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Picnic Packing Guide

Picnic Packing Guide

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Summer is officially here and there are a few things we won’t be living without – going outside and getting some sun, spending time with friends, picnicking, and of course, drinking Stella Rosa wines. Today we are putting all these things together and sharing with you quick and easy ways to pack for the perfect summer picnic.

Refreshments –
Stella Rosa wines have an array of flavors that will give you plenty of options for you and your friends. Pack enough to share and enjoy them chilled. From Stella Pink to Moscato Orange to Stella Rosso, Stella Rosa has you covered in sweetness and delicious flavors. View our complete collection here.

Note: Stella Minis and Aluminums fit perfectly into a picnic basket and are great for outdoor entertainment!

Bites –
It’s important to pack picnic foods that travel well and aren’t too much fuss. Bite sized sandwiches, fresh fruit, easy green salads, cheese and charcuterie are tasty options.

Location –
Picnics are easy because you can have one practically anywhere. Think backyards, parks, beaches – all make great picnic spots. Just keep in mind to pack accordingly depending on the spot you select, i.e. some places don’t allow glassware so going with our Aluminum bottles is best.

Gear –
You can’t possibly have a picnic without a basket, well technically you can, but why would you want to? Make sure you pack light if you plan to hike to your destination spot. Pack enough blankets if you’ll be sitting on the grass or if you get chilly. You’ll also want to pack reusable/ disposable dishware and utensils; bring containers to store your food and for leftovers. Don’t forget the music – make a playlist ahead of time and take portable speakers to enjoy your favorite tunes. Additional activities like card games, cornhole, football, volleyball etc. can also be a lot of fun.

That’s it! That’s all you need to pack for the perfect outdoor picnic! Share your summer picnic essentials with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and use #StellaRosa for a chance to be featured!

Stellabrate Cinco de Mayo

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We’re big fans of Mexican food so when Cinco de Mayo rolls around we get really excited planning out our food and drink options. Today we’re getting you ready for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations and turning them into stellabrations. If tequila isn’t really your thing, don’t worry because we’re pairing your favorite Stella Rosa wines and sister brand Bodega Sangria with our top food picks for the big fiesta.

First up, we’re teaming up with our sister brand, Bodega Sangria and making a fun and festive sangria bar because ice-cold, fresh and fruity sangria goes hand in hand with Cinco de Mayo festivities. Top your drink with plenty of fruits and ice and get ready to dig in.

Second up, the best party food on the planet – nachos. You can’t go wrong with this snack food. It goes with everything and pairs perfectly with Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria wines. Have fun with this one. Add all your favorite toppings and keep in mind, bigger is actually better in this case. Have enough space to lay out all the chips and toppings and you’ve got yourself the perfect dish to feed a large crowd.

Stock up on chips, salsa, and guacamole because you’re all set to stellabrate with Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria wines (purchase Bodega Sangria here). Share with us all your Cinco de Mayo celebrations by tagging us in your photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate.

Purchase Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria at your local retailer or shop online from San Antonio Winery.

The Slice Is Right!

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Pizza is life. *Mic drop*

Anyone who disagrees is not living right – they must have a pizza their soul missing and we hope they find it very soon.

For the rest of us right-minded individuals: if there is any way that the pizza-indulging experience can get any better, it would be by having some Stella Rosa wine to drink on the side. So what if pizza and wine together isn’t the norm? It’s delicious, it’s casual, it’s got no frills, and it’s going to make the others salivate in jealousy and awe.

*Drum roll please*
We present to you – the ultimate guide to pairing Stella Rosa wine and your favorite pizzas:

Runner-up pairings: Mushroom & onion pizza with Stella Rosa Rosso, Margherita Pizza also with Stella Rosa Rosso, and BBQ Pizza with Stella Rosa Brachetto.

Stella Rosa wines can be purchased at your local stores or at San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Paso Robles. Online purchases of Stella Rosa wines are also an option – just go to SanAntonioWinery.com.

Now that you’ve got your wine, put in that call for pizza delivery! Share your pizza party photos with us on Instagram and Twitter with #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate.

Hop Until You Drop And Win. Happy Easter! – ENDED

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Welcome to the Stella Rosa Easter Egg Hunt!

The Stella Rosa Easter Bunny has hidden 3 eggs around the Stella Rosa cocktail page of the website; one egg contains a Stella Rosa prize pack that you’re definitely going to want to get!

Our Easter Egg Hunt and ends Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.

What you’ll want to know:

1) All 3 eggs are hidden immediately on the cocktail page of the website: http://stellarosawines.com/cocktails/.

2) Each egg will be clickable and will take you to another page; if this second page is not Easter Egg Hunt- related, keep looking! Follow the directions on that page in order to be entered to get the prize pack.

3) Coupon codes for the prize pack will be emailed out on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Good luck!

21+ only. Contest ends 4/16/17.

CLICK HERE TO START HUNTING FOR THE EASTER EGGS!

Host a Backyard Movie Night

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Hosting a movie night shouldn’t be challenging as long as you have the right essentials to make it a great time. With that said, the perfect party will have plenty of popcorn, desserts, and lots and lots of Stella Rosa wine. Here’s everything you need to throw the coolest backyard movie night this season that will work well into the summer.

