December 5, 2022

Hometown Holiday

Dig up the snow gear that has been hidden away, bake fresh cookies and break out the wrapping paper – the holidays are officially here! The holidays also mean one thing, all your friends and family are back in one place.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season and host a casual and cozy holiday party at your home. Everyone will appreciate the intentional break to slow down and catch up on what has happened in each other's lives throughout the year.

Light a bonfire in the backyard to give friends a central gathering place to swap gifts, or if the weather is too frightful, turn on the fireplace and get cozy with blankets. Whether you're gifting a homemade present or gift card to your friend's favorite coffee shop, the gang will be excited to be back together again.

Don't forget to take photos of each other while opening gifts to capture the true holiday spirit shining through! You can even create an online photo album to share the night's memories with your friends.

Of course, no holiday party is complete without tasty treats and even better drinks. KORBEL Sweet Rosé is the perfect choice to spark holiday cheer! When paired with our holiday appetizer suggestions, it's sure to be a night of happiness!

Cocktail Meatballs

  • Ingredients
    • 2 pounds lean ground beef
    • ½ small onion finely diced
    • ½ cup breadcrumbs
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 ½ cups ketchup
    • ¾ cup grape jelly
  • Directions
    • Preheat oven to 350 F.
    • Combine ground beef, onion, breadcrumbs, eggs and pepper and roll into 1” meatballs. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
    • Combine ketchup and grape jelly in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until jelly melts and boil for one minute.
    • Toss in meatballs and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
    • Remove from stove and serve.

Chicken Teriyaki Wontons

  • Ingredients
    • ½ pound chicken breast
    • Salt (to taste)
    • Pepper (to taste)
    • ½ cup teriyaki marinade
    • 1 scallion roughly chopped
    • ½ package wonton wrappers
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Directions
    • Preheat oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place chicken on baking sheet and season top side only with salt and pepper. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through. Let sit for 15 minutes and cut into four pieces.
    • Preheat oven to 350 F, and line another baking sheet with aluminum foil.
    • Combine chicken pieces with teriyaki sauce and chopped scallion in a food processor and pulse until it reaches a uniform consistency.
    • Place filling on the wonton paper and seal.
    • Brush the tops of the wontons with oil and bake for 10 minutes before flipping to bake for an additional five minutes.
    • Let cool for three minutes and serve.

Shrimp Cocktail

  • Ingredients
    • 2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
    • ½ teaspoon sea salt
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 lemon cut into wedges
    • ½ cup ketchup
    • ½ cup mild chili sauce
    • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
    • 1 ½ tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • Directions
    • Preheat oven to 450 F and thaw shrimp and rinse under cold water, then dry.
    • Place shrimp on large, rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
    • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until pink.
    • Combine ketchup, mild chili sauce, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.

Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.