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Kick Off Football With Food And Wine

The time has come to revamp your Sunday game day menu. Whether you’re hosting an at-home watch party or orchestrating a fan-filled tailgate, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi’s Go-Glasses are made to enjoy anytime, anywhere. Packaged in a shatterproof, single serve, ready to pour cups, the Go-Glasses are available in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Red Blend. No need to bring extra glassware or a corkscrew—simply open and sip.

No wine is complete without a delicious dish to pair it with. For simple crowd-pleasing recipes, try Woodbridge’s bite-size sausage balls. These easy to make, easy to share poppable sausage balls contribute to a no fail playbook. Even better is the Cabernet honey mustard dipping sauce that will score a touch down with any guest.

The Go-Glasses retail for $2.50 and if you’re bringing them along for a tailgate, make sure to pop some sausage balls in a storage container as well, as they are great at room temperature, making them the perfect tailgating food.

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sausage Balls

Yields 30-40 sausage balls

Sausage Balls

1 cup cornmeal
8 oz block of sharp cheddar cheese, grated
½ tsp kosher salt
2 Tbsp chopped thyme leaves
1-lb ground spicy sausage (or mild if you prefer)
3 oz cream cheese

Cabernet Honey Mustard

⅔ cup brown sugar
½ cup whole grain Dijon mustard
1 cup of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
2 fresh thyme sprigs

1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then spray parchment paper with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, stir cornmeal, cheddar cheese, salt and thyme together.

3. In a separate bowl, combine sausage and cream cheese with your hands.

4. Add sausage mixture to cornmeal mixture and combine the two. Your dough will be dry and crumbly, and somewhat difficult to combine. Form 1-ounce balls and place on baking sheet one inch apart. Bake at 350º for 20 minutes.

5. While the sausage balls are baking, make your Cabernet Honey Mustard. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan, bring to medium heat. Stirring often, cook for 20-25 minutes or until sauce has reduced by about half. Remove thyme sprigs, and serve in a bowl alongside sausage balls.

6. Enjoy sausage balls hot or at room temperature, serving with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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