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3 MUST-Have Memorial Day Dishes

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It’s almost Memorial Day, which means time to start thinking about what you’re going to eat! Whether you’re planning on preparing a simple meal for family and friends, attending a potluck or if you’re hosting a full on dinner party, these 3 delightful dishes will make an excellent addition to any Memorial Day Stellabration.

1. Summer Ever After Salad 

2. Picnic In The Park Pies

3. Keep Calm and Kebab ON

Stellabrate With Our Patriotic Sleeves! 

Stellabrate Memorial Day

What’s the perfect meal without the right drink for the occasion? And for Memorial Day, it doesn’t get better than your favorite Stella Rosa flavors wrapped in our exclusive patriotic collectable art sleeves!

See our wines locator to find out who’s selling Stella Rosa wines near you or visit our online store to shop now.

S’more Marshmallow Pops

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Here’s your super easy Marshmallow Pops recipe, great for any upcoming party or summer gathering! These pops are simple, decadent and practically effortless. This is an endless fun foodie dessert your friends will love. Roll them in sprinkles, coconut, crushed nuts, graham cracker crumbs, finely chopped candy bars, or anything you’re craving. Pair these delicious treats with a chilled glass of Stella Rosa wine and have a Stellabration. All you need is…

Ingredients
One bag of Marshmallows
Chocolate
Your choice of topping (sprinkles, coconut, crushed nuts, graham cracker crumbs, etc.)
Lollipop sticks
Small cellophane bags (if you want to wrap them up)

~ Directions ~

1. Push a lollipop stick into each marshmallow.
2. Melt some chocolate. You will probably need 4-8 oz. of chocolate, depending on how many marshmallows you dip.
3. Dip one marshmallow at a time into the chocolate.
4. Allow excess chocolate to drip off, then sprinkle your choice of topping onto the chocolate.
5. Set the marshmallow pop (stick down) in a mug to allow the chocolate to set (you can put the mug of pops in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes).

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Popcorn Confetti Bundt Cake

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Indulge yourself! This easy-to-make and extravagantly delicious dessert will not only make your stresses go away but will impress the lucky people you share it with. This is our take on the Popcorn Confetti Bundt Cake, featured on Food Network’s The Kitchen, and we’re enjoying it with our favorite wine, Stella Rosa® Rosso.

Ingredients:

Non-stick cooking spray

5 cups plain popcorn

5 cups caramel popcorn

1 cup macadamia nuts

9 cups marshmallows

5 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 teaspoons sprinkles

Instructions:

1. Spray Bundt pan with non-stick spray.
2. Chop macadamia nuts.
3. Combine plain popcorn, caramel popcorn, and macadamia nuts in a large bowl.
4. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
5. Add marshmallows and stir until they are melted.
6. Pour the popcorn mixture into the melted marshmallows and stir until all the popcorn is coated.
7. Transfer to the Bundt pan and let sit for 1 hour to set
8. Turn the pan upside-down onto a serving platter to release the cake.
9. Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles.

Enjoy this with a chilled glass of Stella Rosa® Rosso for the perfect afternoon treat. Find Stella Rosa Rosso at your local retailer or shop in-store or online from San Antonio Winery!

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Have a Spectacular Stella Galentine’s day!

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Calling all ladies for this special Stellabration! Galentine’s day is the perfect way to celebrate your favorite gal-pals or as Leslie Knope puts it, “Ladies celebrating ladies.” After all, ladies, whether in a relationship or not, deserve a day too and that day is February 13th.

We’ve got a fun and festive cocktail explicitly for you and your gals. Cheers!

Chocolate Strawberry Cocktail

3 parts Stella Rosa Berry
Chocolate Wine
Fresh strawberry bits
Strawberry for garnish

Stella Rosa Berry can be purchased at your local retailer or shop in-store or online from San Antonio Winery! Share your Galentine’s stellabrations with us by using #StellaRosa, and be sure to follow us on Twitter, and Facebook!

Eat, Drink, and Be (Rose)Mary

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With the holidays in full swing, we want to make sure you have your cocktails in order.  Whether you’re hosting this year or not, Stella Rosa Wines is the way to go!  Stellabrate this festive season with Eat, Drink, and Be (Rose)Mary Stella Rosa specialty cocktail.

Ingredients:

Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti

Rosemary

Lemon

Instructions:

Fill flutes with Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti.

Squeeze in lemon juice.

Slowly add in tall rosemary stalk (careful not to allow the wine to overflow).

Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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

Hot Cocoa

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When you were a kid, hot cocoa made everything better, well the rule still applies as an adult and we’re stepping it up with Stella Rosa!  Stella Rosa Hot Cocoa cocktail is sure to keep you warm and feeling good throughout the chilly winter nights ahead.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Stella Rosa Red

1 cup milk

2/3 cup water

6 oz. bittersweet chocolate

1 pinch kosher salt

Mint leaves

Small candy canes

Instructions:

Bring chocolate and wine to a simmer.

Whisk until all chocolate is melted.

Add water, milk, and salt.

Bring to a boil and continue whisking (3 minutes).

Serve with mint or candy canes, if desired.

For more Stella Rosa specialty cocktails, click here.  To shop your season must-haves click here.

Taste the Magic with a Sparkling Apple Cider

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we’re going to make it even more wonderful for you! Try out our Sparkling Apple Cider cocktail that is made with some of your favorite holiday ingredients! Plus, this recipe is made for sharing, so go on – invite your friends and family!

You’ll need:

Grab a pitcher and combine all the ingredients. Let the flavors mix for a few hours in the fridge. When ready to serve, pour the drink over ice and garnish with an apple slice or an orange slice.

Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato can be purchased at your local retailer or from San Antonio Winery in-store or online. Remember to capture your memories and share them with us on Instagram and Twitter by using #StellaRosa, #Stellabrate, and #TasteTheMagic!

Take A Sip Down Candy Cane Lane

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There is always a sense of magic in the air during the holiday season, and our Candy Cane Lane cocktail brings you that holiday magic that you can literally taste! This specialty cocktail of ours is the perfect drink to have at any and all of your holiday parties. There is just a tiny bit of work and waiting involved to get these made, but trust us, it’s well-worth it!

Ingredients
• 4 parts Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco
• 1 part peppermint vodka
• Chocolate chips
• Candy canes

Instructions
1. Crush the candy canes into small pieces and place them in a bowl.
2. Melt the chocolate over the stove or in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring repeatedly.
3. Dip the rims of your serving glasses into the melted chocolate, and then roll them in the candy cane bits.
4. Place the glasses in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.
5. When ready to serve, fill the glasses first with the peppermint vodka then with the Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco.

Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco can be purchased at your local retailer or at San Antonio Winery in-store or online. Make sure you share your holiday memories with us by using #StellaRosa and #TasteTheMagic on your Instagram and Twitter posts!

Stella Red Cranberry Sauce

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Not sure what to bring to your Thanksgiving gathering this year? We got you! How about a sweet and simple cranberry sauce that is made with Stella Rosa Red? If that intrigues you, keep reading because all you need is just a few ingredients and a bottle of your favorite Stella Rosa to get you started on this savory and sweet side dish.

Ingredients:
• ¾ cup Stella Rosa Red
• ½ cup water
• 12 whole cloves
• 12 oz. fresh cranberries
• ½ cup (packed) brown sugar

Directions:
1. Bring Stella Rosa Red, water, and cloves to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Once boiling, reduce heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
3. Discard the cloves.
4. Add the cranberries and brown sugar. Bring heat back up to medium-high until boiling.
5. Once boiling, reduce heat again and simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until cranberries pop. Stir frequently.
6. Remove from heat and transfer sauce to a bowl. Allow it to cool completely before covering and refrigerating until ready to serve

And there you have it – Stella Rosa infused cranberry sauce is simple, fresh, and perfectly delicious for your Thanksgiving Day stellabrations. Find Stella Rosa at your local retailer or purchase online or in-store from San Antonio Winery.

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Fruit Wine Smoothies

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Smoothies scream summer. They are icy, full of delicious fruits and one of the best ways to cool down on a hot summer day. Obviously we found it necessary to add Stella Rosa and turn it into a refreshing adults-only summer beverage.

Here are our top go-to wine smoothie recipes that we will have on rotation throughout Summer.

Berry Whirl
• 8 oz. Stella Rosa Berry
• 1 cup frozen blueberries
• 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
• Crushed ice

Pretty in Pink Cooler
• 4 oz. Stella Rosa Pink
• 4 oz. frozen strawberries
• 1 ¼ cup frozen mixed berries
• Crushed ice
• Strawberry slice for garnish

Juice-A-Peel
• 8 oz. Stella Rosa Peach
• 1 cup orange juice
• ¼ cup frozen mango
• Crushed ice

Never Mellow Yellow
• 8 oz. Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti
• 1 cup frozen pineapple
• ¼ cup frozen peaches
• Crushed ice

Easy to make – even easier to drink! Choose your favorite recipe and create your summer smoothies with Stella Rosa wines and share them with us on social media using #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate for a chance to be featured on our sites!

Moscato Rosé Spritzer

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Easy, refreshing, and delicious – this Stella Rosa Moscato Rosé wine spritz is a warm weather cocktail fave. Summer is just around the corner and it’s only fitting that you start to enjoy it with the most refreshing and delicious Stella Rosa wines.

Whether you’re planning a backyard BBQ with all your friends, hosting an intimate dinner party, or just looking for something to keep you cool and enjoy on the weekends, Stella Rosa Moscato Rosé is the summer wine for you.

Enjoy a cool wine spritzer by adding ice and a splash of sparkling mineral water to enhance the bubbles and richness to your Stella Rosa Moscato Rosé wine. Don’t forget to keep your pinks chilled. If you’re craving something a tab bit sweeter, you can also substitute sparkling water with lemon-lime soda for an additional sweetness, or simply add fresh fruits.

There you have it, your new summer wine is ready for you to enjoy and share with friends and family. Find Stella Rosa wines at your local retailer or shop online from San Antonio Winery today.

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.

Prosecco Citrus Pops

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As the weather starts to warm up, we are constantly looking for ways to stay refreshed and today we have the perfect frozen treat to keep you cool. Stella Rosa Prosecco citrus popsicles – that’s right, you’re favorite childhood snack just stepped up its game! This simple recipe will have you enjoying these pops all throughout spring and well into summer.

Here’s what you need:
Ingredients:
• Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco
• Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Orange
• Oranges (1-2)
• Limes (1-2)
• Popsicle molds
• Ice cube trays
• Wooden popsicle sticks

Directions:
1. Slice your oranges and limes into small, thin slices (small enough to fit into your popsicle molds and ice cube trays).
2. Place the orange and lime slices into the molds and ice cube trays.
3. Pour Stella Rosa Prosecco and Moscato Orange into the popsicle molds and ice cube trays. Tip: for ice cube tray pops, let them freeze for about 45-60 minutes before placing the wooden popsicle sticks in the center.
4. Let popsicles and ice cubes freeze for 4-5 hours or overnight.

Enjoy immediately or place into your glass for a delicious frozen garnish that will add the perfect citrus taste to any Stella Rosa wine or fruity cocktail. Visit www.stellarosawines.com/cocktails to try out some of our cocktails this weekend. Don’t forget to share your creations with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate in the captions for a chance to be featured on our channels.

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.