May 06 2010

Wines so good, your momma will slap you.

Time to start shopping for that awesome weekend bottle of vino, folks: Betty White is going to be on SNL! Oh, no, wait… It’s Mother’s Day! Eh. Tomato, to-mah-to, right? The effervescent Ms. White is like America’s favorite grandma anyway, so why not toast to her too?

Whether you are laughing along to Betty’s cutesy, foxy/folksy comedy stylings on SNL or taking your momma out to a pleasant brunch, these bottles have “I lurve you, mommy” written all over them.

NV Pommery Pop Pink Brut Rose, Champagne, France [$46.99] ON SALE! $23.50

Don’t let the incredibly pink bottle fool you: this Champagne is not a sweet fruit bomb but a delish salmon-colored bubbly with notes of young berry fruit and citrus. Have fun looking over baby photos or enjoy a long, leisurely brunch with Mom while luxuriating in Pop Pink’s soft bubbles.

2008 Domaine Montirius, Cotes du Rhone, France [$19.99]

Like Betty White, this Rhone blend has a spicy kick to it. Whether its the bouquet of violets and berries or the lush jamminess on the mouth, the Dom. Montirius is a gorgeous (and affordable) wine to pair with the incredible dinner you have planned for Mother’s Day. You did plan dinner, right? Thought so.

2007 Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale, Barossa, Australia [$19.99]

Your Mom was the bread winner, your friend, the Judge and Executioner of your childhood home. She. Likes. Big. Wines. This Jester is no fool: Made with 20% air-dried grapes (producing an interesting Amarone note), it packs a nose of black currant, espresso and coffee. A full-bodied palate is structured and balanced, leaving you feel as if Mom just spanked your mouth. She may actually have: this wine is that good.

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