Mother’s Day is synonymous with enjoyable outings with your “bestie.” From celebrating at bridal showers to relaxing beach days to giggling through brunch, it is the perfect time to enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest. What makes it even better is enjoying a deliciously refreshing glass of wine to celebrate.
Read on for a few wine recommendations for your “Girl’s Day” activities.
Easy-Breezy Beach Days
Beach days with your mom is one of the best parts of the summer. After a long winter with serious schedules, we all look forward to a relaxing day in the sun. So kick back in your sun lounger with a crisp, tropical fruit-flavored Sauvignon Blanc. We suggest Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2020 for these sun-filled days by the ocean. This New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is thirst-quenching and sophisticated with aromas of white peach, fresh green herbs, but it has an easy open/close screw top perfect for cooler storage. Pair it with your favorite beach day snacks such as cheeses, fruit, and salads.
The Weekend Brunch
Weekend brunch is always a treat. Half the fun is making plans, reserving a table at your favorite restaurant, and choosing the perfect outfit for your late morning gathering. When choosing a wine to pair up with your brunch-time food favorites, we would recommend choosing a bottle of Don Olegario Albariño 2019. It is crisp, clean, yet a bit racy with powerful aromas of white pear and apple with floral undertones. It has good structure, balanced alcohol, and acidity, which will be refreshing on a hot summer day. Don Olegario Albariño is a very versatile wine. It will pairs well with any brunch menu including flavorful omelets, sushi, empanadas, or chicken fingers.
Bridal Shower Bliss
Planning a bridal shower can be a challenge and seemingly always ends up on Mother’s Day weekend or during the month of May. Simplify the event with a reliable wine choice: Pinot Grigio. This wine can easily be enjoyed on its own or paired with many different types of dishes, especially summer salads, fried calamari, oysters, clams, and crab. We would recommend the Bollini Pinot Grigio Trentino 2019 from the Trentino region of Italy. This wine has a fragrant, elegant bouquet with delicate white fruit flavors and a slightly flinty quality on the palate. The texture is crisp and clean, with superb acid balance and a subtle nuttiness on the finish.
Spa Day Experience
Treating yourself and mom to a day at the spa is a favorite Mother’s Day weekend activity. Whether it is massages, facials, or pedicures, it is the ultimate way to wind down after a busy work week and show your appreciation. Spa visits are synonymous with sparkling wine, so we would recommend the Bodega Norton 101 Bubbles, a uniquely refreshing sparkling wine made from Grüner Veltliner grown in the Mendoza region of Argentina. This bright wine shows delicate bubbles and features youthful citrus notes with crisp acidity and white fruit flavors, including peach and pear. It is the perfect pleasant drinking experience throughout your pedicure or hot tub soak.
Fancy Craft Projects
Most mothers and daughters enjoy a good craft project, especially on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Pop onto Pinterest, find that project you have had on your list for a while, and plan to make a day of it. Break out all your supplies from paint, brushes, glue gun, glitter, and don’t forget a great bottle of chilled Chardonnay. We suggest treating yourselves to a bottle of St. Francis Sonoma County Chardonnay 2019, a classic, crisp California Chardonnay that bursts with bright flavors and aromas of fresh-picked pear, juicy Fuji apple, lemon zest, and graham cracker. A creamy mouthfeel greets with a touch of minerality on the long, crisp finish. This Chardonnay pairs nicely with various dishes or just nice to sip on its own.