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Mother’s Day Wine Ideas!

March 15, 2012

It’s soon time to celebrate that special woman in all our lives. Treat your mum this Mother’s Day to a glass of wine from our exceptional range, whether you’re cooking her a special dinner or cuddling up at home while watching your favourite family films.

With spring just around the corner though there’s more than mums to celebrate. As we say goodbye to cold winter nights and watch the mercury rise over the next few months, why not sample a range of lighter wines and whites for the new season? Enjoy your first picnic of the year with a glass of Pinot Grigio or try a Cabernet Merlot as you tuck into a succulent lamb roast.

Tasting Notes and Serving Suggestions:

Whites

Hardys Nottage Hill Chardonnay

Enjoy a glass of Hardys Nottage Hill Chardonnay with your mother on this special day. Its toasty oak base adds to a host of citrus characters giving a great flavour and lingering finish. A delicious pairing to salads and light lunches.

Widely available. RRP £7.99

Da Luca Pinot Grigio

This dry, elegant wine has soft, ripe tropical notes to leaving you excited for the new season. Sip this wine whilst enjoying an evening of chatter with friends.

Available from Waitrose. RRP £6.99

Sparkling

Hardys Crest Sparkling Rosé 75cl

Savour the bubbling flavours of Hardys Crest Chardonnay Sparkling Rose as you toast this Mother’s Day. With tropical fruit flavours and a crisp tangy finish, this wine is best shared with friends and family and is always a fabulous choice for a celebration.

Available from Tesco RRP £13.99

Banrock Sparkling Shiraz Rose

The perfect gift for Mother’s Day, this sparkling rosé works perfectly as a standalone aperitif before a meal, or as an interesting dessert choice. Best served with a light, red fruit desert such as pavlova or fruit tart.

Available from Waitrose. RRP £8.99
Lighter Options

This crisp blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc has fresh melon, succulent pear and zingy apricot aromas. At only 5.5 per cent alcohol it is the perfect accompaniment to spring picnics and tasty fruit salads. This light wine contains only one unit and 56 calories to the 125ml glass yet does not compromise on taste.

Banrock Station Light Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc   

Available from Tesco. RRP £5.45

Banrock Station Pink Moscato 

Banrock Station Pink Moscato displays fresh, aromatic notes of citrus and melon with a touch of sherbet and musk. Serve chilled with red velvet cupcakes, baked especially for your mum.

Available from Tesco. RRP £5.45
Reds

Stowells Cabernet Merlot 

This medium bodied wine has fruit forest flavours of black cherry and blackcurrant with a hint of mint that pairs excellently with a spring lamb roast dinner.

Available from independent outlets. RRP £5.49

Stowells Tempranillo 

With Easter just around the corner a glass of Stowells Tempranillo is the perfect accompaniment to chocolate treats. Whether it’s a milk chocolate egg or selection box, this full bodied wine is bursting with morello cherry flavours, perfect for a sweet tooth.

Available from Asda and convenience outlets. RRP £5.49

Hardys Nottage Hill Cabernet Shiraz 

This Cabernet Shiraz works perfectly with lamb casseroles or chops. Why not serve with orzo pasta and roasted vegetables?

Available from Independent outlets. RRP £7.99.

An alternative…

Ginger Joe

This thirst-quenching, alcoholic ginger beer is both a light and refreshing choice on a spring evening. With subtle, yet spicy, ginger notes this tangy tipple complements fiery curries but is best served straight-up over mountains of ice – sip or swallow.

Available from Tesco Superstores and Extras plus Ocado.com

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