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December 16, 2022 | Rubino Estates Winery

5 Cozy Christmas Cocktails

If you find yourself hosting a holiday party this year, or just want something festive and special to drink on a chilly day, then this cocktail guide is for you. These 5 drinks are filled to the brim with the flavors of the season. All you need to do is choose your favorite!  

Hot Buttered Rum

This recipe is straightforward and yields a comforting mug of warmth and cheer. We love the way this recipe fills the kitchen and home with the classic and irresistible aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. 

Recipe and photo from Epicurious. 

Holly Jolly Cocktail

If you are looking for all the cheer and zest you need this season, then this refreshing cocktail is what you need. This cocktail is especially pretty and equally delicious, marrying fresh citrus, ginger, and elderflower liqueur. 

Recipe and photo from Half Baked Harvest

Cranberry Sangria

For wine lovers like us, this delicious concoction offers a fresh festive twist. This Sangria offers a similar profile to mulled wine, but made with Rosé and chilled—making it especially appropriate for the holiday season here in California.  

Recipe and photo from BBC Good Food

Mrs. Claus Cocktail

Who says Mr. Claus should get all of the credit? This cocktail starts with a base of creamy eggnog and compliments it with a bright touch white chocolate and peppermint. It’s like a hug in a glass!

Recipe and Photo by KJ & Company

Christmas Punch

Ideal for a party and super easy, this punch combines fun flavors with celebratory flair for a truly charming combination that includes Sparkling Wine, cloudy apple juice, gin, and herbal liqueur.

Recipe and photo from BBC Good Food


Wishing you a holiday season of festive drinks, delicious food, and great company.


Time Posted: Dec 16, 2022 at 5:48 AM Permalink to 5 Cozy Christmas Cocktails Permalink
Rubino Estates Winery
December 9, 2022 | Rubino Estates Winery

Wine Gifting Guide 2022

It’s time to make a list and check it twice! With the winter holidays right around the corner, many of us are spending our time choosing the right gifts for all the important people in our lives. For anyone who is struggling to find the right thing for everyone you love, we’ve got a wine gifting guide for you!

For your friend who likes to keep things light and fun - Salute Rosé

Rosé isn’t just for summertime sipping, especially a vivacious one like our Salute Rosé. This wine is the answer for the friend who loves pink—or something that pairs with pasta.

For literally any wine lover on your list - Sparkling Wine

It’s hard to go wrong with a bottle of bubbly. Easy and fun to drink, great for celebrations, and versatile for pairing, this wine is an all-around crowd pleaser.

For your quirky friend who likes to try new things - Fumé Blanc 

Fume Blanc is an innovation of Sauvignon Blanc, making it a great wine for curious people. Lively fruit with some tropical character sets this wine apart.

For your dog-walker, pet sitter, or favorite pet parent - Cuvée Dray

In a season of giving, Cuvée Dray is a perfect option. With $10 donated for every bottle sold, plus the amazing quality of this blend and the adorable label, it’s a no-brainer. 

For your easy going relative who appreciates a classic - Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep, rich, and warming, this quintessential red wine is beloved by many and pairs deliciously with many winter foods. Even better, our critically acclaimed Cab is on sale as our Wine of the Month! 

For a loved one who deserves a little extra nice this year - Landmark Barbera

Our Landmark Collection showcases the best of the best from our estate vineyard, and this Barbera is luxury in a glass. It’s also ideal for those who like to enjoy their wine now and those who prefer to lay it down!

For that parent or grandparent with a hidden sweet tooth - Infinitum

There’s always someone who appreciates dessert a little more than everyone else, and this Port-style dessert wine is for them: rich, lovely, and sweet.

For someone who has everything - Landmark Proprietary Red

When in doubt, a bottle of Proprietary Red can go a long way. This secret blend is exclusive to Rubino Estates and never fails to impress.

To all our members and guests, happy shopping!


Time Posted: Dec 9, 2022 at 5:21 AM Permalink to Wine Gifting Guide 2022 Permalink
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December 2, 2022 | Rubino Estates Winery

A Cabernet Holiday

What’s on your wine wishlist this year? For us, it’s easy: Cabernet, all day. Nothing is as perfectly festive as a very nice glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, at least in our opinion. To celebrate we’ve declared our award-winning 2018 Riserva Collection Cabernet Sauvignon the Wine of the Month for December! No matter if or how you celebrate the holiday season, a glass (or two) of this Cab in your hand makes for an excellent evening. For optimal enjoyment, we’re suggesting a few food pairings, recipes included, for our Cabernet Sauvignon. 


Seared Steak with an Herb Butter

Cozy, suede-like tannins grace each sip of our Cab, so we recommend a nice red meat to go alongside it. This pairing is classic for a reason, after all. This featured recipe uses ribeye and offers some helpful tips for getting the sear just right. Make sure to use fresh cracked pepper for the steak for a delicious flavor bridge with the wine. 

Recipe and photo from Dear Mica




Hearty Pot Roast

For ultimate comfort on a winter’s day, it’s hard to beat this warm, welcoming classic. Easy enough for a weeknight and tasty enough for an occasion, this recipe offers convenience through the use of an instant pot, so you can have your beef ready, juicy, and tender alongside potatoes and carrots, all seasoned to perfection. 

Recipe and photo from Platings and Pairings




Gruyere Mac & Cheese

It’s time for some true home cooking. The bold flavors and dark fruit notes of our Cab pair especially well with cheddar and gruyere cheeses, and it’s hard to say no to a serving of homemade mac & cheese, especially at the holiday dinner table. This recipe elevates this comforting classic with some high-quality cheese and the addition of crispy back and peas. Yes, please!

Recipe and photo from Sadie's Kitchen Table


Are you ready for a holly jolly holiday filled with good food & wine? We sure are! Make sure to take advantage of this sale (PS: this wine makes a great gift too!)


Time Posted: Dec 2, 2022 at 4:29 AM Permalink to A Cabernet Holiday Permalink