Truth be told, you can never really thank your mom for all that she’s done (more importantly, for putting up with your shenanigans).
While you should be showering your mom with gifts all year long, some days call for something special – like Mother’s Day, perhaps (falling on 9th May, for those who were wondering).
Sure, it’s a lockdown, and we’re living in strange, social-distancing times (no thanks to a global pandemic), but this only makes Mother’s Day mean more than ever.
So this year, rather than ordering a make-up organizer (that she’ll never use) online, why not treat the most special woman in your life with something special, something sweet to show her how much she means to you. Of course, we’re talking about wine.
If you’re wondering what could be the perfect gift to give your mom this Mother’s Day, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered (and corked). So, raise a glass to these wine options.
Now that mom’s spending more time at home, and with things being a bit stressful lately, it’s time to spice things up. You can’t go wrong with Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, a full-flavoured mature wine that boasts of a rich vanilla and oak flavour and creamy texture. Perfect for those who relish the chance to sit down and unwind with a glass of red wine.
Looking to shake things up a bit, why not try London Born Wine Co. 2018 Cabernet Franc, a vino with a bite. 100% estate grown with subtle herbs and hints of chocolate and leather, black cherries and raspberry; you might need to send over a whole crate.
If you want your gift to have a royal touch, then King’s Court Estate Winery 2016 Merlot should be right up your alley. This red wine is 100% merlot and boasts a rich taste of leather, cassis and currants with a ripe fruit finish, making it perfect for enjoying alone or with her favourite roasted foods.
For Eclectic Mothers
So, your mom loves variety? Don’t we all. Why not give her that this Mother’s Day with the eccentric Marynissen Estates 2016 Heritage Collection White, if she prefers a complex nose of spiced lime, roses and peaches with a full-bodied palate. Or maybe she likes the sober-toned London Born Wine Co. 2017 The Warren, light-bodied, white wine with class, featuring a blend of Riesling, L’Acadie Blanc and Siegerrebe, complemented with gentle floral aromas.
Maybe, she’d like a harmonious medium-bodied red wine that’s a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with the nuance of blackberries brushing across the palate, in which case, the Ravine Vineyard 2019 Meritage is a clear winner.
For Moms Who Stock Up
Sure, it’s a global pandemic out there, but even the lockdown isn’t going to last forever. Suppose you’re looking for a vino that will keep your mom company long after the pandemic is over (and we sure hope it does end soon). In that case, you’d want to go with a Marynissen Estates 2016 Heritage Collection White Case, which boasts of a rich, full-flavoured and aromatically intense white blend that your mom won’t get enough of. Or you can treat your mom like the goddess she is with a case of Vegan Goddess Wine Sampler Trio and win all the brownie points (take that, lazy siblings!).
For Moms Who Like a Bargain
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a soft, fruity wine, so why not get her a whole Marynissen Estates 2019 Lokaal Mixed Case. With tropical fruit flavours and aromas, this is one refreshing wine that will be a welcome addition to her wine cellar. If you’re looking for the same flavourful taste, but want to take it up a notch, then why not go with the exclusive, limited-edition Marynissen Estates Gift Pack, which even sounds too unique to pass by.
For Organic Moms
If your mom isn’t much of a wine drinker but doesn’t mind a glass of Riesling every once in a while, why not treat her with an Organic Vegan Box Sampler Trio, which will allow her to taste not one but three impeccably blended hand-picked, vegan wines; The versatile Ravine 2019 Patricia’s Block Riesling, The well-rounded Ravine 2018 Chardonnay, and the elegant Ravine 2019 Cabernet Franc. Consider yourself environmentally conscious.
For Vegan Moms
Add a dash of sophistication to her wine collection with The Goddess Wine Collection, which is a box of 3 bottles of exceptional-quality vegan wines that will be delivered right to your mother’s doorstep every quarter, and will elevate you to “Best Son/Daughter Ever” status (Disclaimer: also recommended if you’re an only child).
For Wine Club Moms
These are stressful times we’re living in (what with COVID and all). So, be a dutiful son (or daughter) and make your mom’s life a bit less stressful. You can do that with the Exclusive Organic Vegan Wine Collection, which is the best that Ontario offers. As in, the subtle but pretty, Ravine 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, The rosy Ravine 2019 Gewurztraminer, and the aromatic and rich flavoured Ravine 2019 Merlot.
For Choosey Moms
Admittedly, picking gifts for your mom can be tricky, especially if she’s the choosey kind. But that’s an easy fix. If the past few Mother’s Day gifts have been “a warm pair of socks,” then you’d want to go with something different. Go with a Gift coupon instead, this time around, and she won’t regret having to stay without wine for nine months. (ouch, but you know it’s true!).
There are a few things moms love; a good spa, spoiling the kids rotten, and drum roll, please – the perfect glass of wine. If you’re worried you’re going to get the choice of drop wrong when choosing from an assortment of vino, don’t be. With the vast collection of delicious wines at Stocked Cellars, she’s going to ooh and ahh while she unwraps her gifts this Mother’s Day.
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