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Entertaining Tips

The Host’s Secret Weapon

Our food & wine pairing booklet will help you throw the perfect party with delicious food and curated cocktails!

GIFTING 101

Bring out the best of Torresella with fun and easy pairing gifts that will definitely score you another invitation. Match a bottle of Torresella with items such as a jar of jam or nuts, hard cheeses (they pack better) and/or chocolates. Dress up your bottle with a fun gift tag or seasonal items you may already have around the house (ornaments wrapped with twine, ribbon or greenery). Keep the party going with a gift that stands out!

MADE TO ORDER

You and your friends are each unique, and the way you enjoy your Prosecco should be too. So for your next gathering, create a Prosecco bar with carafes of fruit juices and small serving bowls of sliced fresh fruit.

Provide inspiration by layering some ingredients in a flute or two, and then let the creativity and memories flow.

DIY PHOTOBOOTH

Use leftover wrapping paper and ribbon to create a custom backdrop for holiday photos. You can even cut pieces for a patchwork design or save that fancy bow to use as a boutonnière as a fun prop. Pour some Torresella, strike a pose or two and get posting!

PACK IT UP

Pack a basket, gather some friends, and head outdoors!

  1. Grab a cooler, basket or canvas tote for your goodies.
  2. Make life easier by packing things that don’t need a fork! Pre-slice and dice fresh fruits, hard cheeses, savory charcuterie and other antipasto-style snacks.
  3. Don’t fiddle with a corkscrew! Twist off the cap on a bottle of Torresella Pinot Grigio and enjoy in good company.

BRING ON THE SUN

We all get to enjoy the sunshine this summer! Not only will you get your Vitamin D fix, but this wonderful sunshine allows our winery to be almost entirely self sustaining due to the use of our rooftop solar panels for power.

STYLISH AND SUSTAINABLE

Did you know that the average American throws away around 1,200 pounds of waste each year? Avoid the waste of disposable paper and plastic by using cloth napkins and tablecloths when sharing wine and food. Not only does it look nicer- it really is better for the environment!

Lighter on the Environment

To minimize our environmental impact, Torresella uses lightweight glass and Stelvin screwtop closures for packaging to reduce weight in transport. That means less fuel use and lower CO2 emissions for every bottle we ship.

BYOG (Bring Your Own Glass)

It’s ok to skip the flutes for Torresella Prosecco. At your next gathering, ditch
the wasteful plastic and ask your guests to bring their own glass. Not only
will everyone remember which glass is theirs but mix and match is so in!

No Time Like the Present

Prosecco should be enjoyed young and fresh. The winemaking process (called Charmat) captures Prosecco’s fruity and floral aromas, and like fresh-picked strawberries, the wine benefits from immediate drinking to enjoy the more delicate flavors.

Plus Torresella Prosecco is perfect for all occasions, so don’t save it for later- savor it today!

A-Brie-C’s with Torresella

Torresella Pinot Grigio and Brie are a perfect combination and enjoying them together is as simple as:
Always have a bottle Torresella ready to share.
Brie should be set out about 15 minutes before serving to let it warm and soften.
Create an impressive and delicious presentation with dried apricots, almonds, or fresh berries.

Set the mood with a toast

  1. Start the occasion right by always offering a cheers before the first sip.
  2. Always make eye contact when offering a toast.
  3. Have a toast idea or two ready. Recollect a favorite quote, a sage piece of advice, or even a favorite song lyric, in homage to the occasion.

The Final Sip

If you want it, offer it to a guest first. Their good manners should steer that precious taste right back to you.

Keep Recipes Simple

A mix of store-bought and homemade appetizers keeps you from getting stuck in the kitchen.  Pre-cut fruit and veggies taste better when you didn’t spend hours slaving over them!

Unconventional Ice Cubes

Try freezing fruit such as grapes, strawberries, or blueberries, or make frozen wine cubes out of the wine itself to keep your wine cool without watering it down.

Just Chill

Have a room-temperature bottle that needs to be cooled quickly? Try an ice bucket filled with ice and water, or wrap a wet paper towel around the bottle and place in the freezer. Once your wine reaches the perfect temperature it’s ready to be served. Don’t forget to hold the glass by the stem to avoid warming it with your hands. (Pinky lift optional.)

Don’t lose your glass

Skip the game of “Which one’s my glass?” Have stickers, ribbon or blank name tags available for guests to mark their own.

Mint 101

Get the most flavor out of your mint with this trick! Simply smack the mint leaf against your hand to extract the oils, then add to your cocktail or use as a garnish.