The Glorious Life: March, 2017

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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A Taste of Bubbles & Blooms

  Spring is almost here and our second annual Bubbles & Blooms Festival is just around the corner! We will be celebrating with DIY workshops, a flower market, guest speakers talking about sustainable gardening, flower art installations, and you can’t forget the award-winning wines and gourmet food! We will also be releasing a brand new […]

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Inside Look: the Winemaker Dinner

An elegant evening of beautiful music, gourmet food, and fine wine! Our Winemaker Dinner held on Saturday, February 11 gave club members the exclusive opportunity to experience an intimate evening with our winemaker, Steven Urberg, hosted by Meredith Hayes, our Direct Sales Manager, and Jeff Davis, host of the radio show On the Wine Road. […]

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