Holidays

Ah, life is good! There’s always something worth celebrating, so make sure Fre is part of the fun.

It shows friends and family who don’t drink alcohol that you’re thinking of them. To help make your celebrations extra special all year long, we’ve put together a few easy ideas, including delicious mocktail and wine pairing suggestions. Enjoy!

Superbowl Sunday

Superbowl Sunday

Tackle the biggest party day of the year in style!

To kick things off, you’ll need a solid game plan. Do your shopping early, and prep whatever you can in advance. Set the scene with team colors—check your team’s website for napkins, shirts, hats, flags and other must-have items (foam fingers, anyone?). A buffet is always a winner on game day, especially if it includes a glazed ham, fried chicken, oozy nachos and spicy chili. So we don’t miss any action on the field, we like to set up a self-serve bar. Put out plenty of glasses, lime/lemon wedges, ice, and anything your guests might need to make a drink. Chill white wines, including Fre Moscato, in coolers or ice buckets; red wines, like Fre Red Blend are best served slightly chilled, but not cold. If you want to really score with your guests, mix up a big batch of Fre Winner’s Cup—this mocktail is a winning combination!

valentine’s day

valentine’s day

Rekindle the romance with Fre.

Start off the day by surprising your sweetheart with breakfast in bed. On a tray, serve flaky croissants and strawberries with a gorgeous drink like Fre Ring Around the Rosie. Garnished with rose petals, this drink is romance personified! In the evening, cuddle up with some dark truffles paired with Fre Merlot—the dark cherry flavors of the wine are simply extraordinary with chocolate.

mardi gras

mardi gras

Let the good times roll with Fre!

In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is an institution—a celebration like no other. Why not bring host a Mardi Gras party of your own? Purple, green and gold decorations, twinkly lights, beads, and Carnival masks set the scene, while festive drinks like Fre Samba-licious put everyone in a party mood. At dinner time, the slightly sweet flavors of Fre Moscato tame the flames of spicy Cajun cuisine. So get the gumbo on the stove, crank up the Zydeco, and let the good times roll!

st. patrick’s day

st. patrick’s day

If green beer, boiled cabbage and leprechauns aren’t your idea of St. Patty’s Day fun, raise the bar.

An Irish lamb stew, made with tender lamb, fragrant thyme, baby carrots, and potatoes transports you to the Emerald Isle—we love it with a glass of Fre Red Blend. Ireland is also celebrated for its amazing seafood. Try fresh oysters paired with Fre Brut, or rich butter-braised lobster tails with Fre Chardonnay. And if you insist on traditional corned beef and cabbage, pour Fre Moscato—the acidity in the wine is a great foil to the salty/fatty flavors of this dish. Sláinte!

mother’s day garden party

mother’s day garden party

Celebrate the mother of all holidays with a glorious garden party.

Set outdoor tables with bright linens in spring colors and pretty china. Use tiny votive candles and jam jars filled with fresh wild flowers for tabletop decor. Welcome guests with a fragrant Fre Berry Basil Mojito, topped with a sprig of fresh lavender. A menu of dainty tea sandwiches and light salads, followed by petits fours and tiny tarts is fit for a queen. Toast Mom with Fre Moscato and Fre Red Blend.

father’s day fun

father’s day fun

Make Dad feel like a king for the day!

Give him full t.v. remote privileges, offer to wash his car, and take over grilling duties. After a nap on the sofa, wake up the Old Man with a Fre Berry No-Jito, a magnificent muddling of berries and Fre Merlot. Incidentally, the Fre Merlot pairs beautifully with a grilled, cherry-glazed pork tenderloin. Making Dad dinner is so much better than giving him a tie or new pair of socks.

fireworks on the fourth

fireworks on the fourth

With rockets exploding and colorful sparklers in the sky, the Fourth of July brings out the kid in all of us.

There’s no better way to celebrate America’s birthday than with a patriotic picnic. Pack a basket with easy-to-eat finger foods like fried chicken, wrap sandwiches, sliced watermelon, red, white and blue cupcakes, and a few sparklers. When it’s time for fireworks, mix up a batch of Fre Yankee Doodle Candy—this mocktail has more sis-boom-bah than you might think!

hot august nights

hot august nights

We love a sizzling summer night.

There’s no better time to invite over friends for stargazing and s’mores. A glass of sparkling Fre Brut is the perfect go-to wine when you’re searching for the Big Dipper. To add to the fun, print out a couple of constellation guides to help your guests in their quests. Afterwards, gather around a fire pit and make s’mores. A glass of Fre Moscato is the perfect partner in crime for these sweet treats!

thanksgiving

thanksgiving

What’s cooking?

What’s cooking? This holiday is all about gathering around the table with friends and family, so make sure you include Fre on the menu—your non-drinking guests will surely appreciate the thought. While you’re slaving over a hot stove, we recommend a refreshing glass of Sparkling Spice, made with Fre Brut, ginger, cinnamon and grapefruit. At the table, we love Fre Chardonnay’s luxurious flavors with roast turkey and all the trimmings. Did you save room for dessert? We hope so, because nothing goes better with pecan or pumpkin pie than the fruity, sweet flavors of Fre Moscato. And when all is said and done, and your waistband is tighter than usual, remember Fre wines are lower in calories than traditional wines, making Fre an excellent post-Thanksgiving choice.

Holiday Cheer

Holiday Cheer

‘Tis the season—for cooking, throwing parties and hosting houseguests!

Don’t forget to add Fre to your shopping list this holiday season. Your non-drinking guests will really appreciate it. While you’re at it, grab an extra bottle of Fre—wrapped in pretty paper, it makes a thoughtful hostess gift. When planning your menu, keep it simple. A long table decorated with winter-white blooms, candles and glass bowls filled with sparkling ornaments makes the perfect setting for a beautiful holiday buffet. With roast turkey or a spiced glazed ham, we love Fre Chardonnay; with juicy prime rib, Fre Merlot is superb. After dinner, gather around the fire with festive mocktails like our Sparkling Pomegranate Snowflake. This is merry-making at its best!

New Year’s Countdown

New Year’s Countdown

Rather than sitting on your sofa in sweats watching the ball drop on t.v., ring in the new year in style!

Invite friends over for a swanky cocktail party, complete with fabulous finger foods and mixed drinks. Set out a bar with plenty of ice, garnishes, and glasses so guests can serve themselves. Pass trays of elegant nibbles and mix up a pitcher of Fre Cosmo-Nots—perfect for entertaining a large crowd. At midnight, pop the cork on a few bottles of crisp, refreshing Fre Brut. Not up for cocktails? Get some friends together and organize a midnight 5K! It’s a healthy alternative to late night partying—you’ll feel energized and rested in the morning. The next day, host a New Year’s Day Brunch and share your resolutions over Fre Baby New Year Mimosas.