July 18, 2016

KORBEL: Official Sponsor of Sunshine®

KORBEL California Champagne is proud to uphold its title as the Official Sponsor of Sunshine! KORBEL strives to include sunlight and sparkle in every glass of bubbly enjoyed, and to honor the sunshine that makes creating our delicious California Champagne possible.

And what better way to celebrate our sponsorship this summer than indulging in all the delicious fruits and vegetables grown during this sunny season? Whip up our grilled vegetable medley and a fruity cocktail for a hearty summer meal hand-picked from the garden.

Grilled Fresh Vegetable Medley

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup minced fresh basil
2 medium green bell peppers, cut into chunks
2 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half and then into thin slices
1 medium yellow squash, cut into ¼-inch slices
2 large carrots, thinly sliced
1 medium sweet onion, sliced

Combine oil, salt, pepper and basil in small bowl. In a large bowl, mix vegetables, then spread on a baking sheet or pan. Thoroughly brush liquid mixture on top of vegetables. Marinate vegetables for two hours.

Place marinated vegetables on a sheet of aluminum foil. Fold foil around vegetables, and seal tightly. Put sheet on a grill over medium heat, and cook for 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Once finished, open foil carefully. Transfer vegetables to bowl or plate for serving.


1 orange slice
1 lemon slice
1 lime slice
12 mint leaves+
¼ oz. gin
¼ oz. Cointreau®
Chilled KORBEL® Brut
Additional mint leaves, for garnish

In a shaker, muddle citrus, gin, mint, and Cointreau. Shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Top with KORBEL. Garnish with mint leaves.