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Mumm Napa has also teamed up with noted Napa Valley chef Cindy Pawlcyn (Restaurants: Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, Mustards,) to provide foodies and wine lovers even more festive pairings. Dare to inspire guests with a Swordfish Involtini, or a Chocolate-Hazelnut Truffle Tart. Of course, there are more recipes online which also include recommended wine pairings. Click here to view.
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- 1 oz. Jack Daniel's
- Tennessee Whiskey
- 2 oz. Orange Juice
- 4 oz. KORBEL Brut
- Pour Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and Orange Juice into a shaker with ice.
- Shake and strain into a rocks glass (over ice.)
- Top with KORBEL.
- Garnish with a stick of black licorice.
Enjoy this delicious Fresh Strawberry-Prosciutto Salad Paired with KORBEL Sparkling.
RECIPE: Fresh Strawberry-Prosciutto Salad
- 2 pints fresh strawberries, cut in slices
- 2 medium roma tomatoes, cut into wedges
- ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
- 4 oz thinly sliced prosciutto
- ¼ cup KORBEL Sparkling
- 2 oranges, zested and juiced
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 T chopped fresh mint
- 3 cups young arugula
Enjoy a refreshing KORBEL Poolside Sparkle while relaxing during the remaining Summer Months!
- 1 oz. Chambord Vodka
- 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 4 oz. KORBEL Brut
- Pour Chambord Vodka and pineapple juice into a shaker with ice.
- Shake and strain into a rocks glass (with ice) or a martini glass (straight up).
- Top with KORBEL.
- Garnish with a pineapple wedge.
Planning a visit to Sonoma County? Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars...taste our delightful California champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and enjoy a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. Complimentary tours and tastings daily.
Barbecued chicken gets an elegant update from étoile Restaurant Chef Perry Hoffman. His delicious recipe features summer's most enticing ingredients along with a savory bread salad.
Chandon Sparkling Red or Pinot Meunier, Carneros
If you're visiting Napa Valley, stop by Domaine Chandon and taste their wines in their vibrant, contemporary Tasting Lounge and adjoining terrace. They offer options for every palate and experience preference. More Details . . .
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a KORBEL Irish Kiss! Try it with Korbel Organic Brut and "go green" in March.
Planning a visit to Sonoma County? Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars...taste our delightful champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and eat a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. You are welcome to enjoy our complimentary tastings and winery tours.
RECIPE: Irish Kiss
- 4 oz. Korbel California Champagne
- 1 oz. Midori melon Liqueur
Serve with a green-sugar-rimmed champagne flute.
To make sugar rim, simply add two drops of green food coloring to ½ cup of sugar and mix well. Rub glass rim with lime and dip in your green sugar mixture.
For the Meringne
- 4 large egg whites
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 cup sugar
Place egg whites in a mixer fitted with a wisk attachment. Wisk until frothy. then add cream of tartar, slowly add sugar into the egg whites. Whisk until firm peaks have developed. Place mixture into a pastry bag fitted 1/3 of and inch tip and pipe onto sheet pan lined with parchment.
Pipe into a dot onto the parchment then pull back to create an teardrop effect where the points come together in the center, repeat in a circular motion to form a circle , this should take about 11-12 teardrops to make a circle. Make eight complete circles. Circles should be no bigger than 4" in diameter. Pipe and another 8 circles the same size but just using a simple spiral motion. These will be the bottom. Bake at 250F for 20-30 min until set. Let cool.
These fluffy-light cheese puffs are dangerously easy to eat. A perfect finger food for entertaining, they could also be called cheese bubbles, because their interiors are filled with air. Not surprisingly, they pair quite well with their bubble-filled liquid counterpart--sparkling wine.
- 1/2 cup/115 g unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup/130 g all-purpose/plain flour
- 6 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups/170 g shredded Gruyère cheese*
- Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C/gas 6
*Gruyère cheese, made in the French and Swiss Alps, is a semi-hard, aged cheese with a nutty quality. In the absence of Gruyère, other semi-hard cheeses such as Cantal, Asiago, or white Cheddar would make delectable substitutes.
The next party you throw with friends will be a breeze. Chandon has several quick and easy to make appetizers that are sure to make your next shin dig a hit!
This pairing of prawns and bacon is extremely popular in tapas bars and ideal for an intimate gathering of friends. Serves 12
- 5 oz thinly sliced bacon
- 24 medium to large uncooked, headless prawns, peeled
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 lemons, quartered
Cut the bacon into pieces that will wrap around the prawns completely. Place the wrapped prawns flat on a board and skewer them securely through the thickest part of the tail. Season with pepper and drizzle with oil.
On a griddle or barbecue, cook the brochetas for 2-3 minutes per side, until the bacon is crisp. You may also roast the brochetas in the oven at 425°F on an oiled baking tray for 8-10 minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice and serve immediately.
