Treat Mom to a special bottle of wine this Mother’s Day


VANCOUVER – Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the special woman who loves her children through thick and thin, picks them up when they’re down and spoils them to no end. Every mother is different and unique, so BC Liquor Stores offers up these suggestions for some great Mother’s Day gift ideas for every type of mom—whether she appreciates great food, fabulous movies or a smashing deal.


The Locavore
For moms who value everything local—from clothing to produce—why not try a world-class British Columbian wine? These include CedarCreek Pinot Gris ($17.99, 561175), Fern Walk Riesling ($15.99, 586560), and Longhand Cabernet Merlot ($16.99, 42093).


The Foodie
A mother who loves good food will definitely love a good glass of organic wine. Why not treat her to something special with Anna Spinato Rose Organic, which has gentle suggestions of crushed rose petals, raspberries and berry compote ($14.99, 623306). Also try Spring Seed Organic Four O’Clock Chardonnay ($19.99, 890608), or Crozes Hermitage Chapoutier Meysonniers Organic ($26.49, 131078).


The Fashionista
A stylish mum needs the most stylish of all wines—Bottega Gold Prosecco, a brilliant bubbly that is dry and refined with aromas and flavours of white flower and pear ($27.49, 663187).


The Film Buff
For a mother who loves everything about the silver screen, Francis Ford Coppola’s Diamond Collection Black Label Claret Cabernet Sauvignon is a must. It’s a complex flush of black and red berry fruit layered with coffee, cocoa, dried plum, licorice, black pepper and violet ($29.99, 521021). Gossip-hounds will also love the Provence Rose – Jolie Pitt & Perrin Miraval ($28.99, 488049), aptly named for the famous power couple.


The Vegetarian
Believe it or not, vegetarian wines do exist! Wine can be clarified and stabilized with animal products such as egg whites, milk protein or gelatin, so it’s important to research these wines if mom is concerned about food made without animal products. Try Dr. L Riesling, which teems with off-dry flavours of candied wine, wet slate and apple ($15.99, 599274), or Coyam Emiliana Organic, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carménère, and Petite Verdot ($27.99, 845321).


The Fitness Buff
If mom is always watching her waistline, why not try champagne? A four-ounce glass only has about 90 calories, and who can resist the glamour of a glass of bubbly? Try G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut, which unfurls with classic green apple and lemon flavours edged with nut and brioche ($58.99, 308056). A more affordable suggestion is the Cavicchioli Spumante, which features an intense and characteristic bouquet of white flowers with notes of rose and peach (limited time offer $12.99, 502468).


The Bargain Hunter
Everyone loves a good deal, especially when it doesn’t sacrifice quality for price. This mom will definitely appreciate some choice wines in her price range, including Bush Vines Pinotage Shiraz ($8.99, 386649), Puerto Negro Sauvignon Blanc ($8.99, 381517) and Sangiovese Rubicone Fresco ($9.99, 85233).


The Joker
If mom loves a great joke or just prefers to live life on the lighter side, surprise her with Mitolo Jester McLaren Vale Shiraz, which features bright flavours of red berries, subtle herbal notes and an overall savoury quality to the finish ($24.99, 86124).


The Independent
Does mom hate it when her kids do the spoiling? Why not give her a BC Liquor Stores gift card and let her spoil herself? Available in all denominations at BC Liquor Stores.


Visit for more gift-giving ideas and to check availability of these products at a local store. Knowledgeable employees are also available in-store to help if one of these wine suggestions doesn’t match mom to a T!


* Prices subject to change


Viola Kaminski
BC Liquor Distribution Branch Communications
604 252-3029