Tandoori Shrimp Falafel with Lemony Mint Yogurt Sauce and Pickled Red Onions

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Finalist: April Timboe of Arkansas Congratulations to April, one of our Glorious Bites 2017 Finalists. INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp of Seedless cucumber, finely minced, 6 whole of Yellow cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters 1/4 cup of Vegetable oil 1 tsp of Kosher salt 1 tbsp of Flour 1/4 tsp of […]

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Chevre Dumplings

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Sophia Rubin-Davis of Washington Congratulations to Sophia, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Denver. INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp of Canola oil, for pan-frying 1 tsp of salt, to taste 1/2 tsp of rice wine vinegar 1/4 tsp of toasted sesame oil 1/2 tsp of microplaned ginger 1 […]

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Smokey Fondue Bites w/ Shallot & Cherrywood Bacon Jam

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Lidia Haddadian of California This glorious appetizer from Lidia, one of our Denver Glorious Bites 2017 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. INGREDIENTS 3/4 lbs of cherrywood smoked bacon, sliced into thin strips 3 cup of shallots, thinly sliced 2 tbsp of unsalted butter 1 cup of Gloria […]

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Sweet & Savory Harvest Pizzette

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Finalist: Ashley Mincey of Florida Congratulations to Ashley, one of our Glorious Bites 2017 Finalists. INGREDIENTS 4 oz of pancetta 1/2 whole of white onion 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 tbsp of water 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour 16 oz of uncooked, refrigerated Italian pizza dough 1/4 cup […]

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Spicy Sausage and Cranberry Burrata Naan with Creamy Marmalade Feta and Tarragon

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Merry Graham livef California Congratulations to Merry, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Minneapolis. INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp of whole leaf tarragon 1 tbsp of Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut 1 oz of orange marmalade 4 oz of feta cheese, room temperature 4 oz of mascarpone cheese, room […]

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Smoked Trout Waffles with Dilled Cucumber Slaw

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Ariene Eribach of Illinois Congratulations to Ariene, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Minneapolis. INGREDIENTS 1 whole of small cucumber peeled 2 tbsp of sugar 2 tbsp of rice vinegar 1 tbsp of grated white onion 2 tbsp of cold water 2 tbsp of fresh dill […]

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Fajita Veggie Quinoa Cups with Cotija and Avocado Cream

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Sonya Goergen of Minnesota Congratulations to Sonya, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Minneapolis. INGREDIENTS 2 cup of cooked quinoa 1 tsp of salt, divided 1/2 tsp of cracked black pepper, divided 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp of minced garlic […]

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Glorious Apple Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Veronica Callaghan of Connecticut Congratulations to Veronica, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Boston. INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp of chili infused honey 16 whole of fresh sage leaves 2 oz of Prosciutto, torn into large pieces 4 oz of Manchego Cheese 1 whole of apple (Gala, McCoun […]

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Lobster Corn Chowdah Cakes (ebelskivers) with Sriracha Aioli

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Lisa Keys of Pennsylvania Congratulations to Lisa, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Boston. INGREDIENTS 1 tsp of fresh chives for garnish 1 whole of lemon, sliced for garnish 1/16 tsp of white pepper 1 tsp of honey 2 tsp of sriracha sauce 1 tbsp of […]

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Coconut Orange Crab Jalapeno Poppers with Spicy Orange Dipping Sauce 

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Hidemi Walsh of Virginia Congratulations to Hidemi, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Boston. INGREDIENTS 1/4 tsp of rice vinegar 1/4 tsp of sugar (adjust amount based on how sweet your orange is) 1 tbsp of sweet chili sauce 1 tsp of soy sauce 1/4 cup […]

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Glorious Bites Challenge 2017

We want to give you $5,000! No, really. A dash of salt, a sprinkle of garlic, and a basil garnish, attention to detail is key when creating a concoction worthy of the 2017 Glorious Bites Competition. For the third year running, the Glorious Bites Competition will be accepting appetizer recipes from anyone who believes they […]

