We can all agree that mothering Sunday is the ideal time to take over the kitchen and cook up a simple and delicious meal – roast chicken or perhaps a delicious slow-cooked lamb. You’re looking for a warming and hearty meal that you can pop in the oven and leave to cook for a few hours while you catch up on all the latest gossip, glass in hand, with either your mum or one of closest friends.
If that all sounds a little heavy, perhaps something a touch lighter would work? A champagne afternoon tea for two could be just what the doctor ordered.
Regardless of the foodie option you pick, the wine you pair it with should be something to be enjoyed in the moment. Mother’s Day offers you the chance to be around loved ones – whether that’s the family you were born with or the one you created yourself along the way – to celebrate shared and happy memories.
Get ready to give mum something she really wants this Mother’s Day – because nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like a brilliant bottle of booze.
Clos St-Jacques Riesling – 2014
This delicious Reisling by Clos Saint-Jacques comes from the second-driest town in France. This Alsatian wine is super fresh and offers notes of zest, grapefruit, and lime citrus. Its spicy, racy acidity will certainly keep you coming back for more and the competitive price tag will make this a popular choice. This is a great match with fish and soft cheeses.
Greyfriars Rosé Reserve Brut
This is possibly the best English sparkling wine available on the market today. Get ready to enjoy this elegant fizz from Guildford, which will transport you to cherished sun-soaked summer memories with its crushed red-berry fruit. This spectacular wine is made from pinot noir grapes and leaves a satisfyingly dry finish. We can’t think of a better way to kickstart Mother’s Day!
Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Good Ordinary Claret – 2014
This claret is superb quality and at less than a tenner, is likely to sell out quickly! This Cabernet Sauvignon blend is a heady mix of flavours including brambles, woody smoke and black cherries. This wine is extremely smooth on the palate and is the perfect accompaniment to a classic Sunday roast!
Domaine Barmès-Beucher Crémant d’Alsace – 2012
Domain Barmès-Beucher was first established back in 1985 by a husband-and-wife team using family-owned vineyards dating back to the 17th century. Their children are continuing this impressive wine legacy and their Crémant d’Alsace is a delicious blend of chardonnay, pinot gris, pinot blanc, pinot auxerrois and Riesling. This soft, sparkling option quickly conjures up honeysuckle, and juicy green apples. This is the perfect aperitif for your Mother’s Day.
For the mum who doesn’t drink
If you haven’t yet heard of Seedlip, where have you been? Seedlip is the world’s first distilled alcohol-free spirit and can be found in some of the trendiest cocktail joints across the globe (and Waitrose and Sainsbury’s), Seedlip is the perfect solution to the question ‘What do you drink when you’re not drinking?’ With a delightful blend of homegrown hay and hand-picked peas, the depth of flavour offered in this non-alcoholic spirit is seriously impressive!
For the flower lover…
If your mum is more of a flower fan, then you should definitely check out luxury online florist Bloom Magic. This Dublin-based florist is well-known for their spectacular blooms and tasty chocolatey treats. Order her a bouquet that’s super fresh and eco-friendly!