Mother’s Day wines

My mum’s all-time favourite wine is Château Musar from Lebanon, which she’d never dream of buying for herself. Waitrose has the 2012 for £32.99: an iconic treat to pour and share. Other mums might prefer fizz or even a zingy white, and I’m sure my friend Fay Ripley won’t mind me sharing that rosé is her favourite. So I’m recommending a range of styles to wow Britain’s magnificent mums next weekend.

Taste the Difference, Côtes du Ventoux 2019 (14.5%), £10, Sainsbury’s. A gorgeous hunk, bold with black pepper spice and lavender fragrance. Butch and brilliant.

Agiorghitiko 2018 (13.5%), £10.99, Aldi. Vivid as a cherry comet, alive with vibrancy and silky splendour. Grab this Greek for Mum.

Paul Mas Vermentino 2020 (13%), £11, Oddbins. Bright fruit, gently floral, a pear and a lemon elope to the seaside with a petal for a sail.

Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (13.5%), £11.49, Waitrose. Outrageously tropical passionfruit. A reminder of the sheer joy of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 20th March 2022 – Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.

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