts!
Best Bottles for Delicious Dinner Pairings
Mother’s Day, May flowers and barbecue season: So many reasons to celebrate. With mom as your guest of honour, fire up the grill. Whether you’re searing spatchcocked chicken, savoury lamb or your go-to kabobs, you’ll want to choose a wine that marries well with those bold flavours. For white meat or seafood, consider our beautifully balanced and crisp Chile Chardonnay style. Pinot fans will find what they’re always after with the British Columbia Pinot Noir style: silky and nuanced with notes of black cherries, fresh strawberries, pepper and spice. For lovers of big, bold reds, a bottle of food-friendly Italy Sangiovese style wine is always great to have on hand. Then there’s the Italy Rosso Grande Excellente. If your grill-time guests – and your mom – appreciates the la dolce vita style of the Italy’s legendary Super Tuscan reds, this Italian-style blend is just the ticket.