Still haven’t found the perfect gift for mom? Well look no further. After all that Mother’s do on a daily basis to ensure the happiness of the family, what better way to thank them then by letting them knock back a few! Here are some sure fire winners.
One word…. Bubbles! Champagne and other types of sparkling wines tend to bring happiness with them wherever they go. Of course, Champagne is king but can be a bit pricey. Some of my favorite California options are the sparkling whites from Gloria Ferrer, J Vineyards, Roderer Estates and Schramsberg. A nice Prosecco is also a great way to enjoy the bubbles without the hefty price tag. Zardetto and La Marca Proseccos can be found at most places and for under $12 are great values.
There is also a fun kinda wine to get for that special Mommy who deserves a break. It is called Mommy’s Time Out, and is a blend of Pinot Grigio and Garganega from the Veneto region of Italy. Is it an outstanding wine? No. However it is definitely a pleasant drinking wine especially for under $10. It’s a cute marketing idea that is sure to put a smile on that special someone’s face, especially if they are in dire need of that time out! Here is a link to one place where it is available at a great sale price…. http://www.arlingtonwine.net/sku202644.html
For whatever reason I also find that most of the women in my life are ZinHeads (fans of Red Zinfandel), especially my wife and my mom. Maybe it is the luscious fruit, or the subtle spicy aspect. Whatever it is I’m all for it as it is one of my favorite varietals as well. As far as the Zins go on the value side, anything made by the 3 R’s (Ravenswood, Rosenblum and Rancho Zabaco) will always be quality. Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery also puts out some excellent wines from the Zin grape. The entry level will run around $13-16 and the higher end Director’s Cut will run around $20-25… money well spent as it is some of the best Zin around for that price.
Lastly, WWG wants to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there who deserve all the credit in the world for the job that you do. I hope your day is filled with relaxation, family, fun, laughter and of course some good vino! Enjoy…