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