Holiday entertaining is one of my favorites. I love bringing family and friends together through festive parties with personal touches. The holidays have a way of becoming more stressful than enjoyable, especially when it comes to entertaining. Fortunately, we have some easy ideas that will make your get-together polished, unique, and stress-free. 

Do Yourself a Favor

Don’t forget the party favors! These Korbel California Champagne mini bottles are the perfect festive gift for guests and are just the right size for a personal serving of bubbly.

  • Korbel California Champagne 375ml bottles
  • Festive paper straws
  • Wine bottle accessories
  • Wooden crate (or basket)

Step-by-Step Holiday Bar Set Up

Hosting for a crowd this holiday? Create an effortless bar set-up to make drink mixing simple and efficient for a large group by allowing guests to serve themselves. Step 1: Choose Your Spirit – Set out a variety of spirits for your guests to choose from as the base for their cocktail. We like to offer…

Five Festive Must-Mix Holiday Cocktails

Whether you’re hosting a spirited soiree or enjoying a quiet evening at home, these festive cocktails are a must on your drink menu this season. Great for batching for large groups or creating single servings, we’ve got a variety of fun cocktails for everyone to enjoy this holiday. 5 servings: 1 cold bottle (750mL) Korbel…

Host a Wine-Themed Party this Holiday

We’re all about a ‘spirited’ holiday, but don’t forget about the vino! Host an intimate wine-themed holiday party to celebrate the season. With these simple tips, you’ll have an elegant and festive set-up to enjoy with friends. Our favorite hosting tip: Have guests trade their phone for a glass of wine at the door. The best part…

Holiday Bar Cart Essentials for the Host

A bar cart is an easy way to get festive and take some stress off the host (or hostess) while entertaining for the holidays. We’ve got tips to help you properly stock your bar cart so that your guests can get involved and you can spend less time mixing cocktails. Here’s what you’ll need… 1….

Wine-Themed Gift Baskets

Looking for holiday gift ideas? The wine-enthusiast in your life will love this hand-picked gift basket complete with their favorite wine accessories. Here’s everything you need to assemble your own personalized gift basket… Spice It Up: Purchase spices, herbs, pasta and olive oil in bulk and transfer them into unique glass jars for a special…

Woodford Reserve Marinated Rack of Lamb

This gorgeous, bourbon-inspired dish is a must for your holiday menu. You know we’re all about easy, time-saving tips, but the holidays call for something extra special and this elegant recipe is well-worth each step.

  • (3) racks of lamb, 1 1/4 lb each, trimmed of excess fat and sinew
  • 1/4 cup Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 2 cups mild olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 5 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 tsps coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint

Do-It-Yourself Thanksgiving Decor

This easy DIY thankful wreath is a creative way to add a personal touch to your holiday decor. First, you’ll need a plain wreath frame and a variety of items to dress it up. Every part of the wreath can be personalized, so feel free to get creative with your wreath shape, material and colors. We…

Festive Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece

Fall is in the air! With simple fall decorating ideas like this pumpkin flower vase you’ll be ready for the changing leaves and pumpkin patch. A simple and effortless idea for a centerpiece for your fall, thanksgiving or holiday gathering. To make this fall centerpiece simply cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin…

Bar Cart: Punch Royale

 A bar cart provides a perfect place to set up a signature cocktail area. For the holidays, I love creating a punch you can personalize and using red touches on the cart with whimsical glasses. My go-to holiday punch is made with champagne & Chambord and is always a crowd-pleaser. Punch Royale 8 oz Chambord…

Light it Up

For an effortless, wine-themed piece that will never go out of style, create a candle centerpiece with wine corks. Simply use two hurricane vases (one larger and one smaller), add a candle to the smaller vase and place wine corks between the vases. You can use old corks or purchase corks at many home goods…

Mistletoe Martini

  • 1 1/2 oz Finlandia Mango Vodka
  • 1 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 splash Triple Sec

Mimosa Bar

A mimosa bar is a perfect way to offer your guests cocktails in a simple way. Choose from a variety of juices, fruit, herbs and champagne to create your own, unique Mimosa Bar. Here’s what you need to create a wow-worthy Mimosa Bar: Fresh raspberries, strawberries & blueberries Herb including mint, rosemary & sage Juices…

Holiday with Honey

  • 1 1/2 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
  • 1/2 oz hazelnut liqueur
  • 3 oz hot coffee
  • 1/2 oz heavy cream

Holiday Roast

2.5 tbsp water 1 tablespoon cornstarch 10 small red potatoes 1 white onion cut in large pieces 3 cups baby carrots Salt and ground pepper to taste 1 beef roast Worcestershire sauce Add water and corn starch to slow cooker and top with potatoes, onions and carrots. Add salt and pepper and stir. Add meat…

Holiday Sparkler

  • 1 oz. Finlandia Mango Flavored Vodka
  • 2 oz. Pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz Korbel Brut California Champagne

Fruit and Cinnamon Sticks

Slice citrus fruits to add color and cinnamon sticks to add a special touch. Perfect for the holiday season.

Cranberries and Sugar

Perfect for the holidays and a bar cart essential.

Punch Royale

  • 1 cold bottle (750mL) Korbel Brut California Champagne
  • 4 oz Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
  • 4 oz Cranberry juice (chilled)
  • Raspberries and/or blackberries

Appetizer Platter

Mix and match a variety of cheeses, fruits and meats for your guests. Olives, berries, pomegranate seeds, salami, cheeses and crackers make perfect appetizers!      

A Holiday-Worthy Manhattan

Eat, Drink and Be Merry. That’s right, it’s officially time to spread that holiday cheer. What better way to celebrate than with a bourbon cocktail?

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