Moms do it all — they can find your missing keys, spoil the grandchildren, and whip up your favorite home-cooked meal. The annual holiday to celebrate everything she does is weeks away, so why not show her your appreciation with a bottle of wine that perfectly matches her personality.
Light Whites for the Hostess With the Mostess
For the woman who can't miss throwing a great dinner party, get her something crisp and dry. A Sauvignon Blanc provides an excellent addition to chicken or white-fish-centered meals, such as halibut or cod. Due to its herby flavor, Sauvignon Blanc also pairs well with meals that explode with essences of parsley, basil, and cilantro.
Bold Reds for the Woman Who Does It All
For the mom who manages a career and family, gift her a red as strong as her. A Tempranillo or Cabernet Sauvignon exudes robust flavors of black cherry and raspberry along with a tannic mouthfeel. Both wines are grown from dark, thick-skinned grapes and linger on the tongue with an unforgettable taste.
Sparkling Wine for Sun Worshippers
For the mom who can't say no to a day at the beach, or just an afternoon in her backyard. Keep her cool with a crisp Prosecco. A bottle of this bubbly wine is an excellent alternative to the more formal champagne. For a summery treat, try a Rosé Cava, which comes in delightful, pink hues with notes of strawberry and orange.
Dessert Wine for Moms With a Sweet Tooth
If your mom is always looking for a sugar fix, try a Tawny Port. This tasty treat hails from Portugal's Douro Valley and gives off notes of hazelnut. It often combines blends of caramel, plum, and apricot for a fruity finish. To make mom's day even better, pair this port with a dark-chocolate dessert or aged cheese.