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Summer Sips & Pairing Tips

Yesterday marked the official first day of Summer! Along with the summer heat comes backyard barbeques and poolside lounging, which could not be complete without the right wine and a delicious dish. There are so many summer activities that sometimes it can be hard choosing the perfect wine to bring along for the adventure, so […]

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A White Wine Release Party

Tis’ the season for barbeques, a refreshingly crisp glass of wine, and soaking up the sunshine! A classic all white affair is the perfect way to jump start the summer and entertain your family and friends this Memorial Day weekend. This past weekend the winery hosted a successful Fête de Blanc club event, a white […]

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Step into Spring: New Wines & Food Pairings

Spring is in the air and the rain is finally coming to an end! If there was ever a spring for Gloria to celebrate then this year is definitely the year. We have quite a few exciting new wines that were released this Spring in our tasting room. Two wines were released the beginning of April: […]

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The Perfect Pink Party

Coral, salmon, rose, and blush; Pink is taking over and it is the signature color of the season. Every shade of pink, be it bold and beautiful or delicate and glorious, is popping up left and right. This trend is taking over with everything from accessories and décor to food and wine. Here at Gloria […]

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Bacon Gremolata Scallop Spoons

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Kadija Bridgewater This glorious appetizer from Kadija Bridgewater, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This dish melts in your mouth with flavors of garlic, lemon, and bacon! The toasty finish combined with the citrus notes of the wine blend with the dishes salty and […]

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Seared Scallops in Lemon & Thyme Brown Butter Sauce With Crispy Potatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes and Avocado

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Mike Hultquist This glorious appetizer from Mike Hultquist, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This dish is not only beautiful to look at but it is also bursting with flavor. The pear and citrus notes of the wine pair well with the avocado […]

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Shrimp, Zucchini, Corn Fritters with Spicy Tomato Jam, Lime Crema and Crispy Prosciutto Chip

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Mary Souchek This glorious appetizer from Mary Souchek, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This salty and creamy appetizer is a zesty combination. The bright citrus and floral flavors of the Sonoma Brut pair well with this creation. Ingredients Fritters 2 cups shredded zucchini […]

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Spicy Cheese & Quackers (Goat Cheese and Duck Liver Mousse Crostini with Figs and Fizzy Aguachile)

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Davon Hatchett Robinson This glorious appetizer from Davon Hatchett Robinson, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This delicious gourmet rendition of a traditional “cheese and crackers” has all of the flavors you want, salty, spicy, sweet, tangy, creamy and savory. The jalapeño and […]

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Bubbly Manchego Funnel Cakes w/ Charred Onion Mascarpone, Jamon and Blackberry Jalapeno Mostarda

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Leah Lyon This glorious appetizer from Leah Lyon, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This fried funnel cake with a little bit of a jalapeño kick has a great combination of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors. The citrus notes of the wine […]

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Gloriafied Crab Appetizer

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Becky Ellis This glorious appetizer from Becky Ellis, one of our Washington, D.C. Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This layered appetizer brings to life different flavors with every bite; all of which pair very well with bubbles. The citrus notes in the wine go very well with […]

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Crispy Corn Fritters with Tomato Jam, Whipped Herb Goat Cheese, & Crispy Pancetta

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Christina Schurr This glorious appetizer from Christina Shurr, one of our Washington, D.C. Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The tomato jam and whipped herb goat cheese are the perfect balance of creamy and tangy. The citrus and pear notes in this wine complement the bright flavors of tomato jam […]

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Bacon-Topped Loaded Squash Crackers

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Ronna Farley This glorious appetizer from Ronna Farley, one of our Washington, D.C. Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The flavors of bacon, parmesan and onion on squash crackers were a delicious combination. The toasty almond paired well with the squash and the pear notes helped to […]

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Pasta Nests with Roasted Tomato Pesto and Poached Quail Eggs

