Wines for mum and you

Simnel cakeThis Sunday is Mother's Day - or is it Mothering Sunday? Or perhaps you know it as Refreshment Sunday, Pudding Pie Sunday, Mid-lent Sunday, Simnel Sunday, Laetare Sunday, Rose Sunday or even Sunday of the five loaves? Whether you use the sixteenth or twenty-first century name for the day it doesn't seem to matter when you get to the heart of the matter - which is saluting your mum by eating a slice of almond-topped cake all washed down with a glass of vino. But what wine? Here's a few both you and your mum might enjoy.

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£5.99 and under

There are a few fruity, slurpable wines among the forgettable masses.

Las Moras Argentinean Bonarda 2012

£5.99 Co-op

This is a serious bargain – cocoa dusted cherry flavours all washed down with coffee.

Costs a bit more, but tastes great

Sometimes a bottle of wine tastes so fab it's still a bargain whatever it costs.

Gallo California Pinot Grigio 2011

£6.99 Sainsbury’s and Tesco

Refreshing and fruity: apple, lemon and grapefruit flavours. Dependable and gluggable.

Spar Donacella Cava

£7.99 Spar

Great wine can hide behind a poorly-designed label – so ignore the 1970s gold and red colour scheme and go straight for the rich and flavourful cava inside. Its inviting creamy Brazil nut and fresh apple flavours could easily be mistaken for expensive champagne at four times the price.

Coeur des Anges Sauvignon Gris 2012

£9.99 Laithwaites

Drink with your eyes shut and you’d think this was a classic German white wine but it is in fact a delicate-coloured rosé: expect lemon and bubblegum flavours with a hint of sucking on a pebble.

Pelorus sparklingRoc Saint Vincent Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2011

£11.99 Sainsbury’s

Refined lemon and apple flavours with a floral edge – all with a reassuringly traditional-looking label.

Cloudy Bay New Zealand Pelorus Brut

£21.99 Majestic

This dry-tasting sparkling really needs matching with food to bring out its best qualities.

I am indebted to my local magazine West of the Clee for supplying the list of alternative names for Mother's Day.