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Cotton Candy RoséPosted on January 17, 2023 in Recipes
- 1/2 bottle of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur – chilled
- 1 bottle of Wilson Creek Rosé Sparkling – chilled
- Pink Cotton Candy
- Edible Gold Hearts
- Pour half a bottle of St. Germain into your pitcher
- Add in your bottle of Wilson Creek Rosé Sparkling and stir well; Chill until ready to serve
- Then place your cotton candy on top of your champagne flutes
- When it’s time to enjoy take their cotton candy flute and pour the Rosé cocktail over the cotton candy to make a beautiful pink drink
- Sprinkle your edible gold hearts over the top for a beautiful pop of color and detail
Cheers To That!
New Year’s SparklerPosted on December 29, 2022 in Recipes
The countdown to the New Year is officially on! Sparkling Wine cocktails are, of course, perfect for Christmas and also make the ideal New Year’s Eve cocktail. May we suggest our New Year’s Sparkler? It’s the loveliest, tastiest sparkling cocktail for either holiday…or both!
- 1/2 bottle Berry-flavored vodka; chilled
- 1 Cup Pomegranate juice; chilled
- 1 bottle of Wilson Creek Rosé Sparkling; chilled
In a punch bowl or large pitcher, combine all of the ingredients.
Serve and garnish with raspberries.
ChristmosasPosted on December 19, 2022 in Recipes
This Christmas Cocktail is inspired by Delish’s Christmosa with a Wilson Creek twist! A festive and refreshing cocktail for all of your upcoming festivities that only takes about 10 minutes to make and looks so pretty on your buffet table!
1 C. green grapes, halved
1 C. pomegranate seeds
1 C. red sparkling grape juice; chilled
Christmas Cookie Wine PairingsPosted on December 15, 2022 in Wine & Food
Our Top Christmas Cookie & Wine Pairing Recommendations
Traditions play a big role in making the holiday season so much fun! Here at Wilson Creek, we have a lot of fun with our traditional Wassail we enjoy every year. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser and very popular with our wine club family.
With Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve and many other reasons to gather with loved ones, having fun & fresh ideas are always a great compliment to those traditions.
Christmas Cookies are almost compulsory when it comes to the holiday season; one of America’s most popular traditions. Another very popular holiday tradition?… Wine, of course! So why not combine the two and make it that much more special!
Here are a few recipes that will delight your guest’s palates and warm their hearts.
SUGAR COOKIES with Chardonnay or Brut Sparkling Wine
GINGERBREAD COOKIES with Angelica Cream Sherry or 2020 Zinfandel
SNICKER DOODLE COOKIES with Plethora
BUTTER COOKIES COOKIES with Chardonnay or Coconut Sparkling Wine
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES with VS Cabernet-Zinfandel or ZSM
PEANUT BUTTER KISS COOKIES with Decadencia Chocolate Port or Almond Sparkling Wine
OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES with VS White Cabernet
CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINT COOKIES with Double-Dog Red or Rosé Sparkling Wine
The great thing about traditions is that there is always room to make new ones. So while you’re enjoying the holidays with your loved ones, maybe try a few of these pairings and see if any are worthy of a new tradition.
We have a feeling you won’t be disappointed.
All of us at Wilson Creek Winery warmly wish you a Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year!
How to Use a Personalized Wine Bottle to Make A Memorable GiftPosted on December 5, 2022 in Lifestyle
Whether it’s for a birthday, baby shower, or wedding, a personalized wine bottle is the perfect gift!
In a world of Amazon and Etsy, it can be hard to find a gift to give someone who already has it all. It is even more important to find a gift that shows how much you care about them during a milestone in their life. With a personalized wine bottle, you are giving them a gift they can enjoy and cherish forever as they display the bottle in their home!
At Wilson Creek Winery, we offer beautiful personalized wine bottles for special occasions, gift-giving, and more. Here’s everything you need to know when creating the perfect personalized wine gift:
How to decide which wine to personalize:
Before you begin customizing the label on the wine gift you’ll first need to choose the wine you think the recipient will enjoy. For the white wine drinkers, we offer a custom label on our “Yes Dear” Chardonnay. For the sparkling wine drinkers, we offer our custom labels on a wide selection of our sparkling. Lastly for the red wine drinkers, we offer a custom label on our Cabernet Sauvignon. The pricing of each of these bottles and the selection of sparkling wine is available here!
How to create a custom label:
Once you’ve chosen the perfect wine, the next step is to create the personalized wine bottle label. Our custom label maker on our website allows you to choose from a variety of templates that have have already been created.
To begin, you select the wine you want to customize, then choose single bottle or a case. Next, you will be taken to a page with all our label templates. Here we have labels for a birthday to an anniversary and everything in between. On these templates you can add your own text and on certain labels even upload your own picture! When you are customizing these labels, there are a variety of fonts, font colors, and font sizes for you to choose from. It was important for us to offer you options so that you can make this label your own! If you are looking for a label that differs from one of our templates, contact email@example.com and we will be able to assist you in creating your dream label!
How long will it take to receive this gift?
All labels are designed, and produced in house, and printed on a high quality, water-resistant label stock. Our turnaround time is approximately 3 business days from the time the order has been placed (not including shipping time.) If you are local to the winery, you may also choose to pick up your personalized wine bottle order. If you need a gift in a hurry, we do offer an expedited option to meet your time frame. Just give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate your request!
The next time that you find yourself stumped with trying to find the perfect gift, skip the mall and amazon! Instead, head over to our website and create the perfect personalized wine gift!