Mother Day Presents You Can Enjoy With Her
Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day 2020 occurs on Sunday, May 10. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards, and other gifts.
Although flowers and cards are nice, we feel like that after your sweet mama reads her card and smells her flowers, what else is she really to do with the gift? We’re not saying ditch the flowers and cards altogether, but c’mon have some fun with your mama! As a result, we’ve curated a luxurious yet economical list of wines and spirits that are sure to not only impress your birther, but let you both have fun together.
Luc Belaire Collection – 19.99
The Luc Belaire Collection consists of the Luc Belaire Gold, Luc Belaire Luxe Rose, Luc Belaire Rose, and the Lux Belaire Rare Luxe. Luc Belaire’s Maison was established in 1898. Today, sixth-generation winemakers oversee production of each bottle of Luc Belaire, ensuring that the perfect balance is realized in each bottling, and creating the elegant, refreshing blend characteristic of our house. Each expression in their range exemplifies the best of French wine tradition: the Rare Rosé and Luxe Rosé, from the heart of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, are native to the most famous rosé winemaking region in the world. The Luxe and Gold cuvées are made in Burgundy, one of the world’s most celebrated and historic wine terroirs. The Belaire range combines grapes of rare quality with the craftsmanship that can only be found at a family-operated winery like ours, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience in every bottle. The Luc
Belaire Rose is a unique sparkling Rosé from Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur - a region in the south of France known for producing the world’s finest Rosé wines. Belaire Rosé is crafted by 5th and 6th generation winemakers at a Maison established in 1898.
The Luc Belaire Gold is produced in Burgundy, France from handpicked Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes — this drink is stunning inside and out. Balanced and elegant, this classic cuvée is made with an organic sugarcane dosage, a historic touch dating back to the wines of the 1920s French Années folles, which adds a lovely length and structure to the wine.
The Luc Belaire Rare Luxe is produced in Burgundy, France from 100% Chardonnay grapes. This fine beverage is blended with a special dosage of Chardonnay from Chablis and aged for six months in Burgundy oak casks. The bottle is a luxurious white and gold bottle, making for a perfect mother’s day gift.
Finally, the Luc Belaire Luxe Rose epitomizes the qualities that have made the wines in Luc Belaire’s range so popular: classic taste, superb drinkability, and striking, stylish packaging. Luxe Rosé is an extraordinary wine from grape to glass, tailor-made to please crowds (and mothers), anytime of year.
Louis Roederer’s most famous wine was created in 1876 to satisfy the demanding tastes of Tsar Alexander II, himself. The emperor asked Louis Roederer to reserve the House’s best cuvée for him every year. He was particularly fond of the House’s wine. To distinguish this cuvée, this exceptional champagne came in a flat-bottomed, transparent lead-crystal bottle. The new brand was named after this precious material, which is particularly transparent and luminous. Produced uniquely during the best years, when the Chardonnay (around 40%) and Pinot noir (around 60%) grapes have attained perfect maturity, Cristal is aged for 6 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for a further 8 months after dégorgement. Cristal is a remarkably balanced and refined champagne whose length is inimitable. It has a silky texture and fruity aromas, complemented by a powerful mineral quality with white fruit and citrus notes. Cristal is a wine that keeps well: it can be conserved for over twenty years without losing its freshness and character. So if it’s good enough for the Tsar, we’re sure you’re mom will love it.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame – 129.99
Known in her lifetime as "the Grande Dame of Champagne", Madame Clicquot was a woman ahead of her time. When her husband died in 1805, she took over the reins at just 27 years of age, at a time when women had no place in the world of business. She was a demanding creator, tirelessly searching for only one quality, the finest. Her tenacity and instinct led her to free herself from her charted destiny. A free and ambitious woman, she dared to say, "I wish my brand to rank first in New York like in Saint Petersburg". Today, her signature is recognized the world over as the seal of Veuve Clicquot.
To the eye, La Grande Dame 2008 presents a color with bright, golden glints.The initial nose reveals a strong, aerial and delicate attack. Once opened, the wine has notes of dried fruits (almonds, figs, apricots), ripe white fruits (pears) and finishes on subtle toasted notes of hazelnut and praline. These pastry notes create a perfect balance with the freshness and clarity of the blend. The attack in the mouth is strong and clean. La Grande Dame 2008 has a silky texture on young fruits, supported by citrus and notes of red fruits (cherry). The Pinot Noir is extraordinarily distinguished by its freshness, minerality, and power. La Grande Dame 2008 is a perfect balance of complexity, structure, and power. These characteristics unite to create an elegant balance of freshness and structure, highlighted by a perfect dosage (6 g/l) that resonates with the potential of this vintage.
Madame Clicquot, a mother, would’ve wanted all mothers, including yours, to enjoy the flagship pinot noir she willed into the spotlight of the world.
The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14-year-old single malt whiskey has been matured in traditional oak whiskey casks for 14 years, and then ‘finished’ in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. To create the ideal finish, Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE filled American oak casks with his own blend of select West Indian rums. When he judged the casks to be ready, the rum was replaced with the 14-year-old spirit and the wood was put to work adding the final touches. The result is an exceptional single malt whiskey with the traditional smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie married with notes of toffee and a hint of fruit, with a warm, lingering finish. Although you can’t take your mom to the Caribbean this year, you can bring the Caribbean to her with this incredible single malt whiskey.
Martell Cordon Bleu – 129.99
Martell Cordon Bleu was created in 1912 by Edouard Martell, the great-grandson of the founder. Named after the blue ribbon which is an international emblem of excellence, it was destined to be one of a kind: a new quality of cognac to delight even the most demanding connoisseurs. Its distinctive taste, characterized by a predominance of Eaux-de-vie from the Borderies, and its timeless bottle design have made it a classic – an icon in the world of cognac and beyond.
The Martel Cordon Bleu is filled with aromas of orchard fruits (crystallized plums and apples), roasted notes (mocha coffee, toasted almonds, vetiver), and rich spice (cinnamon, orange tree flower, honey, and beeswax). The palate has a well-rounded mellowness and a sustained finish of fruit and spice notes. The preponderance of Borderies Eaux-de-vie gives Martell Cordon Bleu an elegant, mellow, and complex character. Ideal for special occasions. Best enjoyed neat or with a splash of water. If you mother is classy, which we’re sure (and hope) she is, you’ll have no problem impressing her this Mother’s day.
Cincoro Anejo Tequila – 79.99
You know what we love about Mother’s Day? That’s it’s so close to Cinco De Mayoyou’re your mom’s still in the festive mood, the Cincoro Anejo is sure to make you the favorite child this year.
Cincoro Anejo gains its remarkable aromas and taste from a very unique aging regimen. Its barrels are imported from Kentucky, and were first used to age Bourbon. By aging Cincoro Blanco in these barrels, the beverage highlights the smoothness of the Blanco, complimented by wood notes from aging 24-28 months in an underground cellar, considerably longer than the minimum 1 year required for Anejo. Subtle notes of toasted oak and maple on the nose, followed by sweet cooked agave, light butterscotch and baking spices on the palate with remarkably long, elegant finish that have lingering notes of dark chocolate.
Happy Mother's Day!