As a chef and sommelier, I show love through food. Mother’s Day is no exception! To celebrate the amazing moms in my life, this year I’m hosting a brunch to bring all of us together over good food and cool drinks. If you’re doing the same, you’re likely in the market for a wine to match the occasion and the menu. I’ve got just that for you—Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Rosé.
Effortlessly elegant, this wine bubbles into the glass in the most charming shade of pink. It blossoms with aromas of freshly-cut flowers and juicy citrus. The flavor is pleasantly sweet, reminiscent of the ripest of summer melons drizzled in honey. In fact, I love to pop a bottle of this rosé in the dead of winter, when I am really missing the sweetness of summer produce. Thanks to its lower alcohol content, this wine makes for excellent day drinking. It can also serve as a fantastic base for celebratory cocktails. My recommendation is the Botanical Bliss garnished with fresh rose petals, but this wine works too a spritz as well. No matter how you serve it, this wine is sure to make any mom smile.
Like any sparkler, this wine should be served chilled, which makes for a great opportunity to get creative with your presentation. Consider filling your ice buckets with frozen flower spheres. I make these by placing a flower bud in a small water balloon, filling it with water, freezing until firm and removing the plastic balloon to reveal a beautiful ice spheres with a flower suspended inside.
Thanks to this wine’s vibrant acidity, it is incredibly food friendly. It works well with both sweet and savory flavors, making it an ideal choice for a brunch menu that combines both. Here’s a look at my menu:
Mother’s Day Boozy Brunch
All dishes perfectly paired with Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Rose:
- Ripe Cantalope & Honeydew Wrapped in Prosciutto di Parma
- Grapefruit and Fennel Salad with Herb Vinaigrette
- Cheese Tortellini in Spring Pea Pesto
- Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Fritatta
- Yogurt and Honey Parfait with Coconut Granola
- Raspberry Red Velvet Tea Cakes with Freshly Whipped Cream
Finally, one of my favorite aspects of this wine is that it’s available in small bottles that make beautiful party favors and Mother’s Day gifts. Imagine presenting every mom in your life with a pretty-in-pink companion for their next bubble bath or self-care session. Swoon! Cheers to all the mamas out there, who, like Rosa Regale Sparkling Rosé, are both sophisticated and sweet.
Last Updated: May 25, 2023