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Brett Youmans This glorious appetizer from Brett Youmans, one of our Washington, D.C. Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The roasted tomato pesto, with poached quail egg and pasta nests was a savory dish. The citrus and toasty finish of the wine complement the flavors of the dish. Ingredients 3 […]

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Apricot Brie Pecan & Ham Puff-Pastry Pops

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Josie Lanzi This glorious appetizer from Josie Lanzi, one of our Washington, D.C. Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The apricot and brie with ham in a pastry is creamy and flavorful. The apple flavors and toasty finish mesh well with the flavors of […]

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Crispy Prosciutto-Blue Cheese-Dried Fig-Kettle Corn

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Laurie Figone This glorious appetizer from Laurie Figone, one of our Los Angeles Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The crispy proscuitto, bleu cheese, dried fig and chocolate, over kettle corn is a brilliant combination of salty, sweet, and savory. The bold flavors from […]

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Pan Pacific Tostado Bites with Korean Pulled Pork and Lemongrass Strawberry and Asian Apple Salsa and Strawberry Sriracha Drizzle

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Merry Graham This glorious appetizer from Merry Graham, one of our Los Angeles Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The Korean Pulled Pork drizzled in strawberry siracha is just the right amount of sweet and spicy and the avocado cream, lemongrass strawberry and Asian […]

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Seared scallop on a shrimp and quinoa cake drizzled with a chili lemon grass dressing

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Claire Preen This delicious appetizer from, one of our Los Angeles Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The seared scallop combined with the shrimp and quinoa cake drizzles in chili lemon grass dressing . The bright acidity of the wine and the Asian […]

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Seared Ahi with Sweet Tamari Marinade on Watermelon Cubes

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Jodi Taffel This glorious appetizer from Jodi Taffel, one of our Los Angeles Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The seared ahi marinated in sweet tamari on watermelon cubes is delightful on your taste buds. The bright acidity of the wine with a […]

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Blackberry Ginger Chutney with Prosciutto Roses on Savory Butter Puff Crackers

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Suzanne Clark This glorious appetizer from Suzanne Clark, one of our Los Angeles Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The blackberry ginger chutney over a savory butter puff cracker is topped with prosciutto and basil. The characteristics of apple and citrus in the wine […]

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The Big Game Bash

Just when you were looking for another excuse to host an extravagant party you realize it’s that time of year again. Football is bringing everyone a little closer together, one big game at a time. Whether you are planning on inviting only your closest friends or everyone you know we have a few recommendations to […]

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Spiced Butternut Squash in Point Reyes Toma Frico Cups

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it is a festive and celebratory time to open a bottle of sparkling wine to glorify any holiday occasion! Although we can all agree that wine is the most essential item on the food pyramid, we do realize that we need a few holiday recipes to [...] Read More

Halloween, Glorified.

It’s October. Right now the vines are bare and the leaves are changing from green to orange. The grapes have been crushed and are fermenting and aging in our underground caves. The hustle and bustle of Harvest is behind us, and we have some time to enjoy the changing season. In Sonoma Fall brings rain and […]

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2016 Glorious Bites Challenge Final Event

Chera Little of Leander, Texas, is the winner of the 2016 Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Glorious Bites Competition and has earned bragging rights, a custom glass trophy and a check for $5000. Her Miso-Maple Glazed Cod Wonton-Cho’s with Crispy Bok Choy Slaw has been deemed this year’s most glorious appetizer recipe in the country […]

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2016 Glorious Bites Finalist – TRIPLE “B” WON TONS

TRIPLE “B” WON TONS By Diane Williams, Glorious Bites 2016 FINALIST Winner of the Los Angeles Semi-Final event Diane Williams is from San Fernando Valley but has resided in Northern California for the last 20 years, where she and her husband raised their son and daughter. Diane grew up cooking with her mom and two sisters who […]

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2016 Glorious Bites Finalist – Lobster and Brie Dogs

