Wednesday, December 23, 2015

5 Ways to Enjoy WINE for CHRISTMAS

"I'm Dreaming of A WINE Christmas!"

The Christmas season is finally here, and we know just the way to celebrate! Whether it's chilled or warm, wine is can be a perfect holiday beverage to make the season merry and bright. Seven Springs Winery know's all about celebrating the holiday's, and any other day's inbetween with our delicious Missouri wine, and gourmet menu. Here are a few ways you can enjoy our wine in your own home with a fun Christmas flair!

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Cranberry Orange Mulled Wine


750 ml bottle of Seven Spring's Dry Rougeon
1 1/2 cups brandy
2 cinnamon sticks
2 oranges, sliced
1 cup cranberry juice
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 TBSP cloves, jammed into the orange slices
1/3 cup honey

Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pot.
Bring to a quick boil, then reduce to a low simmer for 10 minutes. Serve warm in mugs.

Christmas Sangria

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2 bottles of Seven Spring's Traminette
1 apple sliced into chunks
½ pomegranate
1 - 2 oranges cut into slices
6 oz cranberries
2 cans of 8oz cranberry lime seltzer
1 cup white grape juice
Sprigs of Rosemary {garnish}

Add the apple chunks, pomegranates, orange slices and cranberries to a pitcher.
Pour 2 bottles of Seven Spring's Traminette over the fresh fruit and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4-6 hours. Just before serving add in cranberry lime seltzer and white grape juice.
Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary and an orange slice.

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate

1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup Seven's Red Heaven
1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks
Optional: coconut whipped cream

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and chocolate chips. Whisking constantly until chocolate is melted into milk and you have a thick and creamy chocolate milk. Pour in red wine and heat until everything is hot. Pour into 2 mugs or 6-8 smaller glasses and top with coconut whipped cream.

Slow Cooker Spiced Wine

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1 (750 ml) Seven Spring's Pinot Noir
1/4 cup honey
1 orange, zested and juiced
2 cups apple cider
5 whole cloves
4 green cardamom pods
2 cinnamon sticks
1 whole star anise
1/4 cup brandy
Orange slices, for garnish
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Add wine, cider, honey, orange zest, and orange juice to a 3-quart or larger slow cooker. Stir to combine. Add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and anise. Cook on low until warm, 30 minutes to one hour, depending on your slow cooker. Stir in the brandy.
Ladle into mugs and serve with an orange slice and cinnamon sticks. To keep the wine warm, leave the slow cooker on the "keep warm" setting. If your slow cooker does not have a warm setting, alternate between "low" and off.

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White Cranberry Mulled Wine

2 rosemary sprigs, plus additional for serving
1 cup white cranberry juice, divided
1 orange
1 (750 ml) bottle of Seven Spring's Vignoles
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed, plus additional for serving (do not use dried)
5 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 whole star anise pod
1/4 cup light rum, such as Bacardi
Cinnamon sticks, for serving

Place the rosemary sprigs in the bottom of a saucepan with 1/2 cup white cranberry juice. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes, then strain into the slow cooker. Discard the rosemary stems.
With a vegetable peeler, gently scrape away the rind of the orange so that you have orange peelings, being careful not to get any of the white pith, which is bitter. Add the peels to the slow cooker.
Add the remaining 1/2 cup white cranberry juice, bottle of white wine, cranberries, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Cook on low for 1 hour, until warm. Stir in the rum. Serve warm garnished with additional rosemary, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks.

Seven Springs Winery

Seven Springs Winery hopes that you have a very Merry Christmas. May it be filled with loving family, fun times, great food, laughter and of course...WINE! After the holiday's we hope you can come out and celebrate the New Year at our New Year's Eve Dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks. It will be a great celebration with excellent food and amazing entertainment. Book your spots today by calling our winery at (573) 317-0100. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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