April 24, 2021 by Vicki Denig
What Your Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day
Certain things in life just don’t get easier, and gift giving is most definitely one of them. Even those with limitless budgets still scramble until the very last minute to find that perfect present – only to find themselves gifting something generic yet again.
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but your Mom really doesn’t need another scarf. Though worry not! This Mother’s Day, we’re making sure that you don’t find yourself in the same rut as always. In other words, rest assured – we’ve got the perfect addition to your gorgeous flower delivery (because flowers are always a good idea).
This year, we curated a special 2-Bottle Gift Set with all of the moms in mind. What makes it different from our other gifts, you may ask? Simply put, it’s festive, it’s seasonal, and one of the bottles is loaded with festive bubbles. Who doesn’t enjoy having a few solid, go-to bottles of wine on hand? We can basically guarantee that this may just be the most useful (and appreciated) gift your Mom has ever received.
Our curated wine gift set features two of our favorite picks for spring. First up, we’re featuring Storm Grenache Rosé, produced in the heart of California’s sunny Santa Barbara County. Fruit for this wine comes sourced from the Vogelzang Vineyard in Happy Canyon and Watch Hill Vineyard in the Los Alamos Valley. Here, Medtirranean climate conditions beautifully collide with salty sea air off the Pacific, which create an undeniable zest and balance in the fruit. Expect flavors of watermelon, rose petals, and white flowers on the palate, woven together by boatloads of mouthwatering acidity. Only 150 cases of this wine were produced in total, so we’re pretty lucky to have snagged the small amount that we did.
Our second wine, a vintage bottling of bubbles from Argentina’s Uco Valley, comes from soaring altitudes in Mendoza. Fruit for this Blanc de Blancs (that’s 100% Chardonnay) is cultivated in limestone-rich soils and is then vinified using the méthode champenoise, meaning that it is produced via the exact same method used in Champagne. When we first tasted this wine, we were floored. The wine hits way above its price point and is loaded with tangy acidity, fine bubbles, and flavors of orchard fruit, citrus, baked brioche, and a hint of creaminess on the finish. If your Mom loves Champagne, gifting her this off-the-beaten-path bottle is certain to satisfy. At the end of the day, who doesn’t love discovering tasty new wines? This bottle is basically the gift that keeps on giving.
Should you find yourself lucky enough to have the wines popped in your presence, we’d definitely recommend having some food on the table (Mother’s Day brunch, anyone?) Luckily, both of these wines are extremely versatile on the table, due to their high levels of acidity, absence of tannins, and overall fruit-forwardness. We recommend enjoying the rosé with sushi, fresh salads, spicy dishes, lobster rolls, and other seafood favorites. The bubbles are essentially dealer’s choice. From fried appetizers to heartier grilled meats straight on through to dessert, this wine will basically carry you through your entire meal, no matter what’s on the menu. One of the many reasons to normalize popping bubbles on the regular, not just for special occasions!
That being said, of course Mother’s Day is a special occasion. Is there any woman more important in your life? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell your significant other.) Place your flower delivery, grab this 2-bottle gift set, and leave the rest to us.
From the Argaux family to yours, we wish you, your family, and all of the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!