Lobster and Brie Dogs By Jerry Edwards, Glorious Bites 2016 FINALIST Winner of the Washington D.C. Semi-Final event Jerry Edwards is from Baltimore, Maryland.  All his life he wanted to cook, having spent many days at his Italian grandmother’s knee when he was a child (he’s a direct descendant of the Mona Lisa).  He was studying […]

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Citrus-­Rosemary Roasted Olives

This year, we partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze […]

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Fried Chicken Sliders with Spiced Mayo, Cabbage Slaw + Original Blue

This year, we partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze […]

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Seared Lamb on Original Blue Polenta Cakes

This year, we partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze […]

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Crispy Potato Chip + Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche & Dill

This year, we partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze […]

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Toma, Peach Chutney and Basil

This year, we partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze [...] Read More

Spicy Shrimp with White Bean Puree on Toma Frico

This year, we partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze […]

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Apple-Onion Chutney Point Reyes Original Blue Crostini

This year, we partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze […]

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Lemongrass & Ginger Crab Crisps with Asian Apple & Vietnamese Avocado Mash

Lemongrass & Ginger Crab Crisps with Asian Apple & Vietnamese Avocado Mash Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Merry G. These Asian inspired crab crisps are an alluring combination of Asian ingredients, decadent crab meat, and crisp mini tortilla bites. The classic apple and pear notes of our Sonoma Brut work well with this dish because just like […]

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Glorious Lobster Tempura Grapefruit Salad Bowls Dressed With Ruby Red Miso Champagne Vinaigrette

Glorious Lobster Tempura Grapefruit Salad Bowls Dressed With Ruby Red Miso Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Jill G. This lobster grapefruit salad bowl is glorious due to its refreshing tangy and miso vinaigrette taste. The crunchy element of the tempura battered lobster and the crunchy salad provide a unique and likeable factor […]

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Passionfruit Shrimp on Macadamia Crackers (with cilantro butter)

Passionfruit Shrimp on Macadamia Crackers (with cilantro butter) Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Carla J. Passionfruit is a unique ingredient, especially when combined with spicy wasabi and delicious shrimp. Unsurprisingly it matches the unique personality of our Sonoma Brut. The bright fruit-forward characteristics of this wine match the tang of the passionfruit in a […]

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Mango Basil Shrimp in Wonton Cups

Mango Basil Shrimp in Wonton Cups Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Tanya B. How can you go wrong with ingredients like basil, mango and shrimp? These adorable wonton cups are a tasty combination of exotic flavors. The briny shrimp pairs perfectly with our classic apple and pear sparkling wine, Sonoma Brut. The acidity of the […]

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Roasted Beet Crostini with Goat Cheese and Salmon Roe

Roasted Beet Crostini with Goat Cheese and Salmon Roe Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Elise L. Caviar, or salmon roe, goes with dry sparkling wine like two peas in a pod. Our Sonoma Brut is a dry style that complements the fishy elements of the roe. The creamy goat cheese and earthy beets balance the […]

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Ahi Tuna & Green Apple Guacamole Recipe

Ahi Tuna & Green Apple Guacamole Recipe Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Lorin C. Who doesn’t have a love for Hawaiian inspired ahi tuna? Not only is it tasty but it reminds you of being on a warm, beautiful island relaxing in the sand. Top that Ahi Tuna with a crisp, acidic apple and avocado […]

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Ceviche Tostadas with Nectarines and Thai Basil by Sara Deseran

Sara Deseran is a longtime San Francisco-based food writer and the editor-at-large for San Francisco magazine. Her work is regularly selected for the annual Best Food Writing anthology and she’s worked as a James Beard Foundation cookbook judge. While contributing to magazines such as Saveur, Women’s Health, and C magazine, Sara has published four cookbooks, […]

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Appetizer Tacos by Linda Nguyen

Linda Nguyen is addicted to travel and delicious bites and sips. She shares her adventures in travel and cuisine on her food blog Girl Eats World   and has been doing so since 2009. Her favorite social media platform is instagram. Currently she serves on the board of Austin Food Bloggers Alliance as their social chair. She […]

