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Stellabrate Special Moments

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We’re all about personal touches, which is a main reason we’re obsessing over hand lettering cards right now. Besides being fun and pretty, they just add the right amount of cheerfulness that will guarantee to bring a smile to that special friend, significant other, sister, mom, coworker, whoever.

Today we are putting together a lovely little gift package with a few of our favorite things and gifting them to those special people in our life. What better way to show someone how much they mean to you than with a few thoughtful words and Stella Rosa wine?! We sure can’t think of a better way!

All you need is a small box, basket, or even a nice gift bag. We added a candle, journal, and last but definitely not least – Stella Rosa. We opted for Stella Minis, but our 750ml bottles work just as well. Print out your favorite hand lettering card that is most suitable for the occasion, and complete your package with a thoughtful note. Download the PDF here.

Share your special Stella Rosa gift packages with us on social media. Use hashtags #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate for a chance to be featured on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Shameless Ways I’ve Spent My Valentine’s Day

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Although we may not want to admit it, all of us have done at least a couple of these things on the most loving (or annoying) holiday of the year; Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re going out with your boo or spending your Valentine’s Day with your true love, Stella Rosa wine, be sure to enjoy yourself and indulge in these guilty pleasures!

1. Ditched my diet and ate ice cream (our favorite is Halo Top Chocolate Almond Crunch)
2. Drank an entire bottle of Stella Rosa Black wine
3. Did way too much online shopping
4. Attempted to do yoga, but fell asleep instead
5. Mastered the “smokey eye” look
6. Knitted a sweater for my cat (or dog)
7. Posted something on social media that I will later regret
8. Handed out cartoon Valentine’s Day cards to my friends or coworkers (because are you ever too old to love SpongeBob SquarePants!?)
9. Called my best friend to dish about our love lives
10. Took down my Christmas decorations (finally!)
11. Cancelled my plans so I could stay in and binge-watch ‘Friends’ on Netflix
12. Ignored my text messages because I was busy creeping on my ex’s Instagram
13. Drank Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti wine straight out of the bottle
14. Memorized the words to ‘Baby Got Back’ (I blame this on binge-watching ‘Friends’)
15. Vowed to start running (tomorrow…or maybe the next day)

Champagne Cupcakes

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We’re big fans of sweets and we love having an excuse to bake, so today we’re bringing you delicious cupcakes made with Stella Rosa Brachetto wine that you can share with your friends and family (21+ only please) or feel free to enjoy them all to yourself! Hey – no judgment, we promise!
We opted for rose inspired treats that are ALMOST too pretty to eat. Follow the steps below to create your own Stella Rosa infused cupcakes and show us your lovely creations on social media by tagging #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate!

Ingredients:
• 1 box white cake mix (yields 24 cupcakes)
• 1 cup Stella Rosa Brachetto
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• 3 eggs
• Buttercream frosting (or your favorite flavor)
• Baking cups
• Piping bags
• Star piping tip

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F
2. Blend cake mix, Stella Rosa wine, oil, and eggs in a large bowl at low speed until moistened for about 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed for about 2 minutes more. Pour batter in cupcake pan and bake immediately for about 18-20 minutes.
3. Cupcakes are done when toothpick is inserted in center and comes out clean.
4. Cool cupcakes on wire rack for about 15 minutes before frosting with your favorite frosting flavor.

Stella Rosa Blind Wine Tasting Game

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We love games and we love when it even more when it involves wine, so gather a few bottles of your favorite Stella Rosa wine and challenge your friends to a Blind Wine Tasting! You only need a few items to host this event and with 13 different Stella Rosa flavors to choose from, you can certainly test everyone’s palate. Cover the bottles with bags, number them for your reference, and let the fun begin!

