Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Wine Enthusiast

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Is your mom a full blown Wine Enthusiast or just someone who likes to unwind at the end of the day with a glass of her favorite red or white wine? I’ve got gift suggestions that will fit either type of mom, and of course GIVEAWAYS, just like the rest of the week.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s guide. I’ve save the best, in my opinion, for last! The Mother’s Day gift guide for The Aspiring Chef. There will be LOTS of winners on this one, so you definitely won’t want to miss out!

In What to Drink with What you Eat authors Dornenburg and Page demystify the challenge of food and beverage pairing. Believing that the best matches create peak experiences, the authors consult with the world’s most discriminating palates, who see food and drink as inseparable. This comprehensive collection provides guidelines for pairings, not only by specific food, but by food type, time of day, characteristics, season and personal mood. From fast food to ethnic cuisine, they focus primarily on wine, but also include matches for a variety of other beverages, including tea, water, coffee, beer and spirits, and offer the pairings in reverse—what to serve if you’ve already selected your beverage.

Let your mom enjoy Mother’s Day beyond May 9th. At California Wine Club you can gift mom a two month subscription for handcrafted, award-winning wine, Uncorked magazine, and bonus gifts. The perfect gift for your Wine Enthusiast mom!

Corkologie offers a line of eco-friendly 100% cork products, including a modular wine rack system. The unique quality of the line and the fact that they involve candles and wine would be a nice gift for moms who need more R&R in their busy lifestyles! (What mom doesn’t?)

What’s a more perfect gift for a wine-loving Mother than a limited edition set of beautiful wine glasses from Riedel Crystal? The Missouri Wine & Grape Board and Riedel Crystal have partnered together to create a wine glass tailor-made for the Norton grape, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Missouri Wine & Grape Board in support of further research for Norton. They are specially designed to enhance the floral notes, high tannin levels and full-bodied fruit flavors of Norton wine. For the red wine-loving Mother, these glasses can complete her collection.

Soirée is a beautiful hand made glass pouring device that infuses oxygen into wine and decants the wine, as it is being poured. Infusing oxygen into wine softens the wine, opens up the flavors and aromas, and allows the user to enjoy their wine more completely. Soirée is easy to use, and helps commemorate a special occasion, such as Mother’s day, or just heighten the enjoyment of a glass wine for any reason, or for no reason at all!

Crackers are the perfect pairing to go with wine and cheese. At Mary’s Gone Crackers they are made without gluten, wheat, diary or eggs and are certified organic and kosher. Just enough crunch to go with a soft slice of cheese and wash down with a glass of wine.

Stop by Regional Best for a great selection of artisan cheeses to pair with Mom’s glass of wine. Cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine. The ladies behind Regional Best have a passion for great food, and are committed to supporting local farmers, ranchers, fishermen and small companies across America. And, they are moms who care about serving their families good, wholesome foods. Marsha lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband and children. Originally a farm girl from West Texas, she grew up on her own family’s bounty of meats, fruits and vegetables. Caragh lives in the Boston area with her husband and children, a lifelong New Englander, who at an early age, was exploring local farms and picking wild Maine blueberries.

FOXY Charms are an awesome gift for the mom who loves art and wine, likes to entertain, and seems to have everything already. They are a great way to dress up your wine glass and have fun while entertaining! These little fused glass charms come in an array of colors and designs, and each boxed set of 6 charms is unique.

KELLY & JONES fine fragrances recently launched a new collection of fragrances inspired by the world of wine. The new perfumes celebrate the notes of various varietals with aromas like melon, toasted oak, black pepper and leather. They perfectly capture the aromas of the wine wheel, while at the same time being incredibly wearable and sensual on the skin. My favorite scent is the Riesling: white peach, anjou pear, bergamot, and cypress.

At the touch of a button, the Oster Wine Opener easily opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge. The stylish and ergonomically designed soft-grip handle will fits into the palm of your hand with a firm grip. It also includes a foil cutter to remove wine seals, thermal stainless-steel wine chiller that keeps wine cold for hours, and a recharging base for convenience.
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide Index

The Baker (Winners posted here)
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The Health Conscious Mom (ending 11:59 PST 4/23)
The Sweet Tooth Mom (ending 11:59 PST 4/23)
The Eco Mom (ending 11:59 PST 4/25)
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