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02 May 2022 | Jessica Martinez


Just so you aren’t surprised, Mother’s Day is the 8th of May this year… (very soon) don’t make your mom sad and forget about it. I’ve been struggling with what to get my mother on this day for 30 years now, and now as a mom myself (this will be my 2nd Mother’s Day) getting to spend the day with my small one is all I really want.
Picking out the perfect gift that shows your appreciation for your mom can be daunting. For me personally, I really enjoy activities paired with great bottles of wine. Here are some of my favorite things to do and what I would pair with them: 
1. Breakfast in Bed--This is always a good place to start, in my opinion. You can pair it with a nice cup of coffee, and our Coffee Lover gift basket or a bag of beans from Rose Park are great options. For more of a brunch vibe, a glass of Champagne or a Bloody Mary are great options! Find some kick ass wines made by kick ass moms: Billiot Champagnes made by Laetitia Billiot and and Elodie’s Marion-Bosser N.V. Premier Cru Brut Rose Champagne
2. Maybe mom is more of a Rosé gal; a picnic on the beach or at the park would be the perfect setting! A Duffy boat ride is really fun too! Little charcuterie and snacks with a few bottles of wine, great music and company. I love the J. Mourat Rose, great fruit to minerality balance and can be enjoyed by all! I personally love the Penville Rose; more of a savory style with loads of minerality and salinity that are mouth coating and leave you craving another sip. 
3. Is it chardonnay that she loves? Throw together a nice roast chicken dinner and grab her favorite bottle and make a night of it. Throw on her favorite music and do all the cooking and clean up. She shouldn’t lift a finger unless it is eating or drinking. Something like Rombauer and tried and true favorite of many. Something with a bit more fruit than oak is the Averaen Chardonnay from Oregon, or to go really all out I would suggest the Far Niente Chardonnay or Kistler Sonoma Mountain. 
4. Maybe she is into more of a bold red wine, Cabernet, Syrah, Malbec? I think these go great with a backyard bbq and or game night with the family, light the fire pit and just kick back and relax. Malbec is a favorite with grilled meats. Black Tears by Tapiz as well as Luca Malbec are wonderful options. Cabernet I would go with something like Scattered Peaks out of Napa Valley, Heitz Cellars, Austin Hope and Cultivar! A great Peppery Syrah like Stolpman Vineyards, or Joyce Syrah which has a bit more fruit upfront would also pair nicely.

If I missed your mom’s favorite wine and you still need suggestions, feel free to stop by the store this week. We are more than happy to try and solve your Mother’s Day gift needs! 

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