TASTE Spring 2023

CHRISTINE CAMPBELL Christine Campbell is a Vancouver-based freelance and travel writer, educator and host of the Wine Soundtrack Canada podcast. She is WSET Certified, is a French Wine Scholar and holds her Master of Champagne certification. Follow Christine’s adventures in wine and abroad at www.girlsgogrape.com

Just as no two flowers are identical, the same can be said about moms, but whatever their preference is, we’ve got you covered.

Roses & Gewürztraminer Roses are one of the most beloved flowers to give for Mother’s Day. Nothing says “timeless and elegant” quite like a dozen long-stem roses. Roses captivate the senses, teasing with fruit aromas such as raspberry, lemon, apricot, peach and banana. Notes of berry or clover can supplement the classical rose scent. Roses bridge the colour spectrum, with white and red heading the popularity contest. Showing your love with a bouquet of roses and a bottle of Gewürztraminer is ideal for the mom who loves a home filled with

enticing perfume. Whichever rose you choose, the Pfaffenheim “Pfaff” Gewürztraminer is an excellent wine partner. Expressive and fresh, this German wine bursts with pineapple, nutmeg and rose petal aromas. Serve the Gewürztraminer with a delicious brunch of Crêpes Suzette to really make Mom smile.

QUAILS’ GATE ROSÉ BC VQA $21.99 170316


Peonies & Rosé Peony blooms are among the most delicate flowers, with their soft, dreamy and romantic petals. Cultivated in China for more than a millennium, they are featured in classical poetry and artwork. It is no surprise people are seduced by this exquisite flower. Peonies offer a sweet fragrance with impressive citrus and red berry aromas. They will pair harmoniously with the Okanagan Valley’s Quails’ Gate Rosé which is crafted with estate-grown Gamay and Pinot Noir grapes. With aromas of fresh watermelon, pink grapefruit and raspberries, your mom will swoon at this wine and flower pairing. This rosé will pair perfectly with a spinach and strawberry salad lunch served just for Mom.



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