Mother’s Day – Not Just Rosés
Do we write a Mother’s Day post every year?
No, only the important years. And this year happens to be an important one! Why, you might ask?
Because of the way the holidays stacked up, from Easter to Cinco De Mayo, and the fact that they cancelled spring this year, we’re pretty sure everyone needs a restful, seriously excellent weekend.
Without further ado, we’ve got Mother’s Day ideas for the mom who likes her pink wine, to the mom who likes her margarita with triple sec and extra salt.
2018 Wines for Mom
Other than for you to move out of her basement, what does your mom really want?
Rosés are still it, guys.
Things to know:
Do they like:
– dry or sweet (white or pink) wine?
– Domestic or Imported (California or French / Spanish / Italian?)
Hint: Raid her cabinet (or her Pinterest board) to see what she’s been into.
These are the wines Cranberry Liquors is betting our beer money on this year.
New Rosé 2018
The Mirabeau – (not to be confused with the Miraval rosé), this award winning rosé from rosé land (Provence, France,) this is a well priced, award winning wine. You can read more here (or just read the blog and come visit us at Cranberry Liquors.)
AIX – a french wine also from AIX/ Aix en Provence. Another award winner from that dominion/region in France that seems to churn out the best pink wine there is.
Read about the AIX here – I’m looking forward to this wine in particular.
Both the AIX and the Mirabeau retail at $17.99.
Apothic Rosé: $11.99
“Apothic Rosé 2017 features vibrant flavors of strawberry with a hint of raspberry.With a great balance between sweet and sour notes, this wine fully delivers on the profile of Provençal-style Rosés. With a refreshing yet creamy finish, this wine is light in style but dark in nature.”
Dark Horse: $9.99
Tasting notes on this popular wine
“Cinsaut – Grenache – Syrah is a blend of grape varieties commonly grown and blended in southern France. This classic combination is used most commonly to make Provence‘s famous rosé wines, which display crisp, aromatic flavors of berryfruit and spice. The blend is also used to make some red wines, particularly in the appellations of the southern Rhone Valley and in the Languedoc-Roussillon area.”
Do a little shopping, buy something for mom too…
Not bad for Mom’s big day…
And if your mom will go for a beer or a glass of pink stuff, can we highly recommend the Angry Orchard Rose? Honestly, when this cider came out I was pretty confident it wouldn’t sell (thankfully, I don’t do the ordering.)
I was wrong! Angry Orchard made pink sparkly, light and inspired by “Amour Rouge” apples and that pink thing everyone is doing. At $9.50 a six pack, (plus bottle deposit) you’ve got six chances to make mom very, very happy.
For Moms Who Like Beer
We don’t play into stereotypes so we’ll just say this: Moms love beer. All kinds.
A personal favorite (over 5 years and still going strong!) is the Lambic Framboise Raspberry Beer. I remember the first time I had it the man who suggested it (Hi Adam!) said
“It’s just raspberry and hops. That’s it!” And it’s wicked, wicked good.
The other beer that’s great for warmer spring days is the Schofferhofer grapefruit beer. My favorite anecdote about this beer is the time the two 7 foot tall German guys came in speaking as much English as I do Spanish, telling me “this beer is most popular in Germany.” They walked out with the two and a half cases we had in stock.
Grapefruit-y, light effervescent beer that isn’t played out like Corona? Yes please.
Plus, just like the mixed case discounts we offer, mix-a-six pack of craft singles and continue to save ten percent!
Ideas for Mom who Shops
Make an afternoon of it with your dear little mama.
Buying a C.Liquors gift card makes for three excellent solutions:
– The mom who is seemingly indifferent to “stuff” (hint: if she shops at X-mas Tree Shop, this is not your mom.)
– The mom who prefers “the experience” to the “stuff” (a la’ those commercials for a Groupon app.)
– The mom who is never happy with what you get her
– The mom you have nothing to do with.
Plus, get her a gift card and she can buy her extra super fancy liqueur and neither of you has to feel guilty! You can put $25 toward her 100 year cognac /Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire (it happens all the time.)
Mom doesn’t drink
Hmm, wish I could help you but… kidding! Come by Cranberry Liquors, give us the scoop, and we’ll have a great suggestion for you. There are plenty of people in Harwich Port who know exactly what your mom wants (they probably know your mom if you’re from here too…)
Note: C.Liquors offers gift bags and other items to make it look like you put all the effort into making their present presentable!