Mother's Day, for those lucky enough to be able to celebrate it, is a joyful excuse to enjoy a glass of something special for and with someone special! According to research by KAM Media and Toggle, 71% of UK adults intend to celebrate the day and 21% intend to make a 'bigger than normal' effort! This last figure is even higher for the under-34s (38%). So, if you're on the look-out for that terrifically tasty, top tipple, then here are a couple of suggestions … without the alliteration! 🥂
Crafted in the heart of Italy's Prosecco region, Bottega Pink Gold is made from hand-picked Glera and Pinot Noir grapes. The unmistakable design of the bottle uses a unique metallization process in which the pink colour becomes an integral part of the external surface of the glass. It's the perfect way to add some pink sparkle to any celebration! This complex, floral and fruity bubbly with deliciously fresh flavours of white peach and pear with a hint of spice goes superbly with many types of food, particularly Italian dishes. So, why not delve into Sandro Bottega's new book 'The 100 Prosecco Recipes' to find some foodie inspirations to accompany this vino spumante perfectly? You can read a review of the book in a recent article on these pages.
Try pairing Bottega Pink Gold with risotto con i funghi (risotto with mushrooms) or torta fregolotta (crumb cake), one of the Veneto region's most popular desserts. All you need for this Mother's Day sweet treat is flour, sugar and double cream plus a little salt and butter. It's simple to make and only takes around one hour to bake in the oven. Break up the cake into large chunks and enjoy with your bubbly!
Sandro Bottega, Owner and Managing Director of Bottega Spa comments: "As a third-generation business, family is at the heart of everything Bottega does. Pink Bottega Gold is the perfect gift to partner a Mother's Day meal. Food is an integral part of our family traditions and we wanted to share our favourite recipes to accompany our wine and give mothers everywhere a very special day."
You can buy Pink Bottega Gold from GP Brands for £23.99.
If money is tight, but you still want something classy and traditional, then Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, only £12.99 at Aldi, could be just the answer for you! Consistently rated favourably by critics, the supermarket's bestselling Champagne won a 2019 Drinks Business Champagne Masters Silver Medal.
It's a crisp, easy-drinking yet elegant blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, grown in the limestone-based soils of the historic Marne Valley. Produced by multi award-winning Philizot et Fils, the Champagne is aged on its lees for 48 months. It's a light, fresh style that would suit lighter foods like smoked salmon canapés, for example. It may not be the most complex Champagne, but it has plenty of flavour. Attractive notes of baked apple, red berry compôte and custard cream biscuits lead on to a long, clean finish with a hint of citrus. Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut punches way above its price tag. It's amazing value for money from Aldi once again! 🍾