Supplies:

  • Stella Rosa wine (4 flavors minimum). Click here to see our collection.
  • Brown bags or fabric
  • Numbered cards
  • Our downloadable sheets for each contestant
  • Pens
  • Cheese and crackers to cleanse the palate

Download these sheets:

Step 1: Determine how many people are coming and how many bottles would be needed. If you’re hosting a large party, have your guests bring 2 bottles of Stella Rosa, one can be used for the game and one can go in a stash as the prize for the winner.
Step 2: Cover the bottles with material. Download Stella Rosa’s Blind Wine Tasting sheets to record the secret list of the number associated to the bottle
Step 3: Set out your cheese and cracker plates
Step 4: Hand out the Blind Wine Tasting sheets with pens to all your guests, and get to sipping!

The best way to show off your great hosting abilities is to show us pictures on our social media pages. We look forward to seeing how your Blind Wine Tasting turned out! Share with us on Facebook or Instagram and use #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate in your captions.

Stella Rosa wines are available through our online store and or click here to find your nearest retailer.

How To Create An Instagram-Worthy Charcuterie Board

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And the award for best wine goes to… Stella Rosa!

Award-winning wine is just what you want when you’re tuning in to all the awards shows like the Grammys, BAFTAs, and Oscars (to name a few). To go with your wine, put together a delectable charcuterie board. We’ve got the tips right here so you create the most eye-catching, Instagram-worthy spread.

Meat
2 ounces of a meat per person. Vary up flavors and textures like a hard salami, a smoked meat, something soft like pate, and something tangy like a pineapple sausage.

Cheese
Like with meat, offer a variety of textures and styles: sharp, creamy, funky, soft, etc. Cheeses from different regions work well too.

Bread & Crackers
Keep it simple so as to not overpower the flavors of your meats and cheeses. Crackers and toasted baguette slices do just fine.

Garnishes & Condiments
Here’s where you get to add more color to your board. What do you like (to eat or just for presentation)? Mustard, pickles, nuts, olives, figs, grapes, honey, jam, fennel salad, micro greens, etc.

Get creative! Put a little thought and strategy into this so you can get a good variety – and an Instagram and Snapchat-worthy board! But, don’t overthink it either because in the end, you’re munching on these with a glass of Stella Rosa wine and that’s the most important part!

Show off your charcuterie masterpiece by following us on Instagram and Twitter and using #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate in your caption.

Sunday Funday Super Bowl Poll!

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Either you like football or you don’t. Either way, everyone can agree that Super Bowl game day is awesome! Why? SUPER BOWL PARTIES! Who can resist delicious finger foods, games, and Stella Rosa wine?! We wanted to amp up the fun this year, so we are giving away promo codes for your next purchase of Stella Rosa wine! All you have to do is vote for who you think will win this year’s Super Bowl here. If your team wins, you’ll get a 15% off promo code! Don’t forget to post a photo of you and your favorite Stella Rosa wine on game day to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, using #StellaRosaSunday so we can share it!

Be Our Gal-entine! JoJo Ticket Giveaway? Get Out!

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We have a serious question to ask you… will you be our Galentine!? Every year, we like to put our own spin on Valentine’s Day by having a girl’s night and enjoying food, wine, and laughs. Want a chance to win JoJo tickets? Show us how you celebrate Galentine’s Day with Stella Rosa wine! Post a photo of your Galentine’s Day on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using #StellaGalentines. On Friday, February 17th we’ll contact the winner who will receive JoJo concert tickets at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on February 21st at 7:00 PM! So be our Galentine and indulge in your favorite Stella Rosa wine this February! Contest ends on February 17th, 2017 at 12:00 pm PST

Game Day Finger Foods

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Sundays are family days and by family days we mean gathering at one’s home, piling our plates with food, filling our cups with alcohol, and shouting at the television. We’re watching football of course! It’s important that the team we root for wins (obviously) but it’s nearly as important to have good food and drink to last the afternoon. Each week we try and change up our game day bites but as for our sips, we’re loyal to our tried-and-trues: Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria. That being said, take a peek into what’s on our menus for the next few weeks!

