Ah Mother’s day. Yes, a hallmark holiday I know but for me, any holiday at all is a cause for celebration. With my mother, we always agree on what to drink…something, almost anything. She likes mostly white wines, including Prosecco, Franciacorta (Berlucchi) and Ferrari (Trento Doc), and of course, Champagne. She’s taken a liking to Riesling, Gruner Veltliner and most everything I bring home. In fact, she has always been a great supporter of my wine exploration.
Maman, in fact, got me started on the road to perdition with wine, one could say. She and her best friend would drink Lancers and Mateus many a day in my house when I was young. All that laughter that they shared over a glass of wine stuck with me and to this day, I associate it with a glass of wine and Maman.
We’ve both moved on to big and bigger wines but the common joy of raising glass together has never waned. Today, I’m bringing her a bottle of Pecorino from Angela Velenosi. Angela is an incredibly interesting and funny woman from Le Marche. Also, full of joy and mirth, she is a pleasure to be around. I really like this Pecorino, Offida Doc and I’m certain my mom will too. Pecorino is a low yielding white grape from Le Marche which makes refreshing relatively full bodied wines with fruit and floral notes. I’m think it will go very well with salmon that we are having for lunch.
On this Mother’s day, I will, as always, toast her and all the love that has shined on me all of these years. I have been very lucky in this department.