Recommended Wine Pairings
The summer is fast approaching and tis the season for BBQ's and backyard get togethers. Korbel Champagne Punch is the perfect refreshing drink that all your guests will love.
- 1 (10 oz.) package frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
- 1 1/2 cups apricot or peach nectar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 (750ml) bottles KORBEL Champagne, chilled
- 1 pint Häagen-Dazs® Raspberry or Strawberry Sorbet
- Fresh strawberries, sliced, if desired
- Fresh mint leaves, if desired
In a blender or food processor with metal blade, place thawed strawberries and syrup; blend until smooth. Pour strawberry purée into a large pitcher. Add apricot nectar, lemon juice and honey; stir to mix. Refrigerate until serving time.
To serve, pour mixture into a large punch bowl. Stir in your favorite KORBEL Champagne. (Korbel Recommendations: Non Vintage Blanc De Noir, Brut Rose or Brut) Gently drop small scoops of Häagen-Dazs sorbet into punch. Garnish with sliced strawberries and mint, if desired.
Sorbet scoops can be made ahead of time. Place scoops on wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Place in freezer until ready to serve.
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Spring is here and summer is fast approaching! This delightful fruit salad is perfect for a warm summer day with a refreshing glass of our Korbel Sec.
- 2 pints fresh strawberries, cut in half
- 2 oz dried blueberries
- 1 cup Korbel Sec
- 2 oranges, zested and juiced
- 2 T chopped fresh mint
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese or plain Greek yogurt (optional)
Place the blueberries in a small saucepan and add the Korbel Sec. Bring to a boil and then turn off. Let the berries soak up the champagne until cool. Drain the berries and set aside.
Place the strawberries and blueberries in a bowl. Add the orange zest, juice and the fresh mint. Toss gently and chill until ready to serve.
Top with Greek yogurt or mascarpone cheese if desired.
Looking for a way to celebrate your amazing mom? Treat her to a Korbel Passion Fruit Mimosa and Toast to Life and all she has done for you!
Korbel Passion Fruit Mimosa
- 4 oz. KORBEL Champagne
- 1 tbsp. Grand Marnier® liqueur
- 3 tbsp. passion fruit juice or nectar blend
Already in Wine Country and want to take Mom out? Stop by Korbel for complimentary tastings and tours. Be sure to take advantage of our special wine offers if you want to take home a bottle of celebration for later!
The clean flavors of "maguro" sushi come together in this dazzling appetizer. A sesame-soy marinade lifts the tuna flavors, and the wasabi and pickled ginger give these delectable rollups a real punch. Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut sparkling wine provides a vivacious accompaniment to the spicy, exotic nature of the dish while balancing the salty flavor of the marinade.
Yield: 24 pieces
- ½ lb Ahi tuna - absolutely fresh, dark red, high quality "sushi grade" is essential here
- 2 T Green onion - chives will work as a substitute
- 1 T Fresh ginger - if you can't find the fresh root, skip it. Don't use powder!
- 2 T soy sauce - good quality "shoyu" works best
- 2 t Rice wine vinegar - substitute any light wine vinegar if necessary
- 1 T Toasted sesame oil - toasted sesame oil has more flavor than untoasted
- Pinch Black pepper--several turns from the peppermill works best
étoile at Domaine Chandon
Dungeness Crab has everything a chef loves - sweet, salty, rich, but also light - all at the same time. An incredibly versatile ingredient, crab has the enviable ability to work well with many other components. Chef Hoffman prefers to pair this dish with étoile Brut.
Be adventurous and prepare a dessert outside of the usual pumpkin and sweet potato pie fare typically eaten at this time of year. Domaine Chandon recommends the Cranberry Cornmeal Torte along with any of their sparkling wines. Sparkling wine has an amazing ability to enhance a broad range of foods by refreshing and enlivening the palate. Follow this tasty recipe paired with sparkling wine and see how delicious this marriage can be.
Executive Chef : Kelly Macdonald
- 12 Grays Harbor Oysters in a half shell (Oyster origin optional)
- 3 Cups Champagne
- 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 12 Ounces of fresh Spinach (stemmed, cleaned & dried)
- 1 Cup Shallots (chopped)
- 4 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tablespoons Whole Grain Mustard
- ¼ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- ¼ Cup Bread Crumbs
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- ¼ Teaspoon Dried Thyme
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Sea Salt (optional)
Four-Minute Quail Egg and Caviar
A feast for all the senses, the Wente Vineyards Restaurant's open architecture allows the kitchen's rich, savory aromas to greet you at the door. Vineyards and gardens surround the restaurant, reinforcing the Wente philosophy of using the best possible seasonal ingredients. The restaurant and the winery are wonderful showcases for a re-emerging and vigorous Livermore Valley wine region.
This casual Italian eatery in Napa features authentic flavors from Italy that pair wonderfully with the light, crisp flavors of sparkling Brut.