Craft queen, chef, nurse, best listener ever; the role requires wearing (a lot of) different hats and juggling with ever evolving needs. Your mom is a busy gal and sacrificed a few z’s, but does she complain? Ok maybe a little, but you can count on her no matter what life throws at you.

Today is her day. Bust out your chef skills and let her sit and watch as you cook, with a glass of wine in hand. After all, good food and drinks are the perfect treat, but it is time spent with you she’ll cherish most. Here are six wines and sea-inspired dishes to raise a glass to Mother’s Day.  

Santa Margherita

Enriched by the proximity to its German neighbor, Trentin-Haut-Adige is also the birthplace of the best Italian Pinot Noirs. Delicate and light, this one offers floral and fruity notes, with marked pear accents. Made of 100% Pinot Grigio and totally crow-pleasing.

Pairing: Pinot Grigio is always a winning choice as an aperitif, especially with a grilled shrimp, mango and avocado salad.

Miguel Torres Celeste
Verdejo Rueda

From the famous Céleste collection from the renowned Miguel Torres house. Mainly composed of Verdejo, with a touch of Sauvignon Blanc for added complexity. A fruity and lively white presenting aromas of lemongrass, coriander, spices and honeydew.

Pairing: delicious with seafood brochettes or a salmon tartare.

Raymond Vineyards
Chardonnay Californie

This Californian chardonnay offers a lovely honeyed and pear bouquet. The mouth echoes this profile combined with flavours of fig in a creamy mouth and a well-felt acidity which balances the whole. 

Pairing: a springtime delight with Salmon and vegetables "en papillote".

Gérard Bertrand
Côte des Roses

Following the success of his famous rosé, Gérard Bertrand brings his floral bottle to life once more with a lovely white. Light and crisp, it presents aromas of white flowers and citrus and just begs for seafood.  

Pairing: she will certainly enjoy it with gourmet lobster toasts signed by chef Maxime Lizotte.

Nicolas Grosbois
La Cuisine de ma Mère
En vacances à Gaillac 

After losing 80% of his 2016 harvest in the Loire, Nicolas Grosbois chose to bring his «Cuisine de ma mère», a wine from Chinon, on vacation in South-West France. He calls it his «glou-glou» wine, an easy-drinking cuvée made from Duras, Braucol, Merlot and Syrah in the Gaillac region. Proof that even wine can benefit from a little vacay! 

Pairing: make mom feel like she's on a trip by preparing a grilled sea bass with tomato tapenade, inspired by the Mediterranean.

Rodney Strong

A portion of the Chardonnay (60%) is aged in French oak barrels to give a creamy touch to the mouth, and notes of spices and vanilla. The balance is fermented in stainless steel vats to enhance the fresh character of tropical fruits and citrus fruits. A white with a beautiful roundness, balanced by a pleasant acidity. 

Pairing: opt for a lobster mac-and-cheese, both simple and sophisticated, just like mom.

Happy Mother’s Day! 

In partnership with Dandurand / Santa Margherita, Familia Torres, Raymond Vineyards, Rodney Strong Vineyards, La Céleste Vins et Spiritueux.