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Spicy Asian Mini Crab Cakes by Stuart O’Keeffe

Stuart O’Keeffe is an Irish celebrity chef, food writer and TV personality best known for his appearances on Food Network’s Private Chefs of Beverly Hills, NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Talk and his AOL series Kitchen Daily 101. His recent cookbook “The Quick Six Fix,” which focuses on recipes that consist of 6 Ingredients, 6 […]

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Caviar Torte by Nycci Nellis

Nycci Nellis, a mother of five; a foodie born and bred; founder and publisher of www.TheListAreYouOnIt.com (The List), referred to by the Washington Post as “one of the DC area’s premier resources for information about all things food and wine in DC and beyond” for more than 36,000 subscribers.  Nycci also co-hosts the radio show, Foodie and the Beast, DC’s […]

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Zesty Smoked Salmon Bites With Chive Pancakes

Zesty Smoked Salmon Bites With Chive Pancakes Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Karen H. When we traditionally think of smoked salmon, we think of breakfast. And that is just what Semi-finalist, Karen Harris, did – with a twist of course. She combined a savory chive pancake with hot smokey salmon, lime zest, Serrano […]

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Best with Bubbles Brioche Bites with Pâté, Shallots, Blue Cheese and Figs

Best with Bubbles Brioche Bites with Pâté, Shallots, Blue Cheese and Figs Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Jamie B-M. This sweet and savory appetizer recipe is not only gorgeous to look at but also delectable as can be! The incorporation of sweet fresh figs with the elegant pairing of pork pâté, just brings […]

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Glorious Spicy Lobster Wontons

Glorious Spicy Lobster Wontons Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Veronica C. These spicy wontons fixed with mascarpone cheese, chili paste, and perfectly cooked fresh lobster is a glorious pairing to our sparkling wine. The classic apple and pear notes of our Sonoma Brut work well with this dish because the dosage of the wine balances out […]

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Gloria Ferrer – The Perfect Appetizer Wine

More than any other, the appetizer course allows a chef to flex their culinary muscles. And sparkling wine is the ultimate complement to this wide range of textures and flavors. Our Sonoma Brut has been carefully crafted entirely from hand-harvested Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. This brut is dominated by Pinot Noir, a stylistic decision enabling the […]

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Glorify Your Picnic

Just like brunch, picnics are trending more than ever. It’s the combination of all things glorious that make them so appealing: food, wine, and nature. Whether it’s you and your significant other or a group of friends it is bound to be a wonderful day spent. So here is a detailed guide on how to make […]

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The Big Game Celebration

The Big Game is scheduled for February 7, 2016, and the festivities are just beginning. This is a HUGE year for #SB50 being that it is so close to home. The week leading up to the Big Game there will be festivities throughout all of San Francisco. Did we mention that we will be there, […]

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Step-by-Step Guide for the Perfect New Year’s Eve Celebration

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebrating the New Year and the new beginnings to come. It is a time for reminiscing on the years’ past and having a glorious time with your loved ones and friends. Provided here is a four-step guide to help you cheers to the last night of the year and guarantee a […]

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A Perfect Pairing: Holiday Recipes & Wine

The holidays are here! *Cue twinkling lights, holiday music and an elegant snow fall.* There are lots of things we like about the holiday season, but let’s take a minute to talk about what we LOVE about this season – we’re talking about holiday parties and comfort food. These two things are in abundance during the winter months and we’re here to inspire and guide you through. Whether your mission is to be the perfect host/hostess or you’d like to contribute a crowd pleasing dish to a holiday party, we have you covered. Here are our favorite holiday inspired appetizer recipes with wine pairings to boot.

