In honor of Mother’s Day tonight from 5-7pm in the Manhattan wine store and on Saturday May 9 from 5-7pm in the Brooklyn wine store, we will be celebrating by tasting three wines (a white, a red and a rose) all made by moms! Remember to bring your same-day receipt for over $10 purchase from Provisions to the wine store and get 5% off your wine purchase.
Chateau des Hospitaliers 2008 ($14)
Mme. Martin-Pierrat proves the old saying that the phrase “working mom” is redundant. She is involved in every aspect of winemaking at her family’s tiny 24 ha. estate in the Languedoc region of southern France and produces this lovely clean and fresh white with apple and peach aromas.
Rosi Schuster Blaufrankisch 2007 ($19.75)
When Rosi married her husband, Franz Schuster, they each owned their own vineyard in the Austrian countryside. They joined forces and began making classic Austrian wines. Recently the day-to-day wine-making has been handed off to their son Hannes, but Rosi’s passion, influence and taste is still felt in every wine they produce. This is a quintessential blaufrankisch, with dark red fruits and peppery spice.
Susana Balbo Crios Malbec Rose 2008 ($14)
The name says it all: Crios is “offspring” in Portuguese. The first female winemaker in Argentina dedicates these wines to her children. Her rose of Malbec is very dry and because it is made from the powerful Malbec grape, it has enough character to stand up to heartier foods.