The Glorious Life: Holidays

Glorious Valentine’s Day Gifting

It’s that time of year again! Candy hearts, kisses, and rosé… no we didn’t misspell roses, we meant rosé, as in Brut Rosé! It really is time to do away with the roses and give your special someone something a little more unique, like a bottle of our award winning 2013 Gloria Ferrer Brut Rose […]

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve Around the World

Think about it. Is there another day which is celebrated with equal enthusiasm around the world as New Year’s Eve? While festivities vary from country to country, one tradition is shared worldwide: Toasting. The custom of toasting as we know it today originated in medieval England. Back then, the raising of glasses was accompanied by […]

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Coming Home for the Holidays

The feeling of returning home for the holidays always stirs so many emotions. For me it’s a strange combination of the all-too-familiar mixed with a reminder of how much has changed. Hugs from Mom and Dad feel the same, but things just look different. I remember the meltdown I had Thanksgiving 2009 when I came home […]

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Halloween, Glorified.

It’s October. Right now the vines are bare and the leaves are changing from green to orange. The grapes have been crushed and are fermenting and aging in our underground caves. The hustle and bustle of Harvest is behind us, and we have some time to enjoy the changing season. In Sonoma Fall brings rain and […]

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Step-by-Step Guide for the Perfect New Year’s Eve Celebration

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebrating the New Year and the new beginnings to come. It is a time for reminiscing on the years’ past and having a glorious time with your loved ones and friends. Provided here is a four-step guide to help you cheers to the last night of the year and guarantee a […]

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Thanksgiving Food & Wine Pairing

What better way to give thanks than with large amounts of food, family, and wine? We can’t think of any other way! The holidays are a busy time. It takes a lot of thought deciding on the guest lists, going shopping, and decorating the house; so we have created a consolidated list of seamless food and wine pairings right […]

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A Perfect Pairing: Holiday Recipes & Wine

The holidays are here! *Cue twinkling lights, holiday music and an elegant snow fall.* There are lots of things we like about the holiday season, but let’s take a minute to talk about what we LOVE about this season – we’re talking about holiday parties and comfort food. These two things are in abundance during the winter months and we’re here to inspire and guide you through. Whether your mission is to be the perfect host/hostess or you’d like to contribute a crowd pleasing dish to a holiday party, we have you covered. Here are our favorite holiday inspired appetizer recipes with wine pairings to boot.

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Mom Deserves More Than a Mimosa

Ever have those days where you’re walking around the mall (or any place that has materialistic possessions) and on a whim you decide to stop into that one store you know you probably shouldn’t? You know, that store that has markups through the ROOF yet their items are beyond beautiful…and everything you stylistically crave? Maybe that one statement watch […]

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Springtime: Bunnies and Bubbles

Well, I believe it is appropriate to say that spring has officially sprung! At least my allergies seem to say so… Regardless of my frustrating allergen reactions, I believe the season of spring yields endless breaths of fresh air. From pastel colors splashing every storefront to seeing Peeps lining the shelves everywhere you turn, spring […]

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Snack…Tackle…Pop!

The Big Game is almost here.  You’ve fluffed your couch cushions, triple-checked your cable connection and made sure the fridge is stock-piled with snack essentials. Personally, I remember this particular “game-day holiday” as being the one day of the year where my father and I were allowed to watch television all day and nourish our […]

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A Twist on Valentine’s Day Clichés

As January nears its end, February starts revving its engine. And by revving its engine, I mean getting boxes of chocolates, dozens of roses and six-foot-tall teddy bears ready. You see, Valentine’s Day is very easily considered a cliché: that typical twelve-piece chocolate box that’s available at nearly every drug store starts to get just […]

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Our Year in Review: 2014

And just like that… BOOM!  It’s 2015. And what a year 2014 has been! From releasing a new varietal of wine to commencing a renovation of our tasting room (and world as we know it), this year has yielded plenty of noteworthy events to reflect upon. Here is the place to catch up on the past […]

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A Little “Pop” in Your Step

The holidays are over, you’ve finally took the initiative to start taking down those Christmas decorations and January now brings some much needed winter downtime to decompress. However, there are those classic winter days: running to your car in the rain to avoid getting soaked only to find yourself stomping into the deepest puddle in the […]

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New Years Eve: Traditions Near and Far

New Years Eve was always an exciting holiday for me. Growing up, my mom would drop a couple cranberries in our sparkling apple cider and tidy-up a little present for my sister and I, placed delicately on our expensive-feeling dinner plates (my mother regarded New Years Eve as the one holiday she would trust me and my sister with the […]

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Staycation in a Rustic Wonderland

As soon as the cold weather starts, I begin day dreaming  myself into a cozy log cabin surrounded by fresh-powdery snow. The cabin is tucked away in the mountains, far from my any email in-boxes or commuter trains – it’s just the beauty of snow capped mountains and wildlife as far as the eye can see. […]

