Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Stress, Winter Wildfires, and Snow Storms, Barefoot Bus Tour Gets You Over the Humps.

By Laura Medina

It's been a rough Christmas in sunny, bright, and very dry Southern California.  The Barefoot Wine Bus Tour kicked off on their cross-country tour at the right moment yesterday in Venice Beach.

TV presenter Allison Hagendorf, the official host of New Year's Eve Times Square, is kicking off the "Bring the Bubbly" tour on the Venice Beach Broad Walk, yesterday.

Global Head Of Rock at Spotify and TV Host of ESPN/ABC/VH1/Fuse and Live Announcer at MTV VMAs, really looks forward to being the official host of New Year's Eve Times Square. The Barefoot Bus tour will end at the Manhattan landmark, where the brand will host a party as 'official bubbly' of the event.  This will be the sixth time Allison will host New Year's Eve Time Square.

What's Allison's go-to cocktail for the holidays and New Year's Eve?  Barefoot Bubbly's Brut Cuvee.  She recommend all you have to do is mix in half a glass Brut Cuvee with sparkling club soda for a quick, easy quaff...

If you need a stiff cocktail after watching your house burn down during California firestorms, you deserve a Countdown Cuvee to bid farewell to a rough year, while toasting to a fresh new year.

  • 4 ounces Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee
  • ½ ounce honey-flavored Whiskey Liqueur
  • Lemon peel
  • Sugar
  • Directions

    1. Cut a long and wide strip of lemon peel
    2. Dip both sides of the lemon peel into sugar
    3. Place sugared lemon peel inside champagne flute, circling the inside rim
    4. Pour chilled honey whiskey liqueur and Bubbly Brut Cuvee into the flute through the center of the sugared lemon peel
    Feeling left out?
  • No need to be pissed.  Remember, this is a bus tour.  The Barefoot Bus will make stops in Denver, St. Louis, and Charlotte, before ending up in Times Square.
  • Go to their Eventbrite page, sign up to rsvp to get in for free.
  • Here are other holiday drinks to get you over that holiday hump...

  • Ingredients

    • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries (thaw and keep juice)
    • ½ cup cranberries
    • 2 small plums
    • 1 diced red pear
    • 1 orange cut into wheels then quartered
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 cup spiced rum
    • 1 bottle Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 4 ounces lemonade
    • 10 ounces white cranberry juice
    • 10 ounces ginger ale chilled


    1. Place all fruit (including thawed cherry juice) and cinnamon sticks into large pitcher
    2. Add rum, Cabernet Sauvignon and cranberry juice
    3. Stir, top with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight
    4. Add ginger ale and stir before serving
    5. Scoop fruit into glasses and pour on the punch
    6. Merlot Your Hot Cocoa
    7. Ingredients

      • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
      • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
      • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
      • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
      • Pinch of salt
      • 6 ounces Barefoot Merlot
      • Mini donuts for garnish
      • Sprinkle frosting for rim


      1. Combine first six ingredients in sauce pan over low heat
      2. Keep stirring until chocolate chips are completely melted and mixture is heated through, then remove from heat
      3. Slowly whisk Merlot into chocolate mixture, rim with sprinkle frosting and garnish with mini donuts
      4. Berry Merry Christmas
      5. Ingredients

        • 4 ounces Barefoot Bubbly Berry
        • 1 ounce Pomegranate Juice - chilled
        • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
        • Pomegranate Seeds or Frozen Berries


        1. Place pomegranate seeds in bottom of a chilled champagne flute
        2. Add chilled pomegranate juice and vanilla extract to flute
        3. Top with Barefoot Berry Bubbly
        4. Holiday Cheer
        5. Ingredients

          • 3 ounces Barefoot Sweet Red Blend
          • 1 ounce Cranberry Juice
          • ½ ounce Lime Juice
          • 1 ½ ounces Ginger Ale
          • Maraschino Cherries


          1. Build in a tall glass over ice
          2. Garnish with maraschino cherries
          3. Cheers! You all need are a couple of good drinks for surviving 2017.

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