1. Backyard – This one’s a given. Make sure you have plenty of space to lay your blankets and pillows out, preferably near a white wall (white sheet will work too).
2. Projector – If you don’t already have one, ask a buddy to loan you one for the night, or check Amazon or Craigslist for good deals. If these aren’t the best options for you, Google search some places near you that rent them out for a day for a minimal fee.
3. Pick a flick – Know your audience and choose a movie that everyone can enjoy. You really can’t go wrong with comedies!
4. All the treats – Probably the most important one because what’s a movie night without treats? A boring one that we would definitely pass on, that’s for sure!

Since we’re all about snacks, make sure you fill your set up with Stella Rosa wines – we went with Stella Minis and added straws to make things simple. Don’t skip the sweet and savory combos of popcorn and desserts. A variety of flavors will give your guests plenty of options.

Keep an ice bucket on hand to keep your wine nice and cold. Refill your bar cart as the supplies start to run low, your guests will appreciate it. You’re all set to host a fun filled movie night with Stella Rosa wines!

Find Stella Rosa wines at your local retailer or shop online or in-store from San Antonio Winery.

Jelly Beans – An Overlooked Treat to Enjoy with Stella Rosa!

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Jelly Beans – either you used to eat them, or you still do. But we’re willing to bet that if we matched some of them (the more traditional flavors) with Stella Rosa wines, you’ll dig right in without time to waste! April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day and we’re going to make sure you Stellabrate it the right way. Here are our favorite Stella Rosa wine and Jelly Bean pairings!


Stella Rosa Rosso & Strawberry Jam Jelly Beans

Stella Rosa Platinum & Green Apple Jelly Beans

Stella Rosa Pink & Strawberry Cheesecake Jelly Beans


Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti & Tutti-Fruitti Jelly Beans

Stella Rosa Red & Raspberry Jelly Beans

Stella Rosa Berry & Mixed Berry Smoothie Jelly Beans


Stella Rosa Black & Wild Blackberry Jelly Beans


Stella Rosa Peach & Peach Jelly Beans

Pairing Stella Rosa with Jelly Beans really cannot get much simpler or easier than that, so enjoy!

Show off how you’re doing National Jelly Bean Day on Instagram and Twitter with #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate.

Stella Rosa wines can be purchased online or at your local retailer.

Macarons and Stella Rosa Wine are the Perfect Duo

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If you know Stella Rosa, you know our wines are bursting with flavor. They’re lightly sparkling and refreshingly sweet, just the way we like it. We’re also particular about our desserts, because what makes wine taste even better? When it’s paired with something equally delicious!

Macarons are not only delicious in every bite, but they also come in an array of flavors. We paired our award-winning Moscato Rosé these delicate treats and it is an experience you won’t want to pass up.


Stella Rosa wine and macarons also make for a beautiful display the next time you’re hosting friends and family at your place. Stella Minis are the perfect size for these handheld desserts, making it the cutest mid-afternoon or after dinner ensemble.

If this flavorful pairing makes you smile, be sure to share some photos with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate. Stella Rosa wines can be purchased online or at your local retailer. Enjoy!

Can You See It?

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Your Stella Rosa Wine + Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Guide

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The wait is over – your guide to pairing those undeniable Girl Scout Cookies with your favorite Stella Rosa Wines is here! As if one or the other on their own wasn’t addicting enough… Try out our pairing recommendations below – consider it the 21+ way to enjoy Girl Scout Cookies.

Lemonades & Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti, on the rocks

A zesty lemon shortbread cookie and a glass of Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti on the rocks is picturesque of a warm Summer beach day. Oh we long for those days…

Thin Mints & Stella Rosa Rosso, chilled

Thin Mints are neither too chocolate-y nor too minty. They’re just right. Just like how Stella Rosa Rosso, chilled, is just right.

Trefoils & Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose

We hate to love shortbread cookies because of their buttery richness. Wash each bite down with a sip of Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose and suddenly you won’t feel so guilty anymore!

Savannah Smiles & Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco

Savannah Smiles cookies are lemon-flavored and coated in powdered sugar. They’re melt-in-your-mouth goodness and are enhanced even more with Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco.

Toffee Tastic & Stella Rosa Peach

Sweet, buttery and sprinkled with tiny bits of toffee, Toffee Tastic cookies and Stella Rosa Peach go quite well together; it’s a delightful surprise.

Cranberry Citrus Crisps & Stella Rosa Imperiale Orange Moscato

It’s in the name – the light orange finish of Stella Rosa Imperiale Orange Moscato will complement the cookie’s citrus-y kick. Party in your mouth!

Caramel Delites/ Samoas & Stella Rosa Imperiale Brachetto

These chewy cookies are all about caramel, chocolate, and coconut – that’s a lot of flavor. The best Stella Rosa to stand up to all those flavors? Stella Rosa Imperiale Brachetto.

Peanut Butter Patties/ Tagalongs & Stella Rosa Black, chilled

Enjoy a glass of chilled Stella Rosa Black. This wine’s pronounced blackberry and blueberry flavors will go great with these peanut butter cookies. It’s almost like a peanut butter and berry jelly combo!

Do-Si-Dos & Stella Rosa Platinum

Oatmeal on the outside, creamy peanut butter on the inside. Do the Do-Si-Do with Stella Rosa Platinum and discover a newfound joy.

We know what you’re thinking – “WOW.” Yeah, Stella Rosa wine and Girl Scout cookies go together dangerously well. So with that said, enjoy!

Share your joy with us on Instagram and Twitter with #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate. Stella Rosa wines can be purchased online or at your local retailer.

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.

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!

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