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‘Tis The Season of At Home Entertaining

It’s winter. Daylight savings has made it so the sun begins setting just after lunch and by the time I get off work I feel confined to the house as it’s too cold/windy/rainy/snowy to be motivated to go out; it’s such a cozy time of year, isn’t it?  I truly mean it. It’s the time […]

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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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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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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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No Tricks, Just Treats: Heartfelt Halloween Hosting

I find there to be two different types of people in this world during the month of October: People that like and actively appreciate horror and fright, and ones that are horrified by such horror. However, sometimes I find myself possessing both of these personalities.  I’ll participate in the excursion to go visit my neighbor’s “haunted house” for […]

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Fright Night | Halloween Hosting

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble… Feel that eeriness in the air?  That means Halloween is near! And what better way to celebrate the month of October than to have a spooky gathering with friends? Of course, no Halloween party is complete without Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine, a recipe “to die […]

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Pink is the New Orange

When asked to describe October in terms of color, the consensus tends to be orange.  Orange, brown, yellow…fall colors emulate the personality of October itself. Yet, us at Gloria Ferrer don’t necessarily distinguish October as being orange.  This is due to the fact that we believe one other color reigns supreme as an October hue: […]

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A Glorious 4th of July

Dear America, It is almost Independence Day, a time for enjoying our favorite summer pastimes… BBQ-ing, backyard pool parties, homemade ice cream, fireworks and Aunt Thelma’s Potato Salad. It’s also a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate our freedom. If you are the host for this year’s patriotic festivities, in true Gloria […]

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Make it a “Mom”entous Day

‘Tis the season for brunches, fresh flowers, mimosas and Sunday Fundays… Mother’s Day is the perfect day to bring all those things together. At Gloria Ferrer we like to Live Gloriously as much as possible. We thought it would be fun to share our favorite things do to for our moms or any mom in […]

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Passover the Matzo Ball Soup

No Passover is complete without a savory Matzo Ball Soup. People all around can agree on one thing… Matzo Ball Soup is a crowd pleaser. It is one of the ultimate comfort food dishes and whether you are participating in Passover festivities or simply looking for a tasty soup, we have the perfect recipe for […]

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A Perfect Pair: The Grand Finale

The big day is here! Happy Valentine’s Day to all! We are laying it all our for the final “Perfect Pair” food & wine pairing. This duo is sure to knock your loved ones socks off! Perfect Pair Grand Final: Chocolate Soufflé and 2008 Brut Rose Recipe by Chef Thomas Keller   INGREDIENTS 1 Tablespoon plus 1 […]

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A Perfect Pair: Recipe No. 3

It’s important to have a romantic meal on Valentine’s Day, and you’ve got one day left to plan! Be prepared with this delicious and fresh Cioppino Recipe by Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis! Perfect Pair No. 3: Cioppino and 2005 Royal Cuvée Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis   INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large fennel bulb, thinly […]

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A Perfect Pair: Recipe No.2

Valentine’s Day is about love and passion, and what says love better than PORK?! For Tuesday’s “Perfect Pair” recipe we’re showcasing one of Chef Stephanie Izard’s delicious pasta dishes. Apple-Pork Ragu with Papardelle and 2005 Extra Brut Recipe from Girl in the Kitchen by Stephanie Izard, Chronicle Books, 2011 INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon olive oil 12 ounces ground […]

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A Perfect Pair: Recipe No.1

We’re kicking off #loveweek by giving you all the tools necessary to WOW your loved one’s taste buds this Valentine’s Day. So slap an apron on and take notes my friend, this is the Perfect Pair No. 1. Citrus Salad and 2010 Blanc de Blancs Recipe from Mark Bittman INGREDIENTS 2 blood oranges or tangerines 1 […]

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A Guy’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

We are just nine days until Valentine’s Day (the ladies are counting down), and because it seems as though guys do majority of purchasing for this holiday, it seemed natural to do a post just for you.  Even if you don’t have a sweetheart this year, it is still important to show your loved ones, just […]

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Bubbly New Year’s Traditions

We all know the New Year’s Eve drill;  celebrate until midnight, countdown to twelve, holler with excitement, toast with a glass of Gloria Ferrer, plant a smooch or hug a loved one- and there you have it. It’s New Year’s. Or maybe you stay in, cook a special meal, sip on more Gloria Ferrer, try to […]

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A Sparkling Thanksgiving Appetizer

When it comes to Thanksgiving, we love traditions. Maybe you love your Grandma’s Candied Yams, Stuffing or Aunt Clara’s Green Bean Casserole. Regardless of your favorites, it seems to be that when it comes to appetizers, there are old favorites and there are new favorites. Kind of like our Gloria Ferrer wines. So we introduce […]

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