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From Mimosas to Martinis: Mom-approved Drinks for her special Brunch

From Mimosas to Martinis: Mom-approved Drinks for her special Brunch

by the 5VINES Team

Spring has arrived…..mostly, and along with it, the joyous occasion of Mother’s Day!

It’s time to show appreciation for the incredible women in our lives, whether it’s your mom, grandma, stepmom, a mother figure, or the mother of your children. Let’s make this celebration unforgettable, with the carefully curated suggestions from our staff.

Sure, you could bring prosecco to brunch, but if you’re looking for a unique choice, options abound for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Moms’ have distinct personalities, so why not arrive with something that reflects her individuality?

Mother’s Day Means Sparkling Rose – Raventos i Blanc, De Nit Rose Brut

This elegant pink sparkler comes from Catalonia’s Raventos i Blanc, which has been making wine since 1497. It blends three white grapes: Xarel-lo, Maccabeo, and Parellada, with Monastrell giving it its characteristic coloration. An excellent combination of red berries, coastal salinity, and acidity, this Brut has the power to convert Champagne die-hards after a single glass.

Price: $43.10 + gst/dep (click on image to purchase)


A Sancerre Salute: Chateau Langlois

A 37-acre vineyard produces this single-vineyard Sancerre. It is a flinty 100% Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruits and gravel scents. It is medium-bodied and tastes of granny smith apple, peaches, and a tiny pinch of sea salt.

Pair this with an herbaceous omelette, goat cheese, garden-fresh vegetables, roast chicken, or grilled salmon. 

Price: $42.30 + gst/dep (click on image to purchase)

Sustainably Farmed

Frey Pinot Noir: Unveiling the Perfect Pick for the Wine-Savvy Mom

Germany is the third-largest producer of Pinot Noir after France and the USA. Weingut Frey has been making wine since the 18th century and received organic certification in 2013.

This Spätburgunder (late burgundy, referring to both ripening and burgundy) is a medium-bodied pinot noir with soft, silky tannins, black cherries, earthiness, and a spicy finish—not to mention incredible food-pairing flexibility!

Price: $32.40 + gst/dep (click on image to purchase)


Wild Life Rundle Gin: A Mountain Escape in a Bottle

If you can’t escape to the mountains for Mother’s Day, this gin is the next best thing! A collaboration between the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Canmore’s Wild Life Distillery, the Rundle Gin is named after the legendary Rundle Bar, the heart of Banff Springs.

Featuring butterfly pea flower as its star botanical, this gin will turn a vivid purple with the addition of the tonic and citrus of your choice! Floral-forward, the Rundle won Judge’s Selection at the 2020 Alberta Beverage Awards. Click here and check out the recipe for the Wildflower, the Banff Spring’s signature cocktail with Rundle Gin.

 Price: $58.40 + gst/dep (click on image to purchase)

Locally Produced

Scarabus 10-year-old Isaly: A Toast to the Toughest Woman You Know

Who says Mom’s don’t drink Whisky? Queen Elizabeth II did!

They’ve endured your birth, childhood, teens, and adulthood… making you the healthy, successful grown-up you are. You’re so successful that you’re buying the Scarabus 10-Year-Old Islay to show appreciation.

Scarabus translates as “Rocky Place” in Old Norse, and while those are behind you and Mom, you can feel comfortable that your relationship is now as smooth as this whisky. Wonderfully and delicately peated on the nose, Scarabus smells like a fine smoked tea with a lemon wedge, served with a salted brioche bun on the side.

Aged in a combination of bourbon and virgin oak casks, the reward is vanilla, treacle, a small breath of smoke and freshly ground black pepper upon sipping. The finish is sweet, savoury, smoky, and something Mom will never forget. Because, as we know, she never does.

Price: $89.90 + gst/dep (click on image to purchase)

Beyond Brunch: Make Mom Feel Special Every Day

Mother’s Day honours your mother’s love, care, and advice. We hope we helped you choose a thoughtful gift that shows how much she means to you and that you cherish her on Mother’s Day and every day. We raise a toast to the women in your life!

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