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2015 Glorious Bites Finals

Four finalists were flown in from around the country and on Saturday October 10th, 2015 they competed for the Glorious Bites title and a $5,000 grand prize. The event took place at our winery in sunny, picturesque Sonoma, California. Guests and friends alike gathered in the arbor for this glorious event. Emcee Leslie Sbrocco kicked off the day by […]

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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

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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Glorious Bites Challenge

Aged for a minimum of 18 months, our Sonoma Brut shows delicate pear and floral notes with persistent effervescence and an effortless finish, making it a tremendously versatile sparkling wine. This wine is so versatile it can be paired with a wide array of delectable nibbles. As you know, we’re wild about anything food-related and […]

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Gloria Ferrer’s Bubbly Battered Parmesan Onion Rings

June 22 is National Onion Ring Day and who doesn’t like onion rings?!  It’s obvious that onion rings pair perfectly with a crisp, cool bubbly like our Sonoma Brut. But we’ve decided to kick it up a notch and get creative in the kitchen – and it’s paid off! We’re pleased to share this delicious […]

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Picnic Perfectly

     It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year…    It’s picnic season, that is! Can’t you just feel the sun on your face, the grass on your toes and the ever-so-slight breeze in your hair? The approach of summer season brings plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the warm (not totally unbearably […]

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Sizzlin’ for Summertime

I’ve been on a real shrimp kick lately. Maybe it’s because I’ve been called “shrimp” my whole life due to my less-than-five-foot-one vertical stance? And it’s ingrained in my being to thus appreciate shrimp as a cuisine? Maybe it’s because I didn’t care for shrimp growing up, and am trying to make up for lost time […]

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Mom Deserves More Than a Mimosa

Ever have those days where you’re walking around the mall (or any place that has materialistic possessions) and on a whim you decide to stop into that one store you know you probably shouldn’t? You know, that store that has markups through the ROOF yet their items are beyond beautiful…and everything you stylistically crave? Maybe that one statement watch […]

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Stickin’ It

There are few things I love more in life than food. And sometimes when I take time out of my day to sit down and really think about the power of food, I fall a little more deeply in love with it. Food possesses a multitude of powers: it can bring people together in a social way, it can spark […]

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Snack…Tackle…Pop!

The Big Game is almost here.  You’ve fluffed your couch cushions, triple-checked your cable connection and made sure the fridge is stock-piled with snack essentials. Personally, I remember this particular “game-day holiday” as being the one day of the year where my father and I were allowed to watch television all day and nourish our […]

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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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Sonoma Bar Battle 2014

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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A Merry Cherry + Sonoma Brut

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

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

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

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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Autumn Hash + Blanc de Blancs

Chilly winter weather yields both negatives and positives: the brisk cold air makes it that much harder to muster up the strength to exit your morning cocoon of a bed, yet that cold weather also basically gives you a free-pass to indulge yourself in the heartiness of comfort food. And what better way to cozy yourself up than […]

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Turkey Salad Sandwich + Brut Rosé

And just like that: It’s November. Say goodbye to that spiderweb-decorated doorway and say hello to a cozy home smelling of that autumn wreath scented candle. And what better way to celebrate November than with the mascot of November itself–a turkey? This recipe from Mezzetta is perfect for that leftover turkey post-Thanksgiving. So jot-down this Mezzetta turkey salad sandwich recipe and enjoy […]

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Fright Night | Halloween Hosting

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble… Feel that eeriness in the air?  That means Halloween is near! And what better way to celebrate the month of October than to have a spooky gathering with friends? Of course, no Halloween party is complete without Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine, a recipe “to die […]

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Yum For All Ages

There are few things on this earth that I couldn’t possibly live without.  Quite obviously, Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine just happens to be one of them.  Yet there are a couple of food dishes that would honestly crush me if they were to stop existing anytime soon.  Out of those particular dishes, one reins above […]

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September: Simple and Scrumptious

Welcome, September! And welcome fall season.  Don’t shed those end-of-the-summer-month tears just yet—fall provides plenty of possibilities to elate spirits:  pumpkin spice, orange leaves, Halloween…getting excited yet? Along with fun activities, fall also brings an array of food that is in their prime-consumption time.  For example: apples, corn, figs, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers…the list goes on […]

