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The Glorious Life: Miscellaneous

NYC Glorious Bites Challenge


This past Saturday was a night to remember in New York City. The city was alive, the bubbles were flowing, and the appetizers were cooked to perfection. Five talented Glorious Bites semi-finalists joined us at the ICE Culinary Kitchen in New York City to compete for a chance to move on to the finals. Although […]

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Fall Entertaining – Gloria Style

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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean “party season” is over. Autumn is the perfect time to host a soiree for your fun-loving friends! The air is crisp, the leaves are fiery orange and thanks to us you’ll host a festive fall party that will WOW your guests (you’re welcome). The first step to a […]

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Wine Not?

As a tasting room employee, it is often brought to my attention that sparkling wine is somehow perceived as a rare drink to be consumed only for celebratory purposes.  Obviously, I disagree with this preconceived notion.  Yet more importantly, I understand it because at one point in my life I shared these same troubled beliefs […]

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Staff Spotlight: Ryan McAllister

Monthly, this Staff Spotlight blog segment will be here to shine a light on our many Gloria Ferrer employees and get you familiar with the important people behind this bubbly business of ours, if you will! Coming to you live from the Tasting Room is one of our wine educators, Ryan McAllister. Having two years of Gloria Ferrer experience […]

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Staff Spotlight: Jennifer North

Monthly, this Staff Spotlight blog segment will be here to shine a light on our many Gloria Ferrer employees and get you familiar with the important people behind this bubbly business of ours, if you will! Kicking off this blog series is none other than the “Mama Jen” herself–our Assistant Manager of the Visitor’s Center Jennifer North.  This […]

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A Little “Pop” in Your Step


The holidays are over, you’ve finally took the initiative to start taking down those Christmas decorations and January now brings some much needed winter downtime to decompress. However, there are those classic winter days: running to your car in the rain to avoid getting soaked only to find yourself stomping into the deepest puddle in the […]

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New Years Eve: Traditions Near and Far

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

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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Party Pointers | Wine Trivia

When it comes to parties, we’re all familiar with that moment–the moment when preliminary introductions are finished, drinks are distributed, socialization happens and everyone is in a good mood YET a brief moment of silent awkwardness is approaching on the horizon. There is no scientific explanation regarding this brief period of silenced hush; it simply exists as an […]

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2014


Sonoma Wine Country Weekend proved endless eating, drinking, and merriment during the weekend of August 29-31, 2014.  Thousands of wines were tasted, tons of food eaten…was there honestly anything better in life?  Three days of events meant three days of wine and food activities. Friday consisted of an evening underneath the stars at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, paired […]

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The Oscar Goes To…


The Oscars are just a few days away. A night filled with celebrities, great movies, haute couture and long winded acceptance speeches. Needless to say, it is always fun to reflect back on the great movies of the past year. But I’m not here to be a film critic, I’m here to discuss sparkling wines, […]

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A Twist on Game Day Favorites

Game Day Decor

We are just days away from Super Bowl aka Commercial Bowl, the Puppy Bowl and Stuff Yourself Sunday. If you survey men, women, kids and dogs… they all plan on being in front of their TV’s on Sunday. Even the non-sports fan will be a fan for a day so they can partake in a […]

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amfAR LA 2013

As one of the core values of Gloria Ferrer, we focus on giving back and supporting many charities within the local and broader community. We recently had the privilege to be the sole sparkling and still wine sponsor of the amfAR Los Angeles Gala on December 12th, 2013. If you are not familiar with amfAR, […]

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A Fancy for Flutes

Ask anyone what their favorite kind of beverage glass is and they answer “why of course, the sparkling wine flute”. Okay, so maybe not everyone, but let’s stick with “a lot”. It sounds official. There is something about the flute, that just looks so classy. So feminine. So beautiful. Is it because the bubbly inside […]

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Gloria Ferrer’s Partnership in Pinot Noir

Here at Gloria Ferrer, not only are we committed to producing the very best sparkling wines in California, but we are also dedicated to giving back to the community. With over 30 years in California’s Sonoma Valley, we have worked with a variety of charities. Our most recent partnership is with The WillMar Family Grief […]

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