Celebrate the Holidays with 31 Days of California Wine-Friendly Recipes
Discover a New Recipe and California Wine Pairing Each Day; Browse Wine Country Events and Special Offers
SAN FRANCISCO — With the holidays just around the corner, California Wines is kicking off the holiday season with 31 days of festive recipes — all paired with Golden State wines. Each day in December, California Wines will post a new recipe link and wine pairing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for followers to share and enjoy throughout the season. The Holiday Recipe Countdown begins on Dec. 1 and runs through New Year’s Eve.
Featured recipes, inspired by California wine country, including ones from our partners, will include seasonal delights such as:
- Apple, Bacon & Toma Cheese Stacks, a deliciously simple appetizer from California Grown, layered with California Fuji apples, mild farmer cheese and a drizzle of hot honey — perfect with California Pinot Noir;
- Smashed Green Olive and Pistachio Burrata Bruschetta from Aida Mollenkamp of Salt & Wind Travel, a bright and citrusy companion for California Chardonnay;
- The Girl and the Fig Olive Relish from Discover California Wines, a terrific pairing for lighter-style California red wines like Grenache; and
- California 75 wine cocktail, a Golden State take on the classic lemon cocktail starring California sparkling wine and vermouth.
photo credit: Aida Mollenkamp
In addition to recipes, the holiday countdown will include inspirational ideas for entertaining such as a charcuterie wreath, made with cured meats, cheeses and California-grown fruits.
Join California Wineries for Holiday Events and Activities
Holiday revelers can also join wineries across the state as they host holiday celebrations and activities, including winter wine festivals, tastings, craft workshops, holiday market pop-ups, tree-lighting ceremonies, open house events and more. See the Discover California Wines website for details and updates.
Shop for Winery Gift Packs and Get Special Deals
Since this is the season of giving, many California wineries are creating special deals and offers such as holiday-themed wine gift packs and discounts on shipping, so there’s no better time to get gifting, or to purchase some special bottles for holiday feasts and festivities.
About Wine Institute
Established in 1934, Wine Institute is the public policy advocacy group of more than 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses that initiates and advocates state, federal and international public policy to enhance the environment for the responsible production, consumption and enjoyment of wine. The organization works to enhance the economic and environmental health of the state through its leadership in sustainable winegrowing and by showcasing California’s wine regions as ideal destinations for food and wine travelers to the state. To learn more about California wines, visit DiscoverCaliforniaWines.com
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