The Perfect Drink for Under the Mistletoe

Who doesn’t love a little affection this time of year? Especially with all the mistletoe hanging around!

So we have the perfect drink recipe for any holiday get-together.

Presenting, The Ruby Kiss

Pour the following into your favorite champagne glass:

* 3 Parts Twin Pomegranates Sparkling Wine

* 1 Part Cranberry Juice

Garnish with any of the following:

* Pomegranate Seeds

* Blueberries

Cheers to happy holidays!

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Merry Mutts and Kitty Christmas!

Deck the halls, with the cutest furballs!

This Friday join us at the Valley Animal Center to celebrate good cheer and the love of animals. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Valley Animal Center will be showcasing great local wines, including our pomegranate wine, as well as over 40 raffle prizes, a dessert bar, and music from 105.1!

Admission is only a monetary donation to the animals, or something needed for the shelter!

Did we mention there will be a complimentary photobooth?

It’s the time of giving, so why not give back to an awesome, no-kill shelter!

See you Friday,

Cheers!

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National Holiday Shopping Record!

‘Tis the season for sharing, giving, family and, oh yeah… can’t forget extreme holiday shopping!

In a recent article found on the Fresno Bee by Anne D’innocenzio, the beginning holiday season had new national record numbers.

According to the article, around 247 million people visited stores and website on the famous 4-day weekend after Thanksgiving. A total estimate of $59.1 billion was spent on during that extra long weekend. Now that’s a lot of people and a lot of money!

Fresno and the Central Valley have also been making efforts to get as many customers as they can in the store.

In fact, here is a list of upcoming “holiday shopping” events going on around Fresno in December that you can attend: http://calendar.fresnobee.com/fresno_ca/events/fresno+holiday+shopping+events

Now, let’s not forget Cyber Monday and all those great deals online! Speaking of online, why not buy some pomegranate wine on our online store? You can use it as a perfect gift to wine lovers (or keep it to yourself, that works too).

Happy Holidays everyone!

*Source: http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/11/25/3078640/holiday-shopping-season-off-to.html

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Candlelight Christmas Wine Stroll

We will be at the Madera Chamber of Commerce for the Candlelight Christmas Wine Stroll this Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.!

It is a great evening of Christmas lights, a parade and great people in a great community.

Taste our pomegrante wine, eat great food from Central Valley Caterers and start your Christmas shopping with Gold Canyon Candles!

Let your holiday season be merry!

Cheers!

 

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Appetizer: Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil

Looking for the perfect appetizer to eat on Thanksgiving or Christmas day? Here is a great appetizer recipe that goes well with wine, particularly our flavorful pomegranate wine!

Taken from the third edition of The America’s Test Kitchen: Family Cookbook*, their bruschetta with tomatoes and basil is a fast, easy and great addition to the family table:

4 ripe medium tomatoes, cored and chopped medium

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Salt and pepper

1 (12 by 5-inch) loaf crust Italian or Fresno bead, sliced 1 inch thick

1 garlic clove peeled and sliced in half

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Can substitute other herbs for basil.

  1. Mix tomatoes and basil together.
  2. Add salt and pepper for extra flavor.
  3. Adjust oven rack 4 inches from broiler element and heat broiler.
  4. Place bread on baking sheet.
  5. Broil, turning once, until bread is golden brown on both sides (takes 2 to 7 minutes).
  6. Rub garlic clove over one side of the toasted slices.
  7. Brush on olive oil on same side.
  8. Drive tomato-basil mixture of excess liquid and spoon it over each slice of breaf before serving.

And it’s ready to go! Goes great with our new Trail Blazer wine, so go ahead, try it!

*Source: The America’s Test Kitchen: Family Cookbook. 3rd ed. Brookline: Editor’s at America’s Test Kitchen, 2010. Print.

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Almonds Anyone?

This Saturday at the Schaad Family Almond Country Store you will find some of the best chocolate covered, and yogurt covered almonds in the Central Valley.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. taste wines from Yribarren Family Vineyards, our newest pomegranate wine Trail Blazer and the Schaad’s newest flavors of almonds!

