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4 Must-Have Items for Holiday Entertaining

4 Must-Have Items for Holiday Entertaining

Throwing a last minute holiday party? During the busy holiday season it can seem overwhelming to throw together a party or be ready for family and friends to pop by, but by keeping these four party essentials handy you will be ready for anything! Read more

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Chestnuts Roasted on an Open Fire

Looking for a last-minute hand-made gift idea to round out your holiday gifting list? Blogger Alexis Murphy draws inspiration from a holiday classic with this festive winter nosh. Read more

We’ve recently shared several tales of mentorship as part of our film series with Interview Magazine. There’s one more special mentoring relationship we’re especially excited to share: A story of professional growth and friendship that’s evolved over more than a decade between our winemaker Elizabeth Grant-Douglas and general manager, Lacy Procopenko.

For Our Winemaking Team, Collaboration and Friendship Go Hand-In-Hand

We’ve recently shared several tales of mentorship as part of our film series with Interview Magazine. There’s one more special mentoring relationship we’re especially excited to share: A story of professional growth and friendship that’s evolved over more than a decade between our winemaker Elizabeth Grant-Douglas and general manager, Lacy Procopenko. Read more

La Crema's First-Annual Ugly Sweater Buying Guide

Our First-Annual Ugly Sweater Buying Guide

Many of us will be attending Ugly Sweater Christmas parties and while these sweaters may be tacky and silly you have to admit they are also fun. This season so many different companies are making ugly sweaters, there are plenty of great choices out there.  Read more

We've reimagined the Italian Christmas Eve tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes for a beautiful, modern, cocktail party.

The Feast of the Seven Fishes, Reimagined!

In many parts of Italy, Christmas Eve is traditionally a partial fast, during which no meat should be served or consumed. But just like the Italians I have come to know and love, many Italians now know this day as one of feasting, not fasting. Feasting on seven different types of delicious seafood, to be exact.
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Feast of the Seven Fishes: Clams Casino with Pancetta

To me, choosing the appetizer menu for a festive cocktail party means finding recipes that give you the biggest impact for the least amount of work. After all, when you’re cooking for a crowd time is not always on your side! In this installment of our Feast of the Seven Fishes cocktail party series, Nicole from Simply Catering shares with us a delicious twist on Clams Casino that delivers the “wow” factor in spades. Read more