As far as presents go, the best ones are usually from those who know you well and have gone to the trouble to ascertain your favourite style and taste.
With this in mind, Mother’s Day is a fine time to treat mum to her best-loved tipple and enhance a pretty bunch of flowers with a wine’s fragrant bouquet.
Pretty as a picture, Berryleaf Falls Rose, California, USA (£6.99, Sainsbury’s) is a berrylicious rose that’s perfect for a lunchtime tipple.
At 10.5 per cent abv, even busy mums can put their feet up and take a few minutes to enjoy the wild strawberry and raspberry flavours which have a delicious zippy finish to delight the palate.
Yummy mummies who frequent fashionable watering holes will appreciate a bottle of albarino, the trendy dry white wine from Spain.
Such is its rise to the A-list, this modish label is now neatly poised on big-name supermarket shelves and Vina Taboexa Albarino 2011, Rias Baixas, Spain (£9.99, Waitrose) is a good example of this easy-drinking style which boasts honeyed aromatics, a generous amount of peach and melon flavours, good minerality and a nice herbal edge.
To pamper her taste buds with a smooth merlot with excellent organic credentials, try Gilles Louvet Pech Matelles Organic Merlot IGP Pays d’Oc 2011, France (£8.06, www.harperwells.com) from the sunny Languedoc.