Molly Sims Celebrates Friendsgiving with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir

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Los Angeles – This past weekend, model and actress Molly Sims celebrated her favorite holiday of the year, Friendsgiving, by hosting a celebratory dinner with family and friends. After greeting guests with a glass of her famous mulled wine, made with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir, she served a few of her favorite holiday dishes. Cheers!

Molly Sims - Friendsgiving
Molly Sims – Friendsgiving
Molly Sims - Friendsgiving
Molly Sims – Friendsgiving


~ Molly’s Friendsgiving Tips ~

 1. Create a dish inspired by each guest or couple. For

example, my good friend Kishani is a vegetarian, and when

she comes for Friendsgiving I always make sure there are

“veggie” options she can enjoy! Our favorite dishes are my

sweet potato coconut pecan casserole or my honey-roasted

carrot and quinoa salad.


2.  Stick with two to three food-friendly wines to place on

the table rather than focusing on specific wine pairings. I

love to serve Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay or

Pinot Noir. Both wines are table essentials that complement

everything from turkey to savory sides. If you have a large

group, pick up Woodbridge 1.5 liter bottles. They’re fun, easy, and generous.


3. I like to host a casual, family-style Friendsgiving right and generous!

after Thanksgiving Day and serve leftover sliced

turkey with a spicy cranberry salad that is my spin

on the traditional staple.


4. There is no better holiday scent than a warm, spicy batch

of mulled wine filling up the room! I use an approachable

red wine like Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet

Sauvignon that is “multi-purpose” and can also be poured

with dinner.


5. No southern girl can enjoy the holidays without a gooey

potato dish. One of my favorite things to do is create a mini

mashed potato bar. Pick crowd-pleasing toppings like fresh

chives, shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, fried onions, sour

cream, and steamed broccoli.


6. Forget pumpkin pie this year! I recently tried a

fantastic recipe for pumpkin spice brownies that

highlight two of my favorite holiday flavors—

chocolate and pumpkin. I’ll be baking batches to gift my

Friendsgiving guests!


7. Now that my adorable son Brooks is part of the celebration, I

love to get the kids involved in the day’s festivities. Create

a scavenger hunt and have the little ones retrieve holidaythemed

items to fill a cornucopia. Have older kids set the

table or package up desserts to go.


• Molly’s Mulled Wine •


• 1 cardamom pod

• 1 nutmeg pod

• 3 allspice corns, whole

• 3 cloves, whole

• 1 vanilla bean, cut down the center

• 1 bay leaf

• 1 cinnamon stick

• 1 star anise, whole

• 1/4 cup blue agave syrup

• 1 bottle Woodbridge Pinot Noir

• Sachet or strainer

• Orange peel for garnish



Place the spices in a sachet. Pour the bottle of wine into a large saucepan and add the sachet and

agave syrup. Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a quiet simmer. Let the mixture simmer for 5

additional minutes.

Serve in glass mugs or teacups, and garnish with a twist of orange peel and a cinnamon stick.



Woodbridge Pinot Noir

Aromas of strawberries and cherries with

well-rounded fruit, a touch of spice, and

toasty oak on the palate.

SRP: $7.99 / Alc: 13.5%



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