The Glorious Life Blog

The Glorious Life

Welcome to the Gloria Ferrer blog – the perfect place to experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of our winery when you can’t be here in person.

New Years Eve: Traditions Near and Far

Written By: Kelly DeLaMora

New Years Eve was always an exciting holiday for me. Growing up, my mom would drop a couple cranberries in our sparkling apple cider and tidy-up a little present for my sister and I, placed delicately on our expensive-feeling dinner plates (my mother regarded New Years Eve as the one holiday she would trust me and my sister with the […]

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Personality and Wine Pairing

Written By: Kelly DeLaMora

I’m confident to say we’re all familiar with the traditional food and wine pairing.  Having seafood? Try a light white wine. Grilling up a juicy steak? Try a full-bodied red. Eating anything, anytime anywhere? Have Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine (of course!) But there is a very, very important element that wine pairing has overlooked.  Sure, we […]

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Staycation in a Rustic Wonderland

Written By: Elise Nerlove

As soon as the cold weather starts, I begin day dreaming  myself into a cozy log cabin surrounded by fresh-powdery snow. The cabin is tucked away in the mountains, far from my any email in-boxes or commuter trains – it’s just the beauty of snow capped mountains and wildlife as far as the eye can see. […]

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‘Tis The Season of At Home Entertaining

Written By: Elise Nerlove

It’s winter. Daylight savings has made it so the sun begins setting just after lunch and by the time I get off work I feel confined to the house as it’s too cold/windy/rainy/snowy to be motivated to go out; it’s such a cozy time of year, isn’t it?  I truly mean it. It’s the time […]

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Gloria’s Twelve Favorite Things | Holiday Gift-Giving

Written By: Kelly DeLaMora

As the holidays approach,  so does the inevitable– figuring out the perfect gift to give each of your loved ones. Do you go with “good ol’ faithful”: gift cards to stores that double as a grocery stop and clothing boutique?  I obviously cannot deny the convenience associated with gifting such particular gifts; however, I am here today […]

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Sonoma Bar Battle 2014

Written By: Kelly DeLaMora

The 8th annual Sonoma Bar Battle occurred October 8th, 2014 at Sonoma Valley Veteran’s Building and marked Gloria Ferrer’s fifth year participating in this event. As a charity event, all proceeds were contributed to the Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor #111 and the American Legion Jack London Post #489. A bartender from each participating […]

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Merry Cherry Sparkler

A Merry Cherry + Sonoma Brut

Written By: Kelly DeLaMora

So, we all know sparkling wine is essential during the holidays due to all the celebrating that’s occurring.  From the gathering of friends and family over an ample dinner table to the anticipating eyes of the opener when it comes time to exchange presents, these upcoming holidays call for an extra-special take on our favorite wine. […]

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Olive-Braised Chicken Thighs + Sonoma Brut

Written By: Kelly DeLaMora

You know that moment when work is nearing its last hour, and you can’t help but mentally prepare your dinner for the night in advance?  Do I need to stop by the grocery store to buy some ground beef for those tacos I’ve been dreaming about since nine in the morning?  Or should I just use […]

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Olive and Brie Bites + Extra Brut

Written By: Kelly DeLaMora

Are you ever in the mood for something scrumptiously tasty, yet would rather not utilize four hours of your time to create such a decadent dish?  Fear not–a timely treat I’ve got! This olive and brie bite recipe from Mezzetta offers a beautiful convenience for those matured palates–enjoy the rich decadent flavor of this dish along with your abundance of […]

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Goat Cheese and Pesto Terrine + Carneros Cuvée

Written By: Kelly DeLaMora

When we think about holiday gatherings and the food involved, we tend to think primarily about the main courses.  A juicy homemade oven-roasted turkey, the fluffiest of all mashed potatoes and the most heavenly crunch of the most perfect pecan pie… Yet, I think we underestimate the power of hors d’oeuvres.  This is the time when […]

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