The 7-Layer Dip That’s All Yours
Skip the large serving bowl and serve the 7-layer dip in individual ramekins. No more fighting for the bowl!

Spinach & Artichoke Dip
If you ask us, this is your serving of vegetables, so dip away! We particularly like Alton Brown’s recipe, which you can find here.


Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon
This potato salad beats all others for so many reasons: 1 point for ‘creamy,’ 2 points for ‘with bacon,’ 3 points for the fact that this is Chrissy Teigen’s recipe! Get the recipe from her cookbook, Cravings.

Deviled Eggs
If anyone knows a mean deviled egg, it’s Giada De Laurentiis. Made to perfection, get the recipe by clicking here.

Bacon-Wrapped Onion Rings
The name says it all – we’re sold. Get the recipe by clicking here! Oh, did we mention there’s Sriracha in the recipe? Perfect.

King Sliders
Sliders are the way to go, especially when you’ve got a ton of other food to snack on. The best bread: King’s Hawaiian. Slice each roll in half and give it a light toast, then pile on your typical fixings.

Chicken and Waffles Sliders
Whether you make waffles from scratch and fry your own chicken, or cook frozen waffles and pick up fried chicken from the store, these will be a hit. Don’t forget the maple syrup!


Island Ahi Tuna
Think poke. But loaded with the goods like mango, onion jalapeno, lime, chili, and so much more. We’re going straight to a woman who knows a little thing or two about preparing game day food – Ayesha Curry. Get this recipe in her book, The Seasoned Life.

DIY French Bread Pizza
Put out various pizza toppings like cheese, tomato sauce, olives, mushrooms, onions, pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, peppers, etc. You may need to cook some of these before hand. Then slice open some bread and let each person create his or her own mini pizzas. Pop these in the oven at 350* for about 8 minutes to let the cheese melt and bread crisp up a bit.


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Take your basic dark chocolate dipped strawberries to the next game by piping on white frosting or melted white chocolate so that it looks like a football.

That should hold us over for the remainder of the football season but you can bet we’ve got these on hand for all other sports’ viewing parties! We’ve got enough food, but we always make sure to have more than enough Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria! We’re ready to eat, drink, and watch the game!

31 Days of New Years Fun!

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Everyone’s got resolutions on the brain and we decided to pump it up. We’re putting a new spin on this tradition, setting you up with a 31-day guide that will make the most of this first month. Because a new year means a new you! The best part of this list? Each week comes with a Stella Rosa wine pairing, just to start you off on the right foot. Happy New Year!

Week 1: Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti – light, refreshing, apricot-honey and ready to accompany you in the right direction.

1. Each day learn 1 word in a new language, by the end of the month you’ll travel with more confidence
2. Smile at everyone you pass by today
3. Create a music playlist of all your favorite jams
4. 10 squats, 10 push-ups, 10 jumping-jacks, 10 sit-ups, repeat. Get moving and grooving
5. Make a thank you card for someone you don’t tell often enough how much you appreciate them
6. Give one of your afternoons to a nonprofit volunteer organization
7. Put aside 20 minutes this morning and free your mind. YouTube a guided meditation video to relieve stress, build confidence, or just to relax

Week 2: Stella Rosa Platinum: crisp, sweet, vanilla-filled and will put a bounce back into your step.

8. Revisit last year’s bucket list or start a new one, either way, get it in writing
9. Turn this to-do list into a nifty DIY project – just slide a designed sheet into a frame, and write on the glass with removable marker https://www.pinterest.com/pin/321655598365330368
10. Gather up all the excessive things you’ve been wanting to clear out and take it to a donation facility
11. Pick up a dummy book on a subject you want to get better at: learn a computer program, art, auto repairs, nutrition, etc.
12. Treat a stranger day and pick up the tab for the person behind you at the coffee shop
13. Practice eating less – use smaller plates, portion your food and don’t feel guilty
14. Meditation night, this time do a guided meditation for sleeping

Week 3: Stella Rosa Peach: energizing, spritzy and keeping you on the move.

