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Mother’s day is around the corner and there is some time left to get something small for your mama.

My mom Ana always tells me in Spanish: El que no quiere a su madre, no quiere a nadie. It translates to if you can’t love your mother, you are not able to love nobody else.

Give your mamma, a nice Italian bottle so she can have on her own or with you guys this coming Sunday. Wine is the gift that keeps on giving. It brings people together and it is a social cohesive.

The Sartori Ripasso Valpolicella 2016 ( SAQ #10669242, $17.45) is what you want to bring this coming sunday. Vintage tasted 2015. A sultry Venetian red that will complement the sunday roast or lasagna. It has a very attractive nose that brings to mind raspberry jam with touches of pitted cherries. On the palate, it has a silky texture with fine tannins. Slight sweet, it has complex retronasal aromas that brings coffe beans and dark chocolate. A long finale.

Even though, I can’t be with my mamma this coming Sunday, I will do a virtual cheers with her.