For all the moms and mother figures celebrating their special day on Sunday May 8th, raise a glass and toast to love, laughter and good times. Giving a bottle as a gift is a great way to extend the party. We’ve put together a few suggestions and included the websites for each of the recommended wines and spirits.
Here are six deliciously crafted wines that are perfect to share when you gather your group on Mother’s Day. It’s a gift that everyone can enjoy. The wines we have selected can be purchased at your favorite liquor stores at excellent prices.
Unanimous Gran Vino Tinto (SRP: $24.99) – This wine has luscious blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors with extremely well-crafted tannins that balance the wine to taste incredibly beautiful. It’s also an easy wine to pair, whether you’re bringing it to your favorite BYOB restaurant, enjoying home cooking, or just opening a bottle to sip and relax.
Cabernet Sauvignon Medal (MSRP: $20.00) – The wine is a velvety, juicy Cabernet with notes of gooseberry and blueberry that is sure to please the most discerning mom. Pair this very special wine with a casual meal of artisan burgers, grilled seasonal vegetables or a cheese plate creation.
Head High 2019 Sonoma County Pinot Noir (MSRP: $25) – This wine is faithful to the expression of the grape variety. The grapes for this High Head Wines Pinot Noir come from select Sonoma County growers with the highest quality fruit. The wine has a lively taste of cherry, spice and goji berry. It has subtle tannins with a round and persistent finish. Mom will find this wine incredibly easy to pair.
Mateus dry rose (SRP: $14.99) – Wine is ideal for passionate moms rosé wine and it has a nice hue. She will be delighted with this fruity and balanced wine from Portugal that she can share with her family and friends. By using traditional Portuguese red grape varieties, Mateus is able to achieve an elegant rosé with notes of raspberry, red cherry and strawberry. On the palate, it is fresh and fruity, with a nice balance, a hint of refreshing acidity and a long harmonious finish. Slightly chilled, it’s a wonderful sip from the terrace.
Gary Farrell Chardonnay Russian River Selection 2019 (SRP: $35) – This vibrant wine from Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery comes from the Russian River Valley. With the aroma of ripe nectarine and honeysuckle, it is full-bodied and rich on the palate with flavors of Meyer lemon and ginger. You can be sure that this wine will please mom.
Silky and spicy red wine (POS: $10.25) – Wine is exceptional flavors are made possible by Portugal’s diverse terroir, indigenous Portuguese grape varieties, and exotic spices and flavors discovered on the “silk and spice” routes to the Far East in the 1500s. It is a red blend of deep and rich layers, characterized by aromas of ripe red fruit with hints of vanilla, mocha and spice. Wine can be equipped with Silk & Spice Wine Infused Chocolate Truffles by Compartes (SRP: $21.95) Chocolates are handcrafted in LA and each truffle in the Compartes x Silk & Spice Chocolate Box is enriched and infused with the wine itself, or with one of its bold tasting notes. This line of limited edition truffles is perfect for culinary explorers, wine lovers and chocolate connoisseurs. What mom wouldn’t love a bottle of red wine and luscious wine-infused chocolates? They go perfectly together.
Prepare your mixology skills when you gift a bottle of spirits for Mother’s Day. Beautifully bottled, these spirits are sure to please. Kudos to the wonderful people you plan to honor.
Gin Rosa from Malfy (SRP: $29.95) – Straight from the Amalfi Coast, Malfy Gins truly embody the essence of La Dolce Vita. Malfy’s Gin Rosa is a fusion of Sicilian pink grapefruit, Italian lemons, fine botanicals and hand-picked juniper that creates the ultimate bright and sophisticated gin with a beautiful light pink color that is sure to please on Mother’s Day and beyond.
Whiskey Whiskey Smith Blood Orange (POS: $23.99) – Whiskeysmith Blood Orange forges a natural blood orange flavor with real American whiskey. The round and bright, yet zesty and juicy split personality of blood orange blends effortlessly with the warm undertones of vanilla and spice found only in the finest American whiskey. Whiskeysmith flavored whiskey, made with real American whiskey and culinary-inspired fruit extracts, acts like a mouth-watering cocktail in a bottle. This flavored whiskey can be enjoyed on its own, while adding incredible depth of flavor to any cocktail creation. Bottled at 30% ABV
Absent, Refined Absinthe (POS: $39.99) – With the perfect balance of wormwood, anise, mint and spices, the spirit tastes smooth, fresh and slightly spicy. Absent, the Refined Absinthe at 110 proof is tasted mixed with water like the classic mixture of sugar and water with a slotted spoon. Serve it over ice and in aromatic cocktails that include the Mojito. The alcohol is produced in the south of France, according to some of the oldest absinthe recipes.
Nooku Bourbon Cream (POS: $29.99): “Nooku Bourbon Cream = premium bourbon, cream and love. None of that neutral grain stuff. Nooku is mellow but what it lacks in burn, it makes up for in flavor. Quality ingredients without compromise: premium bourbon aged in barrels of New American oak, blended with fresh, sweetened dairy cream.Made without artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or additional spirits.The result is nothing short of sublime.
Discount broken (POS: $29.99): Broken Shed Vodka is a whey distilled vodka based in Wanaka, New Zealand. Distilled, crafted and bottled in New Zealand since its inception in 2009, its vodka draws from the country’s natural aquifer and spring waters, without any hint of gluten, additives, sugars or GMOs. Since entering the US market in June 2012, Broken Shed Vodka has earned a legion of loyal fans and an impressive collection of awards. Broken Shed Vodka began in an old “broken down” shed on Lake Wanaka where the formula was originally designed and produced.
Chocolate Whiskey Ballotin (POS: $25.00): Inspired by a love of bourbon whiskey and a passion for chocolate, Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey was founded in 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. The accessible whiskey has the tastes of favorite chocolate indulgences. Available in eight flavors including Chocolate Original, Bourbon Ball, Caramel Turtle, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Mocha, Chocolate Cherry, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream. All of Ballotin’s spirits combine the backbone, body and base flavor of aged American whiskey with all-natural essences of classic and contemporary chocolates.
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