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Game Day Finger Foods

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

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.

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!

Feeling Thankful…And Hungry!

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Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. It’s that special time of the year we get a break from our hectic schedules and can reconnect with friends and family while devouring our favorite comfort foods.

Although we love traditional favorites, the best Thanksgiving menu includes both classic family recipes and dishes with a modern twist. Feast your eyes on some of these Thanksgiving food and wine pairings featuring Maddalena Wines, San Simeon Wines, Stella Rosa, and Bodega Sangria!

Stuffing & Maddalena Pinot Grigio

A light white wine like Maddalena Pinot Grigio has the perfect flavor profile to elevate the rich and savory flavors in a buttery stuffing, allowing the strong array of spices and herbs to come through. When pairing wine with foods, it’s important to make sure that the flavors complement each other. Stuffing has such a distinct flavor that when selecting a wine to pair with it, we wanted to choose a wine with a delicate flavor, making Maddalena Pinot Grigio the perfect fit.

Classic Mashed Potatoes & Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose

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This pairing had us at mashed potatoes! But to add some finesse to our childhood favorite, we added Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose and fell in love all over again! Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose gives some pep to the mashed potatoes’ step with its notes of apricots and wildflower. The fizz in Imperiale Moscato Rose left us wanting more!

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole & San Simeon Chardonnay

The bright fruit flavors of San Simeon Chardonnay pairs nicely with creamy sweet potato casserole. We made a salted pecan crust for our sweet potato casserole, bringing out even more of the toasty vanilla flavors in the wine.

Truffled Mac and Cheese & Stella Rosa Rosso

A hearty dish like Truffled Mac & Cheese requires a sturdy, distinct wine to pair with. And that perfect wine is Stella Rosa Rosso. It brightens up the nutty truffle flavors and mellows out the zingy cheesy goodness.

Glazed Maple Carrots & Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti

The most delicious and easiest way we like to eat our veggies is with Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti! We used fresh carrots and marinated them in maple syrup and cinnamon until they were soft. Moscato D’Asti has notes of honey, pear, and apricot, creating a nectarous flavor combination.

Buttermilk Cornbread & Maddalena Muscat Canelli

The deliciousness of crumbly buttermilk cornbread paired with semi-sweet Maddalena Muscat Canelli is a flavor we are thankful for!  The mild sweetness of the cornbread and wine creates a smooth, delicious, and refreshing fusion of flavors.

Corn Pudding & Bodega Sangria

We couldn’t leave Bodega Sangria out of the Thanksgiving mix. Bodega Sangria cut the hearty creaminess of the corn pudding nicely, leaving room for our palate to taste our favorite sangria that bursts with notes of fresh citrus fruit and cinnamon.

Pumpkin Pie & Stella Rosa Peach

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Our Thanksgiving dinner was so delicious, we almost thought of skipping dessert, but we just couldn’t bring ourselves to leave out the classic Thanksgiving indulgence, pumpkin pie! When selecting a wine to pair with it, we began thinking of the robust pumpkin filling on the bed of flakey, buttery crust. Stella Rosa Peach brought out the nutty and slightly sweet flavors of the pumpkin and paired nicely with the creamy whipped topping.

Apple Pie & Stella Rosa Platinum

Okay, we know we already had pumpkin pie, but we figured, what’s Thanksgiving without apple pie!? And Thanksgiving is the time to indulge in our favorite foods, so we added one last pairing to our Thanksgiving menu: Apple Pie and Stella Rosa Platinum! Stella Rosa Platinum has a semi-sweet taste and wraps your palate in luscious notes of green apple and vanilla, the perfect complement for a slice of apple pie.

We have a lot to be thankful for, but most of all, we are thankful for all of you, our supporters! And because we are so thankful, we are giving away online promo codes for our wine! Follow Maddalena Wines, San Simeon Wines, Stella Rosa, and Bodega Sangria on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be the first to know about November and December’s giveaways and holiday specials!

 

10 Reasons to be Thankful for Stella Rosa Wine

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Stellabrate America Quiz – ENDED

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Exercise your right to vote! The Stella Rosa campaign trail has taken two of our best wines to the top and now it’s time for you to determine which of the two will stand as your favorite wine brand’s leader. Take our fun quiz to find out which Stella Rosa candidate you should be supporting! (And enter yourself into our giveaway to win a $50 online promo code). Polls close November 11, 2016.

Picnicking with Stella Babies

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We’re ready for the cooler temps and plan to take full advantage of the season change.  Get outside and enjoy the weather and company of your friends and family and host a fun autumn picnic with Stella Rosa Babies!

