Tag: mother’s day

Happy Mother’s Day!

I heard a lovely Chinese proverb this week: “There is only one perfect child and every mum has at least one.”

Well, there are certainly a lot of perfect mums out there or many who are doing everything possible to be as close as possible to that.

Happy Mother’s Day to all those hard working and passionate mums out there. Join us today and raise a glass to that special lady in your life or simply toast yourself – you deserve it!

Here are some tipples we’re enjoying today or would love to share with our mums:

“My mum was up from CHCH for a pre- Mother’s Day Marlborough winery weekend last week. We had a divine organic 2011 Marlborough Chardonnay from Rock Ferry, where we had a wine tasting followed by lunch. Mum and I love Chardonnay and this one is delicious, well balanced, buttery goodness!”

Find out more about this wine here.

“I would share a Quartz Reef Méthode Traditionnelle Brut L2012. We love hosting a Mother’s Day brunch and this elegant bubbly is the perfect start to the celebration – elegant, crisp and balanced. A beautiful representation of mom.”

Find out more about this wine here.

“Bubbles should be for everyday but for a special’s mum’s day what better way to celebrate than to crack open a bottle of a NZ bubbly Rose. Great with food, perfect for an afternoon of celebration, especially as it is my first mother’s day as a mum.”

Find out more about this wine here.

“There won’t be any cooking in my kitchen today because it’s also my first Mother’s Day as a mum and I’ll be celebrating this special event with some yummy Thai take-aways and a glass of Soho Jagger Pinot Gris 2014. A smart dinner guest that loves spicy cuisine!”

Find out more about this wine here.


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Honest Wine Labels For Mums

As a new mum and my first mother’s day approaching, it has me thinking of all the changes over the last year. One of the biggest is the absence of wine!As someone that has worked in the wine industry for over over 15 years, that comes as a bit of a shock.

As I talk with many other friends and colleagues in the wine industry that are having children, it definitely brings into perspective the quality over quantity in wine as well as the fact that wine just about becomes your best friend at times.

So I would like to take a moment and give a ‘salut’ to all the mothers out there that juggle their work/life balance, appreciation of wine, and a reverence for family.

Here are some very apt and amusing wine labels that you too can empathise with. I think there is a future for:

“Where are your shoes?”
“Let’s play Barbie”
“Play Doh Surprise…”

Check out Toulouse and Tonic’s honest wine labels collection for mums.

Happy Mother’s Day weekend!


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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away!

Now is the perfect time to order your gifts online and here are a few gift ideas for that special woman in your life:

1 – Wine Glasses from The Foxes Den

2 – Pop-Up Card from kikki.K

3 – Arrow Flat Purse from Citta Design

4 – Fantail Tea Towel from Tofutree

5 – Pinot Noir Rosé 2014 by Terra Sancta Estate

6 – Brut Méthode Traditionelle by Akarua

Get sorted now and spoil your mum this Mother’s Day!