Mother’s Day might be different this year—because of social distancing, you may not be able to be with or visit your mom, but that doesn’t mean celebrations have to end. Fire up the FaceTime or Zoom, order two bottles of wine (one for you, and one for mom, naturally), and say cheers to the most important woman in your life. (Or if you’re a mom, go ahead and give yourself something nice to sip.) Here, a guide to some of the best wines to make your mom feel extra special this year.
There’s nothing like sparkling to denote a celebration. Have your momma sipping on one of these (and treat yourself):
This easy-to-drink prosecco is a winner, but even more so when used as the base for an exceptional mimosa for Mother’s Day brunch.
If you haven’t been introduced to Franciacorta yet, now’s the time. This region of Italy is known for its sparkling wine that’s made in the same Champagne method and is utterly delicious. Share something special with mom with this.
You can’t go wrong with a glass of Chandon. From brut and sweet sparkling to rosé and even sparkling red, there’s something your mom (and you) will enjoy. Plus, Chandon has even put together Virtual Tasting Sets with the wines they pour together at their winery, so you can have fun tasting at home.
Have her taste the stars. This bubbly is an experience, and one you can enjoy with momma on this special day. (Pssst…try the 2008 vintage, with notes of white flowers, citrus, and stone fruit.)
There’s something perfectly paired when it comes to rosé and Mother’s Day. One of these will surely be a winner with her (and you).
With this wine, you get two standouts: First, the flavor, which has delicate flavors of strawberry, rose petals, and herbs. Secondly, the glass bottle and its flower motif, that can easily be turned into a vase after the drinking is done.
Whisk her away to Saint-Tropez with any of the rosés from Château Minuty, made in the Provence region with the characteristic pale color and fresh, crisp taste.
Wine in a can has come so far—this limited-edition wine from 14 Hands in Washington is light, fruity, and fun; not to mention well-proportioned.
Talk about a standout. This beautifully created wine (housed in an equally beautiful bottle) is full of red fruits (red currants and raspberries) and hints of honey and caramel.
Whether you or your mom just prefer white or you want something to cheers to the warmer weather, these are some great picks that will hold up on their own or alongside a meal.
The chardonnay from this top-rated Napa winery is an A+ pick for any celebration (or any night, really).
The New Zealand-based Cloudy Bay is known for the wine that defined the area—sauvignon blanc. It’s zippy, crisp, and fresh with citrus notes that’ll brighten the day.
This white wine features tropical pineapple, passion fruit, and juicy mango flavors, which develop into a crisp, vibrant finish. Bonus: The wine itself pays tribute to the Trinchero matriarch, Mary.
Got a red wine lover on your hands? These picks are the perfect beginning (and end) to a celebration.
The Pinot Noir from this Northern California Anderson Valley winery (started by Jean-Claude Rouzaud, patriarch of the Louis Roederer family) are truly outstanding. Get your mom a bottle of this that’ll go great with anything, but particularly a good charcuterie plate or something from the grill.
An iconic wine through and through, Riserva Ducale Oro is a wine fit for royalty—literally. In 1890 Ruffino was appointed the official wine supplier to the Duke of Aosta and the Royal Court. In1927 Ruffino named an aged Chianti after the duke, calling it “Riserva Ducale” (“Reserved for the Duke”), as it was first labeled in their cellars the previous century to be sure no one took the Duke’s reserved stock. Twenty years later, in 1947, Ruffino introduced a more exclusive version: Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico; now it’s a Gran Selezione.