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Pinot Days – Chicago, IL

April 26, 2014

Pinot Days Chicago is an intimate event, with a big heart! 65 wineries head to the Windy City and paint the town Pinot with winemaker dinners, tastings at boutique stores and a Grand Festival at the beautiful Navy Pier. Join us for a whirlwind of exquisite wine, incredible food and great people!

Trade Tasting: Noon – 2 pm
Public Tasting: 2 – 5 pm
Price: $75 – Grand Festival, $125 VIP Tasting and Seminar

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Wine Spectator Grand Tour

Wine Spectator Grand Tour – New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas

April 29, May 1 and 3, 2014

More than two hundred of the world’s finest wineries will pour one of their best wines at each stop.

All wines are WINE SPECTATOR’s top-scoring selections

Meet and mingle with many winery owners and/or winemakers

Taste wines are that hard to find—discover new favorites

Enjoy a light buffet to complement your evening

A souvenir Riedel® tasting glass is included.

A portion of net proceeds from the Grand Tour benefits the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, which supports scholarships and grants to students pursuing careers in the wine industry.

Must be 21 or older to attend. Seminar sponsor reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.




UnCorked Wine Festival – Ghiradelli Square

May 17, 2014 | 1-6pm

Come taste Gloria Ferrer wines at the 9th Annual UnCorked Festival at Ghiradelli Square on Saturday, May 17th from 1-6pm.

Uncorked! is a unique event, focused on giving back to the community by bringing the best wines from all over the Bay Area and wine country to one central location – San Francisco’s favorite historic landmark. We pair outstanding wines with live entertainment, San Francisco chefs, and food from some of the best food trucks throughout the Bay Area for a truly one-of-a-kind event. In the spirit of giving back, Uncorked! has once again partnered with local non-profit Save The Bay to support the organization’s efforts to protect, restore, and celebrate the San Francisco Bay. Last year, Uncorked! raised over $45,000 from tickets sales for the local non-profit.

General Admission: $55, VIP: $85


Tiburon Wine Festival

May 17, 2014

Located in one of the most picturesque waterfront communities in the world, the Tiburon Wine Festival is considered one of the Bay Area’s premiere wine events! Breathtaking views, world-class wines (vintages from over 60 premium wineries), with many of the wines being tasted by the public for the first time. Complementary cuisine from over 20 restaurants and chefs, a fabulous silent auction, and in 2013, live entertainment from James Henry and Hands on Fire.

$75 TICKET INCLUDES: Tasting premium wines from over 60 wineries
Sample from over 20 Restaurant & Food Booths Souvenir Logo Wine Glass
Wine Tasting Party Tray Admission to silent auction
Sun & Salt Air on the Bay!

Tiburon Wine Fest

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California Winemasters at Warner Bros. Studio

May 17, 2014

The California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction set for May 17, 2014 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. This extraordinary event showcases 50 international chefs and 75 of California’s Finest Wineries.

“Winemasters” has raised almost $26 million in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s vital research and care programs. The CF Foundation is proud of the fact that almost 90 cents of each dollar raised goes directly into our critical research and care programs.

Make your reservations NOW for this wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuves dinner!


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Sunset Celebration Weekend

May 31-June 1, 2014

Come taste award winning Gloria Ferrer wines at Sunset Magazine’s annual Celebration Weekend hosted at their beautiful Headquarters and Gardens located in Menlo Park, California.

Saturday and Sunday, May 31-June 1, 2014 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens
80 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

“From cooking to and gardening to wine and microbrews – come take a peek what’s happening in our backyard!
- Sunset Magazine 


Mediterranean Cruise

June 11 - 18, 2014


Sail from Venice to Rome on the luxurious Oceania Riviera June 11-18, 2014

Cruise with Three International Wine Experts:

David Brown, wine educator and brand developer, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Sonoma

Jeffrey Stambor, Head of Winemaking, at the famed Beaulieu Vineyard, Napa

Paul Wagner, Wine Educator, Marketer, Wine Judge and Italian Wine Expert

We will visit fantastic ports of call: Venice, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Corfu, Greece, Taormina, Sicily, Amalfi, Italy, Olbia, Sardinia and finish at Civitavecchia, the port of Rome.  Enjoy the romance of Venice, the city of love, and the majesty of Rome, the city of Caesar.  Your cruise sets sail on Oceania’s newest ship, the Riviera.  Enjoy a country club casual atmosphere (no tuxedos here!), plus the finest dining at sea (inspired by Jacques Pépin). You’ll find with this new mid-size liner (1,250 passengers) the service is superior and pampering.  Plus, airfare from 20 gateway cities (economy fare) is included in your fare.  If you want to bookend your cruise with nights in Venice or Rome, Expedia CruiseShipCenters can arrange that, too.


Welcome Aboard Wine Party (meet our wine personalities!)

Enjoy wine with dinner each evening

Two wine-paired 5-course winemaker dinners

Three additional special wine dinners

Five Special Wine Tasting Events

Special Library tasting of BV Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Take a Tour of Italy by Glass with  Paul Wagner

Wine Seminars by David Brown & Jeffrey Stambor

PRICING STARTS AT $3,398 (Includes Free Round trip Economy Airfare from specific gateway cities & $100 On-board Credit for Wine Club Members Only) This needs to be specified and confirmed when booking.


Book your cruise today and enjoy these fantastic perks:

  • Free Airfare
  • Free Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • $200 Shipboard Credit
  • Free Unlimited Internet Package

Call the Wine Cruise Experts, 800-258-8880 or e-mail


Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

June 20-22nd, 2014

Come taste Gloria Ferrer wines at The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen!

An epicurean brand’s signature event, bringing together the world’s foremost authorities on wine and food at over 80 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars. In addition, over 300 wines and luxury lifestyle brands gather together in the Grand Tasting Pavilion, the epicenter of the event, to feature and sample their newest products. Simultaneously, American Express will host its 25th annual Restaurant Trade Program, a unique educational and networking event developed for the professionals who shape the world of hospitality. With planning a year in advance, FOOD & WINE identifies the hottest culinary talent and trends and uses its industry connections to bring an all-star line-up and program to the FOOD & WINE Classic every year.