Spoil Mom this Mother's Day with the foolproof gift of fine wine
Not sure what to get your mom this year that will make Mother’s Day 2017 the best one yet? Well, if the matriarch in your family is a bit of a wine connoisseur who cherishes her fruity whites or robust reds, look no further than our helpful ideas here for what she’s guaranteed to swoon over. She’ll savor these clever gifts until the very last drop!
Wine bar brunch
Long a Mother’s Day tradition, take the usual brunch to a whole other dimension at the Ampersand Wine Bar (in Ravenswood) Mother’s Day brunch, held on Sunday, May 14th from 11am to 2pm. Treat your deserving mom to all the midday bubbly she can handle, along with other beloved brunchtime dishes and drinks, which get some added flair on this festive day. The French toast with berry compote, basil, vanilla creme fraiche, and warm maple syrup is one good example of the joys to expect. Continue to pamper Mom with a special gift of membership to the restaurant’s own wine club, which features a monthly selection of carefully chosen bottles and tickets to their always delectable wine dinners.
Day at the winery
Kickapoo Creek Winery near Peoria makes for a fulfilling day trip, starting in their comfy tasting room and cafe, where you not only can get to know their vast fleet of wines, but also have a gourmet lunch to compliment them, as well as peruse their other scrumptious items for sale. After finding your new go-to blend, walk their lush grounds on your own or with a guided tour to get all the background info on their production process. The winery also features its own lavish Mother’s Day Brunch, so your mom will enjoy a day made just for her. Additionally, their wine club includes free admission to the Grape Stomp Festival - a fun treat for mom later in the year!
B&B and wine baskets
Shower your marvelous mama in wine wonders with an overnight or weekend getaway at Lynfred Winery in Roselle. Their “A Toast To Mom” event is sure to please, with suite accommodation complete with, besides breakfast, cheese and dessert platters, spa amenities, and of course, plenty of wine flowing! Ladies’ wine specials abound, and shop their gift basket selection to really round out your present this May. You’ll find their specially named baskets hard to resist: try the Cheers To Mom, It's Wine o'Clock at Mom's, or Mom Needs A Glass Or Two to give Mother a chuckle and a much-needed break for herself. Maybe she’ll even share some with you!
Accessorize the wine
For the wine-loving lady who already seems to have everything for complimenting her standard bottle of Pinot Grigio, Wine Enthusiast and their intriguing collection of unique and unusual gadgets and gizmos holds the key to an exciting, heartwarming gift for her. Their innovative Single Bottle Wine Clutch presents a stylish way for Mom to bring along her favorite flavor (and a bottle-opener, too!) anywhere she needs to, and comes in a variety of punchy, fun colors. For back at home, the graceful Art Series Treble Decanter is a conversation piece that will look perfect on a coffee table or countertop, delightfully showing off its contents with smooth twirls of glass.
Full wine experience
If you want to give your mother the ultimate gift of wine in 2017, with no holds barred, then you’ll be blown away by what Gourmet Odyssey has come up with this year. Make all her wine-related dreams and more come blissfully true, and give her an exclusive package that includes adopting organic French vines and receiving her very own personalized bottles filled with wine made from those same vines; a present like no other. This is only the beginning though, as hands-on education (up to three days) at the winery itself is another part of the bundle, which gives Mom the chance to feel like a real winemaker. Top this all off with the Welcome Pack of goodies, and you have the most memorable Mother’s Day gift imaginable...and brownie points for life!