15. Research a foreign land and write down all the cool spots you’ll have to hit
16. Kick back and lay back with your glass of wine, you deserve a break
17. Try a recipe you wouldn’t normally make and discover something you just might like http://greatist.com/health/twice-baked-broccoli-and-kale-stuffed-potatoes
18. Share some of your new found dish with your neighbor
19. Adult coloring zen day, yes you read that right because it’s as fun as when we were children
20. Venture out with a new hairstyle, color or YouTube a tutorial for a cool new look
21. Go vegetarian for the full day

Week 4: Stella Rosa Berry – fun, vivacious and berrylicious, this wine will give you a kick back on track.

22. Read – you’ll never finish a book if you never start
23. Spend time with family and friends, make it happen today
24. Spend time in one part of your home cleaning up old mail, papers, clothes, kitchenware or storage. You’ll be glad you did
25. Bake your favorite cake, make the occasion celebrating yourself!
26. Don’t be shy; try a spin class, painting, cooking, acting…anything is game
27. Make your own homemade wax-free candle – https://youtu.be/U29HxuJQie0
28. Host a game night with games you’ve never played before, we’re sure this will be a night of laughs so bring Stella Rosa along

Week 5: Stella Rosa Black: dangerously seductive just like you throughout this transformative journey.

29. Attack a difficult crossword puzzle or make one
30. Explore your hometown and go on a new hike (urban hikes allowed!)
31. Save the best for last – make a picture collage of all the great things you tasted, tried, experienced and achieved this memorable month!

There’s no denying anything is possible with Stella Rosa by your side. This has not only been a productive month but an exciting one! Stick with Stella in the upcoming months for more ideas, recipes and even giveaways. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date and to stay constantly motivated! #Stellabrate #StellaRosa

Strawberry Prosecco Cake Pops

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Step up your dessert game with our simple and boozy cake pops recipe below. If you’re in the mood to make something fun and delicious, listen up because we have just what you’re looking for. While these cake pops might be bite sized, they are full of flavor and pack a nice kick. You’re welcome!



INGREDIENTS

1 box strawberry cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 2/3 cups Stella Rosa Prosecco

*Special equipment: Cake Pop Maker

BAKING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Blend cake mix, water, oil, eggs, and Stella Rosa Prosecco in a large bowl at low speed until moistened. Then beat at medium speed for about 2 minutes.
2. Lightly coat bottom of cake pop maker with a non-stick cooking spray.
3. Fill cake pop maker with cake mix filling.
4. Bake for approximately 5 minutes and let cool before frosting.

So simple, but we didn’t stop there. We melted chocolate chips into a bowl and dipped our cake pops in chocolate and sprinkled them with edible glitter for a touch of gold that is not only beautiful, but full of amazing taste.

Perfect for birthdays, weddings, graduations, and so many more occasions, these cake pops are a fun [adult-only] treat to share, eat, and enjoy with friends and family.

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and share your cake pop creations with us on social media by using #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate.

Stella Spice & Everything Nice

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We want you to continue feeling festive and cheery throughout the entire month, and our Stella Spice cocktail will help you feel just that. With the perfect amount of sweetness and spice, this Stella Rosa cocktail is sure to put you in good spirits.

INGREDIENTS
3 bottles of Stella Rosa Rosso
1/3 cup warm water
1 box Aspen Mulling Cider Spices

INSTRUCTIONS
Heat water and add spices until they dilute.
Add Stella Rosa Rosso.
Keep heat on low until drink is warm (but not boiling).

Get your favorite people together and serve up some delicious Stella Rosa cocktails that everyone will enjoy. It’s a new year – so spice things up and stay refreshed with Stella Rosa wines.

Share your best Stella Rosa moments with us and use #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate for a chance to be featured on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts.

