Instead of giving traditional (and often non-useful) gifts to your folks this Mother’s or Father’s Day, considering celebrating with the gift of a good bottle of wine that will really make them smile! Sure ties, socks, and ceramic hippo nicknacks are the norm when you’re not really sure what your parents want or need, but a bottle of wine--a classy touch of elegance--shows just how much you appreciate them, much more than any generic gift ever can.
Because Mother’s and Father’s Day meals contain all sorts of food items, finding the right wine to accompany your parent’s chosen dish may often pose a dilemma. Fortunately, the app Wine Picks & Pairings: Natalie MacLean features a Mother’s Day Brunch matching option under the Pairings tab. Simply selecting this option brings up plenty of perfect pairings. For example, here are the top five:
- Spanish omelette with Pinot Grigio
- Spinach and bacon quiche with Sauvignon Blanc
- Crepes Suzanne with Icewine
- French toast and raspberries with Champagne
- Smoked salmon and cream cheese on bagels with Pinot Noir
Curious about what to bring to the family’s Father’s Day cookout? Select Father’s Day Barbecue from the list! What are some sure-fire suggestions?
- Seared Pepper Steak with Shiraz
- Planked Salmon with Riesling
- Flame-Broiled Hamburgers with Zinfandel
- Grilled Chicken with Chardonnay
- BBQ Pork Chops with Merlot
Mmmmm... In addition to helping you select fantastic wines for your family’s fun holidays, the app allows you to access a host of tasting notes, scores, prices, and recipes. You can search over 150,000 wines at retailers across the U.S., and create a wine journal containing your own notes and photos. Wine Picks & Pairings: Natalie MacLean is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, and BlackBerry, and allows users with other mobile phones access to a mobile site. The latest version was updated on Feb. 04, 2012.