The Glorious Life: November, 2014

Gloria’s Twelve Favorite Things | Holiday Gift-Giving

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

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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