Mom may be a commoner, but she can at least drink like a princess for Mother’s Day without it costing Dad and family a king’s ransom. The night before her wedding to Prince William, Kate Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge) dined with close friends and family at the Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia district. According to US Weekly, she chose the rather unpretentious Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (costs about $50) to pair with her salmon blini starter, and entrée of steak Chateaubriand.
This Chilean wine and the Lapostolle brand is 100% owned by the Marnier-Lapostolle family. The name Marnier may be familiar to lovers of liqueurs because the Marnier-Lapostolle family were also owners of the world-renowned orange liqueur Grand Marnier (now owned by Campari). While they are best known for this, the family has also been involved in winemaking for generations. Originally winegrowers in the Loire Valley, France, the Marnier-Lapostolle family continue this vintner tradition by creating world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroir of Chile.
This Mother’s Day show Mom she is a “Princess of Personality” and the “Queen of your Heart” with a bottle of Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc and a salmon dinner, followed perhaps by a dessert of Crêpe Suzette (made with Grand Marnier) which was originally made (as one of the stories goes) for the Prince of Wales and future King Edward VII of England.