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Throughout the holiday season, Celebrate the Holidays California Wine Country Style. Enjoy special deals and offers from California wineries, along with winery events and activities around California, including tastings and demonstrations, tours, festivals, virtual tastings and more. Celebrating at home? We have entertaining ideas, wine pairings and recipe suggestions for every holiday occasion, inspired by California wine country. They are guaranteed to give you, your family and your friends a very memorable and tasty 2021 holiday season!
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California Wine Cocktails for the Holidays

Take holiday flavors to the next level with delicious wine-based cocktails. Our free e-book, “California Wine Cocktails for the Holidays”, features recipes for deliciously creative seasonal drinks such as the California Gold Rush—a blend of California Chardonnay, fresh lemon juice and lemon-thyme honey—and the Cranberry Rosé, made with California dry rosé wine, cranberry juice and orange bitters.

Whether you’re looking to create a savory drink with complex, spicy notes, or a light cocktail brightened with winter citrus, there’s a California varietal wine or blend to complement just about any occasion.

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Holiday Wine & Food Pairings

The holidays are right around the corner and we’re ready to embrace the spirit of the season with California wine and ideas on how to Celebrate the Holidays California Wine Country Style.  

Whether you’re planning for a crowd, small gathering or virtual get-together, we have entertaining suggestions for every holiday occasion, inspired by California’s wine country.
They are guaranteed to give you, your family and friends a very memorable and tasty 2021 holiday season!

Holiday Wine and Food Pairings For Any Occasion

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Looking for more wine and food pairings? The holiday season is one of the most popular times to host gatherings with an all-out meal.
No matter which holiday you’re celebrating and what type of meal you’re enjoying, we have many more recipes and pairing suggestions  for you.


Food and Wine Pairing Guide To Get You Through The Holidays

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Holidays with California Wine Around the World

No matter which time zone or country you’re in, you can Celebrate the Holidays California Wine Country Style. Enjoy these recipes from around the world with California wine pairings to put the jingle in your mingle.

Winter Berry Forest Cake in a Cup

Winter Berry Forest Cake in a Cup

Rich chocolate cake with rich blackberries, raspberries, and whipped cream. This decadent classic dessert is the perfect finale after a meal between good family or friends.
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Authentic Japanese Spare Ribs

Authentic Japanese Spare Ribs

This recipe for Japanese Spare Ribs was created by dining and style expert Yukiko Yamamoto. She pairs the succulent, meaty spare ribs with bold California Zinfandel. Make them yourself, and don't be afraid to double the recipe - there's a good chance this will become your new favorite rib recipe.
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Maple Almond Short Bread Cookies

Maple Almond Short Bread Cookies

Indulge your sweet tooth with these Canadian-inspired maple almond shortbread cookies. Local maple syrup sweetens these easy and buttery cookies while sliced almonds provide a delicious savoury crunch.
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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Warm, cozy, and flavourful, this French onion soup is made with rich beef stock and topped with melted swiss cheese. This timeless dish is easy to make in the comfort of your home and will warm the soul for days.
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Peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin topped with a creamy peppercorn sauce.

Steak au Poivre

This hearty French classic is the perfect dish for a cold Winter night. Peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin is grilled, or pan-seared to perfection and topped with a creamy peppercorn sauce.
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Bubble Squeak

Bubble and Squeak

For those who enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, might we suggest transforming those leftovers into Bubble and Squeak? This British dish was invented in the 18th century and gets its name from the audible bubbling up and squeaking sounds it makes while cooking over the fire. Our Bubble and Squeak recipe gets a California twist from superfood goodness.
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Pasta with Mushroom, Kale and Butternut Squash

Mushroom, Kale & Butternut Squash Pasta

As the weather turns chilly and the crisp autumn air has us gathering around a warm fire at night, this comfort food dish will be a sure hit that it will have you making it again and again. This Autumn-inspired Pasta showcases the best of the harvest season and pairs perfectly with a loaf of fresh crusty bread.
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