The Schaads will also be putting together beautiful gift baskets, perfect for Christmas gifts!

The Schaad Family Almond Country is located on 16471 W. Whitesbridge Rd Kerman, CA 93630.

Cheers!

 

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Twin Pomegranates apparel now online!

Bling T-shirt

Twin Pomegranates Wine Bling T-shirt

Bling Hat
Twin Pomegranates Bling Hat!

Ever seen our attractive apparel for sale at the events we’ve been at? Well, now our apparel is online!

We’ve added our hats and women’s tank tops, bling T-shirt and bling hats. We’ve also added our unisex hats!

In spirit of the upcoming holidays, here’s a good idea for a gift! Got a friend or family member loves Twin Pomegranates Wine? Throw in a cool gift with our wine and apparel for them so they can drink it and even show off their love of pomegranate wine!

We also have all our wine available on the online store, including our brand-new Trail Blazer Wine! This wine is not even in stores yet, so go ahead, order some and be the first to try it before everyone else does!

Check out the apparel and wine under our “products” link at: http://store.twinpomegranates.com/

Enjoy!

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The Amazing Pomegranate Launcher is Back!


Pomegranate, Pomegranate launcher
Pomegranate launcher, pomegranates

Remember this bad boy at events such as at our 3rd Annual Paws and Pomegranates? Well, this awesome pomegranate launcher is coming back once again!

Join us at the 2nd Annual Pomegranate Celebration and Festival this Saturday the 3rd at the Madera Airport, where we will have our pomegranate launcher ready to be used by you pomegranate lovers!

The lovely pomegranates for the launcher will be donated by us! Some come on down a shoot a few pomegranates at our target. And believe me, it’s super exciting when you hit the target!

Start practicing, and see you there!

Just in case, here’s the address to the event: 4020 Aviation Drive, Madera, CA.

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Happy Halloween and Happy Pomegranate Festival!

It’s Halloween! So here is to ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night! But after the parties and all the candy, some detox may be in order.

What better way to get back on track than to eat some healthy pomegranates at the 2nd Annual Pomegranate Celebration and Festival, this Saturday Novemeber 3rd!

There will be music, food, cooking demonstrations, things for the kiddies, and the all time favorite; the pomegranate launch!

Don’t worry, we will be bring Trail Blazer with us, so if you hadn’t had a chance to try this pomegranate wine, the Pomegranate Festival is the perfect place!

It’s free to get in, as well as free parking. This year it’s located at the Madera Airport, 4020 Aviation Drive, Madera, CA.

See you there!

 

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DIY: Chalkboard paint wine bottles!

Chalkboard Paint Wine Bottles, Wine, Pomegranates, Decorations

Chalkboard Paint Wine Bottles, Pomegranates, Wine, Decorations

Hey folks! Looking for some do-it-yourself centerpiece ideas for these upcoming holidays? Want to spruce up your decorations with something unique? Here is a great idea that you can use year-round or to decorate according to each holiday: chalkboard paint wine bottles!

For our 3rd annual Paws and Pomegranates event several weeks ago, our great employee Megan Letson made these wonderful chalkboard paint wine bottle centerpieces. Here’s how to make them!

1. Gather empty wine bottles (you can use our pomegranate wine bottles!).

2. Take off all of the labels.

  • Soaking the bottles for several days makes it easier and faster to peel off the labels. Soak the bottles in a small tub/bin with one part bleach and three parts water.

3. Buy chalkboard paint at your local hardware or arts and crafts store, such as Home Depot or Michaels Stores. You can purchase various colors for your bottles from black to silver or green.

4. Paint the bottles with one layer of paint and let dry overnight.

5. Paint a second layer.

6. Once the second layer is dry, be ready to draw whatever you’d like with chalk!

To wash off and restart, use a wet washcloth to remove the chalk from the bottles.

Use this cool idea for Halloween decorations like labeling it a “potions” or “vampire blood” bottle! Covering the bottles in holiday-colored wreaths will also look chic for Christmas time!

This cool idea is so fun and easy, even kids can do it (over course, under supervision)! And it’s recyclable friendly idea and reusable! So, why not? Try it!

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