| FLOWERS & WINE |
Lavender & Grenache The unmistakable fragrance of lavender is captivating with its powerful calming properties. The sweet, herbal notes alongside delicate woodsy scents are irresistible. White, pink, blue-violet and an array of purple colour options abound for this sought-after botanical. If your mom loves gardening and creating butterfly sanctuaries, a lavender plant is just the ticket. Evoking fields of purple in the south of France, the Grenache-dominant M. Chapoutier Côtes du Rhône Belleruche makes an alluring wine pairing with robust aromas of crushed raspberry, white pepper and light herbal notes. This fruit-forward red wine delivers a silky finish on the palate. Grenache and lavender aromas will pair nicely with a grilled tuna lunch.
HESTER CREEK SELECTED BARRELS MERLOT BC VQA $21.99 677195
M. CHAPOUTIER BELLERUCHE CÔTES DU RHÔNE France $22.99 476846
Violets & Merlot Who doesn’t light up when they see vibrant bursts of violets in bloom? Delicate and feminine aromas waft through the air and delightfully fill the senses. Violets symbolize honesty and remembrance. Show Mom how much you appreciate her with a violet-scented wine from the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Hester Creek Estate Winery Selected Barrels Merlot is an elegant, silky wine with gentle aromas of plum, vanilla and cherry that will pair ideally with a bouquet of violets for Mom on her special day. Enjoy the Merlot with roasted mushroom and fennel flatbread, garnished with a few violet petals, for a delightful Mother’s Day lunch.
CHÂTEAU PESQUIÉ VENTOUX TERRASSES France $21.99 708750
Lilacs & Red Blends The heady fragrance of lilacs is downright captivating. You know spring has arrived when these flowers burst open and fill the air with their intoxicating scent. Lilacs emanate a sweet, fruity perfume with a crisp finish of pepper. There is something whimsical and nostalgic about lilac trees. Reminiscent of the fragrant pepper aromas lilac blooms exude, Château Pesquié Ventoux Terrasses is an attractive choice. This organic red wine from France’s Rhône region is a blend of Grenache and Syrah with bright cherry, cracked pepper and plum notes. Your mom will appreciate such a thoughtful gift. Enjoy this blend alongside the fragrance of lilac and baked brie topped with bacon and sun-dried tomatoes.
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