A Modest Proposal: Mom Might Want Wine for Mother’s Day

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Pictured: One of my favorite wineries, Chateau Julien in Carmel, CA (a taste of France in California)

As my readers know, I am a great lover of a good bottle of wine. And, I’m always looking for great wines at cheap and cheerful prices. My mother is also a wine connoisseur. Way before the movie Sideways, we shared many great times roaming around the vineyards in Santa Barbara County looking for the perfect Pinot Noir. It’s very possible that Mom will receive some good wine from me for Mother’s day. Looking around the web for bargains, I came across a great offer from the My Wines Direct website. They are offering Recessionistas a savings of $5 off the cost of their Mother’s Day gift + FREE shipping with code MOM5. Click here to go to their site and see their gift selection.

Some of their Mother’s day gift packages include:

Chardonnays for Spring : Spring Chardonnays, wrapped in bright paper with matching tasting notes for $39.95

3 Whites & 3 Reds & 1 Cookbook. Send six wines from small, family-owned vineyards and a cook book of gourmet recipes – for many evenings filled with great wine and food. Price: $74.95

And for the ultimate cheap and cheerful gift, pick an amazing bottle of wine to go with a dinner you make for Mom. Here’s one of my favorites as a suggestion. Check out the Osprey Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2007 (price $12.99) from Sonoma California. It has 5 star reviews from those who ordered. It’s a nice light wine, medium-bodied and soft, with a clean finish. The site has a recommended recipe of Grilled Zucchini Salad with Feta, Chickpeas and Lemon Vinaigrette that sounds amazing! Food Network might want to add this one to their Recession recipes series. That salad and the wine would go well with chicken, fish or even spicy food. It might be time for a little cheap & cheerful BBQ action.

If you’re interested in investing a little more, another wine I recommend is Chateau Julien’s award-winning 2006 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for $40.00. The bottle comes beautifully wrapped and boxed in their wood gift box.

Pictured: A Chateau Julien gift box

Another good thing about wine, one size fits all 🙂 In our family, there’s no question about returns either.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

1 Comment

  1. positively present

    April 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    My mom would definitely love some wine for mother’s day and these are some great ideas. Thanks!!