Stella Rosa Gingerbread Contest – ENDED

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2016 has been our most creative year yet! So, now is your chance to show us your creative mind at work. The most festive way to do that this time of year? Build a gingerbread house! While you’re enjoying your glass of Stella Rosa wine, take inspiration from your favorite Stella Rosa flavor to create a Stella Rosa Gingerbread House! We’ll select our favorite to win a $100 San Antonio Winery gift card, good towards purchasing Stella Rosa Wines!

Contestants may use a pre-made gingerbread house kit, or make their gingerbread masterpiece from scratch!

Use #StellaRosaHoliday in the caption of your photos for a chance to win!

Contest goes from December 7th to December 27th, so get your photos in soon!

Wrapped in Love: Wrapping Paper for Stella Rosa Minis

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Filled with small but handy trinkets, gag gifts, small tokens, and other goodies, stockings are perhaps our favorite gifts to open on Christmas Day. As great as it would be, a full-sized bottle of Stella Rosa is too large and too heavy for stockings. But luckily enough, our Stella Rosa minis are the most adorable and the perfect size! And this year, we created fun, custom wrapping paper just for these Stella Rosa minis.

Download and print our custom wrapping paper here:pdf-icon

We know wrapping wine bottles are a bit tricky because of the shape of the bottle, but with our custom wrapping paper, it really couldn’t get any easier. Just cut along the designated lines and tie it around the neck of the bottle with a ribbon or bow!

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Half the fun is wrapping the Stella Rosa bottle and placing it in your loved one’s stockings (while enjoying your own glass of Stella Rosa and all your favorite holiday sweets); the other half is watching your loved ones light up with joy when they open the gift!

Spread the holiday cheer by sharing your Stella Rosa holiday photos with us on Instagram using #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate in your caption. The Minis are available in the Rosso, Pink, Moscato, Prosecco, Berry, and Peach flavors, and can be purchased at San Antonio Winery in-store. You can also contact your local retailer to check if they’re in stock.

From us at Stella Rosa, we wish you a wonderful Stella Rosa-filled holiday season!

Keep Calm & Drink On – 6 New Holiday & Winter Cocktails!

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Chilly days and droplets of rain – this is what’s forcing us to stay indoors these days. Not that we have a problem with that! We’ve got more than enough holiday and Winter-themed Stella Rosa cocktails to keep us happily tipsy and warm. We hope you enjoy!

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Pom Pom Punch
Pomegranate, a most festive fruit, couldn’t be loved more than right here, right now. Click here for the simple recipe!

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Candy Cane Lane
Ever so slightly more complex but no less merry or tasteful, our Candy Cane Lane combines the likes of our Prosecco with a touch of peppermint and chocolate. Step-by-step instructions are available here.

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Sparkling Apple Cider
Apple cider is to the holiday season as Stella Rosa is to… everyday life. So how about combining the two for a delectable Sparkling Apple Cider cocktail? Click to get the recipe!

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Hot Cocoa
What’s a cold season without a cup of Hot Cocoa? Spice up this must-have cocktail with Stella Rosa Red – recipe here!

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Eat, Drink, Be (Rose)mary
For one so simple, our Eat, Drink, Be (Rose)mary cocktail speaks volumes of sophistication. It’s the perfect libation for a New Years countdown! Click here for the recipe.

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Cinnamon Apple Pie
What can we say? Classic. Drink your apple pie for dessert! Get the recipe right here.

Tell us what you think of our new holiday and winter season cocktails! Post your photos on social media and use #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate in your caption. And for more Stella Rosa specialties, subscribe to our VIP newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The Ghost of Christmas Past: 12 Holiday Movies to Watch After the Holidays

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The air is crisp outside so we’ve haven’t been doing much except cozying in. It’s the happiest time of the year and if we could drag on the cheer and merriment any longer, we would… And we can! To us, there’s nothing wrong with watching holiday films after the holidays are over. It’s like the Ghost of Christmas Past. So won’t you join us? You bring the popcorn, we’ll open the Stella Rosa – we’ve got 12 holiday movie favorites and classics to get through!

