As we approach Mother’s Day, I notice the sentimentality grows with my peers. Mom’s of all kinds (of pets as well as kid! yay!) should be celebrated as much as possible. Having a special day to commemorate everyone, everything, and all the good in between is what makes the world go round.
There’s so many ways to go about it, but as long as the intent is good and to make others happy, then I’m all for it.
Previous Mother’s Day stories can be found here.
It doesn’t take an expert of any kind to know that Mother’s Day and Rosé are synonymous with each other. Any kind of sweet beverage and sweet treat can and should be used for this and many other festive occasions.
Seeing all the Rosé display cases in the local wine shoppes is one of those thing I now look forward to, and you can see them as early as before that other holiday in February. I like to think of it as one of those post Christmas things that represents the days getting longer, the outdoor festivities and invitations picking up, and that means more chilled wines. That’s exactly right.
Part of the fun, and sometimes part of the angst, is picking the right wine. There is no right or wrong, unless you do something catastrophic. And using that word is a stretch, but you know what I mean.
Most of our peers are just grateful that wine is available, at reasonable prices, and with so many wines, grapes, varietals, whatever to choose from. It’s the kid in a candy store, the kid at Christmas, and the kid in (fill in the blank). But for this one, it’s for mom.
The 2017 L’Oliveto Rosé of Pinot Noir from Brack Mountain Wine Company is along the lines of any solid Rosé that you could sip now, with mama, or whenever. There’s nothing pretentious about it.
It’s a colorful wine with hints of fruit on the nose and on your palate. But more importantly, at under $15, it’s not going to hurt you in the money department, and even feels like a bit of a splurge.
Just like a Pinot Noir, it’s easy to drink, easy to share, and has the right amount of acidity that it will go down smoothly.
That’s all that most folks ask for. The day itself might be stressful enough. If you want a wine that’ll make it easy on your mind, heart, and soul, this is just as good as any.
I say this realizing that Rosé is still not a wine I can compare with others. I just can’t always tell you what’s good, great, or lackluster. As I’ve stated in the past, so many factors go into how a wine is going to feel to you…
Were you in the right frame of mind? Was the present company spiritually and harmoniously making you feel good? Were you feeling good?
How about the food? Good food makes mama, and everyone else happy too! This plate of fish, and healthy veggies pairs perfectly with this Rosé.
I’m asking the same questions with different wording, but it all connects. You can have the same wine, the same food, and the same anything under different circumstances, and if one thing gets thrown off, then you may lose your center.
Part of my statements are projecting, as I’ve encountered this many times, lately. No experience is ever the same. I’ve had the same wine many times and it doesn’t exactly the same. I find that so fascinating. And it’s more than just your palate changing, it’s just symbolic of life and the experiences we go through in this journey.
The journey is to be enjoyed. So whatever wine you share with mom, family, friends, and anyone else, always know that it’s meant to be fun, and you want to feel good as much as possible.
It’s not always easier said than one. Sometimes it just is.
Peace Be With You.