Here are a few tips to help you step up your picnic game:

  1. Pack enough Stella Babies to go around. Your friends will not be happy with you if there isn’t enough Stella Rosa to sip on, so make sure you pack the ice bucket and chill enough of these babies!
  2. Snacks, snacks, and more snacks.  If there’s one thing we love it’s wine, but food is a close second, so don’t forget the yummy that will pair well with the delicious flavors of Stella Rosso, Berry, Pink, Moscato, and Prosecco.
  3. Location, Location, Location. Nothing will ruin the moment more than not having the right picnic spot, so choose wisely.  Find a park that isn’t close to the highway so the loud traffic noises don’t ruin your catch up time with your friends.  Make sure to check the weather and choose a day that isn’t too cold, too hot, or forecasted to rain.
  4. Don’t forget the essentials. Corkscrew, blanket, food and Stella Rosa are musts, but a small portable speaker to play your favorite music is always a good idea too.

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Follow these simple steps and you’re well on your way to hosting the perfect fall picnic.  Find Stella Rosa at your local retailer or shop online or in-store from San Antonio Winery.

DIY Stella Rosa Checkers

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Fall is here and we’re kicking off the start of a new season by getting crafty with a fun DIY game that is perfect for your next backyard BBQ. Stella Rosa checkers! A classic game that is fun both indoors as well as outdoors! Our game is an adults-only version that is fun and very easy to make just follow our simple instructions below and you’ll have yourself your very own Stella Rosa checkers for your next group game night!

Download our Stella Rosa checkerboard PDF here.

Step one: Download and print out PDF (6 sheets total)

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Step two: Align each sheet together according to instructions on each page

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Step three: Cut out each sheet

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Step four: Glue sheets onto a large poster board

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You are now ready to get your game on with this exclusive and one of a kind Stella Rosa checkers game. Make sure you have enough of our new Stella Rosa 8.5 oz. aluminum bottles for a Platinum vs. Black challenge to make the game just a little bit more interesting.

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We want to see your Stella Rosa game nights, so make sure to tag us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and use #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate for a chance to be featured on our pages.

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

For game rules, click here!

 
 
 

#SpookyStellaween Photo Contest – ENDED

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 Spook up your Stellaween by winning a $100 Visa gift card and a case of Stella Rosa! Contest ends 10/31/16. Click below to learn the contest details and rules!

#GoStellaRosa Photo Contest – ENDED

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We’re giving away various prizes until 10/31/16 – enter your photo of your Stella Rosa Aluminums and increase your chances to win! Click below to learn more details!

Wine On The Go

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Stella Rosa’s newest and most convenient way to enjoy refreshing ice cold wine on the go is the 8.5 oz. aluminum single serving bottles. The smaller size bottle allows the wine to become colder faster than a full-size bottle and has a screw-off top, making it the perfect wine on the go! It’s perfect for parties and weekend adventures.
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Go and pick up the single serving size aluminum bottles in Black or Platinum flavors for your next party and look for new Stella Rosa wine flavors to be introduced in the aluminum single serving bottles at San Antonio Winery or your local retailer. Wine on the go has never been so easy or so fun!

Share your Stella Rosa ‘wine on the go’ picture on Instagram using #GoStellaRosa and you may be featured on the official Stella Rosa Instagram page! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for special offers, recipes and the newest Stella Rosa info!

Expect The Unexpected With A Different Breed of Red Wine

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At Stella Rosa, we are all about being bold, innovative and standing out from the crowd. This belief started nearly 15 years ago when we introduced our delicious and refreshing semi-sweet sparkling wine to the world, proving that wine can be fun, unique and sexy. Since then, we have introduced a total of 10 amazing flavors to our L’Originale lineup as well as six Imperiale champagne-style wines. The Stella Rosa wine collection continues to grow and has won multiple gold medal awards.

Although Stella Rosa Rosso is known as the classic Stella Rosa flavor, it’s anything but an ordinary red wine. In the past, red wines were only known to be dry and flat, but the Rosso changed all of that. Stella Rosa Rosso is a lightly sparkling and sweet red wine, bursting with flavors of ripe strawberry and red berry. It is best served chilled and goes with savory cheese, spicy Italian cuisine, or decadent chocolate deserts. Stella Rosa Rosso can even be enjoyed all by itself. The Rosso is in a class of its own, standing out against ordinary red wines.

What’s best is that Stella Rosa Rosso is available at stores nationwide or at San Antonio Winery so you can enjoy the unique taste of Rosso sweet red wine today. So instead of getting ordinary red wine, dare to be different and grab a bottle of Stella Rosa Rosso. Let us know how much you love Stella Rosa Rosso by sharing a photo on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter page, #StellaRosa. Visit our new site, stellarosawines.com for more info.

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