Food & Wine Pairings
Gloria Ferrer - The Perfect Appetizer Wine
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is dedicated to producing sparkling and estate varietal wines that are reflective of the Carneros region. Exuberant and fruit-forward, our wines are outstanding with today’s diverse and flavorful cuisine. We invite you to explore the wines of Gloria Ferrer — the bottled expressions of the vines, hillsides, fog, wind, and sky of Carneros.
The pairings below illustrates the affinity that Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines demonstrate with the wide stylistic range of flavors and ingredients that chefs are showcasing in contemporary cuisine.
Pan-Pacific / Spicy
The forward fruit in sparkling wine provides an ideal foil for spicy foods:
• Mussels with coconut curry
• Pad Thai
• Shrimp satay with peanut sauce
• Fire cracker shrimp with mango salsa
The crisp character and fine bubbles of sparkling wine sweep fat from the palate, refreshing it for the next bite.
• Buttermilk batter onion rings
• Chile-spiced deep fried calamari
• Spring vegetable frito misto
• Tempura shrimp
The light-bodied texture and fresh flavors of sparkling wine present the ultimate marriage for crustaceans and shellfish.
• Crab with tamarind sauce
• Grilled lemongrass shrimp
• Oysters on the half shell
• Roasted mussels, lobster, or crab
The round, toasty mid-palate and richness of sparkling wine stands up well to many rich foods.
• Roast Pumpkin Ravioli with mascarpone
• Foie gras
• Triple crème or hard aged cheese
• New potatoes with garlic
• Wild mushroom ravioli
The crisp acidity in sparkling wine is essential to balancing salt.
• Caesar salad
• Oysters or caviar
• Parmesan, feta or chèvre
Acid / Tart Focus
Bright, high-noted flavors in food require sweetness, acid, or both, in wine. High acid food elements reduce the perceived acidity of sparkling wine, bringing the fruit forward.
• Salad with vinaigrette
• Oysters with mignonette
• Tomato bruschetta