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A Glorious Weeknight Recipe: Sloppy Joes

With the school year about to start for many of our kids.. we thought it would be a perfect time to feature easy recipes that can be whipped up during the week, in between soccer practice and homework. We are huge fans of comfort food at Gloria Ferrer and it seemed fitting to showcase one […]

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Eating So Fresh and So Clean

With the month of August peaking its head out, Gloria Ferrer harvest just days away,  and our backyard Heirloom tomato plants filled to the brim with ripening fruit, it seemed fitting to show you some of our favorite “So Fresh” ideas for dinner and beyond. Let’s be honest, a lot of them feature tomatoes because… well […]

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Summertime Comfort Food: Peach Cobbler

Just because its summertime, doesn’t mean you can’t whip up a delicious dish that is sure to warm your heart and soul. Comfort food is always the perfect pairing to sparkling wines. With peach season officially here, it seemed only fitting to feature a delicious recipe for Peach Cobbler, from one of our favorite sources: […]

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Sparkling Wine + Fried Chicken

Did you know that one of our all time favorite food & wine pairings is Sparkling Wine + Fried Chicken? It really is a match made in heaven. Why you ask? The tiny bubbles, bright acidity, lively citrus flavors, toasty notes and dry finish of sparkling wine help to cut through those nutty oils and salty […]

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Passover the Matzo Ball Soup

No Passover is complete without a savory Matzo Ball Soup. People all around can agree on one thing… Matzo Ball Soup is a crowd pleaser. It is one of the ultimate comfort food dishes and whether you are participating in Passover festivities or simply looking for a tasty soup, we have the perfect recipe for […]

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Brunch & Bubbles: Mini Egg Souffles Recipe + Bubbly Pairing

Now that it’s officially Spring, we can  usher in Brunch Season. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who didn’t enjoy brunch. What’s NOT to love about breakfast AND lunch food with the opportunity to also enjoy bubbly beverages? Since the weather is looking a bit more Spring-like for many, some not so much, we […]

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A Perfect Pair: The Grand Finale

The big day is here! Happy Valentine’s Day to all! We are laying it all our for the final “Perfect Pair” food & wine pairing. This duo is sure to knock your loved ones socks off! Perfect Pair Grand Final: Chocolate Soufflé and 2008 Brut Rose Recipe by Chef Thomas Keller   INGREDIENTS 1 Tablespoon plus 1 […]

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A Perfect Pair: Recipe No. 3

It’s important to have a romantic meal on Valentine’s Day, and you’ve got one day left to plan! Be prepared with this delicious and fresh Cioppino Recipe by Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis! Perfect Pair No. 3: Cioppino and 2005 Royal Cuvée Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis   INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large fennel bulb, thinly […]

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A Perfect Pair: Recipe No.2

Valentine’s Day is about love and passion, and what says love better than PORK?! For Tuesday’s “Perfect Pair” recipe we’re showcasing one of Chef Stephanie Izard’s delicious pasta dishes. Apple-Pork Ragu with Papardelle and 2005 Extra Brut Recipe from Girl in the Kitchen by Stephanie Izard, Chronicle Books, 2011 INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon olive oil 12 ounces ground […]

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A Perfect Pair: Recipe No.1

We’re kicking off #loveweek by giving you all the tools necessary to WOW your loved one’s taste buds this Valentine’s Day. So slap an apron on and take notes my friend, this is the Perfect Pair No. 1. Citrus Salad and 2010 Blanc de Blancs Recipe from Mark Bittman INGREDIENTS 2 blood oranges or tangerines 1 […]

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Hog Island Manilla Clam Chowder + 2006 Royal Cuveé

It’s really starting to feel like winter around the winery: the vines are looking bare as they prepare to go dormant and the morning fog isn’t burning off as quickly as it did in peak summer months. This cold weather is perfect for a warm cup of homemade soup. Whether you prefer classic Tomato Soup, Chowders, […]

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