1. Film: Home Alone | Drink: Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti
Hopefully you won’t be home alone this holiday; this is a must-watch holiday movie that keeps delivering the laughs. The must-have Moscato D’Asti is for your extra enjoyment!

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2. Film: Elf | Drink: Stella Rosa Platinum
This elf would probably enjoy the green apple and vanilla flavors of Stella Rosa Platinum; enjoy his favorite wine pick as he wrecks havoc all over the Big Apple.

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3. Film: It’s a Wonderful Life | Drink: Love, Stella (cocktail)
Bring color to a classic black and white tale with a new twist on a classic wine. Stella Rosa Rosso is a traditional red berry flavored wine that when poured over ice and blood orange slices, it radiates beautiful color and flare. Add a rosemary sprig for a Christmas decorative garnish.

4. Film: A Christmas Story | Drink: Stella Rosa Peach
Little Ralphie keeps being told that BB guns are dangerously fun, much like Stella Rosa Peach is. Full of sparkly peach and sweet honey, have a few bottles handy to share with company.

5. Film: Serendipity | Drink: Stella Rosa Pink
Fun, flirty, and young – 3 words that describe both Serendipity and Stella Rosa Pink. Enjoy this heart-warming story and heart-pleasing wine and create sweet holiday memories with your special someone.

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6. Film: The Santa Clause | Drink: Candy Cane Lane (cocktail)
This movie will make you a believer of Santa Clause and our Candy Cane Lane cocktail will make you a believer of magic. A sip of Stella Rosa Prosecco with a hint of peppermint – that’s the trick!

7. Film: Love Actually | Drink: Stella Rosa Imperiale Brachetto
Love is in the air! Enjoy this feel-good movie with a loved one while sharing Stella Rosa Imperiale Brachetto, an Italian wine wrapped in raspberries and rose petals. It’s sure to bring the romance alive.

8. Film: The Nightmare Before Christmas | Drink: Stella Rosa Black
Jack Skellington would definitely choose Stella Rosa Black for its dark and mysterious qualities that are enjoyable year-round (bright and shiny holidays aren’t for everybody). Sip your way through Christmastown for the ultimate eerily fun experience.

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9. Film: The Holiday | Drink: Stella Spice (cocktail)
Making the right choice is about taking a chance and the women in The Holiday do just that. Don’t miss out on finding your Mr. or Mrs. Right to spice up your holiday season – start with our Stella Spice cocktail!

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10. Film: The Polar Express | Drink: Stella Rosa Berry
Joyful train rides to the North Pole and discovering the wonders of life are the perfect ways to describe Stella Rosa Berry, whose semi-sparkling wild berries characteristics pairs perfectly with the bubbly adventures of The Polar Express.

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11. Film: Charlie Brown Christmas | Drink: Hot Cocoa (cocktail)
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic we grew up with – tales filled with hope, happiness, and cheer create a warm holiday recipe. The best drink to pair with that is none other than another classic – hot chocolate! Add some Stella Red to our Hot Cocoa recipe for that adults version you’ve been longing for.

12. Film: The Grinch | Drink: The Grinch (cocktail)
The Grinch is sour, sweet, and green. We’re talking about the movie character and this holiday drink to enjoy while you’re watching the movie! In a shaker, combine 2.5 oz. of Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti, ice, 1 oz. Midori melon liquor, 1 oz. vodka, and 1 oz. lemon juice. Strain into a glass, top with Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco, and garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy!

Ring in the holidays with us and follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more fun recipes and holiday ideas. We’d love to see your holiday photos so share them and be sure to use #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate. Happy wine and movie time!

Stella Rosa wines may be purchased from your local retailer or from San Antonio Winery in-store (Los Angeles, Ontario, Paso Robles), or online. Cheers!

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