The Glorious Life: June, 2016

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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Gloria Ferrer’s Glass Collection

Gloria Ferrer has always had a passion for glass collecting. It began while on a trip to Venice, Italy when her father bought her first flute, a beautiful red Murano crystal glass with a golden dauphine in the stem. Ever since then she has collected a glorious glass from every trip she has taken. As […]

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