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Our Favourite Wines for Mother’s Day under $30

Diana Chan May 8, 2019 Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and wine is a solid gift for any mom who drinks. With the long days and nights, sometimes us moms just need a bottle to unwind at the end of the day or enjoy some with dinner.

Here are a few of our favourite wines to get a mom or mother-figure in your life for under $30.

Reds

Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Merlot

Tinhorn Creek is a vineyard in Oliver, BC and their Oldfield Series Merlot is a stunner. It has notes of plums muddled with dark fruit, star anise and chocolate. A good mouthfeel and would pair well with a steak.

Meiomi Pinot Noir

Hailing from California, Meiomi’s Pinot Noir is a gem. It has a deep dark ruby colour and has aromas of vanilla, oak and berries. As you drink away at it, you can start tasting the sweet oak flavours along with the cranberries and almonds. Pairs wonderfully with food like pork chops or salmon.

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

Just located steps away from Meiomi in Napa Valley is Robert Mondavi vineyard. It has a medium ruby red colour to the Cabernet Sauvignon. There are aromas of cassis, black pepper, cherries, and spicy oak. You will find it is full bodied with a touch of cedar. Pairs well with squab or lamb.

Whites

Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc

Upon first glance, Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc has a pale straw colour and has gooseberry and lemon notes. As you drink away, fruit flavours like apple appear. It is crisp, dry wine that is a light to medium body. Pairs well with seafood.

Gray Monk Gewurztraminer

Gray Monk’s Gewurztraminer is delicious and from BC as well. It is an off-dry wine with subtle notes of lychee and rose petal on the nose with hints of grapefruit. As you sip it, it has a touch sweet on the palate and well balanced. It pairs well with spicy dishes, salads, and roasts like turkey.

Inniskillin Pinot Grigio

The Inniskillin Pinot Grigio has a pale straw colour at first sight. The aroma of it has apple, pineapple and citrus notes. It is a dry, light-medium body with a citrus and nut flavours. It finishes off crisp and clean. Pairs nicely with seafood and salads.

Wild Goose Riesling

Wild Goose Riesling is a great wine with exceptional grapes and fruit from the Okanagan Falls. It is very floral with hints of honey and apple. Pairs well with spicy food like Indian curries.

That’s out top 7 reds and whites available at Canadian liquor stores. What’s your favourite one to get mom?

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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