Thursday, September 24, 2015

09/24 TOP CHEF STAR BROOKE WILLIAMSON, EVA BERTRAN, GLORIA FERRER, THE "GLORIOUS BITES CHALLENGE", CHRISTOPHER TARANTO, PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE, HARVEST WINE WEEKEND

RESTAURATEUR AND TOP CHEF STAR BROOKE WILLIAMSON & EVA BERTRAN FROM GLORIA FERRER TALK ABOUT THE "GLORIOUS BITES CHALLENGE" 


Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards and Top Chef star Brooke Williamson have teamed up to discover the most glorious appetizer recipe in the country through the first ever nationwide “Glorious Bites Challenge.”  A few months ago people 21 and over were encouraged to channel their inner-foodie and submit their signature appetizer recipe best paired with Gloria Ferrer’s Sonoma Brut.

Each recipe entered was reviewed by a panel of wine and food experts and the top ten semi-finalists participated in live cook-offs judged by Williamson either in New York or San Francisco earlier this month.

NOW….Only four competitors are moving on to the National Finals on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Gloria Ferrer Winery in Sonoma, California, in which Williamson and the expert panel will choose the grand-prize winner with the most glorious bite, awarding the lucky individual a $5,000 cash prize.

ABOUT GLORIA FERRER
A pioneering history and approach to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have made Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards a leader in California sparkling wine for almost 30 years.  Founded in 1986 in Sonoma, California, by the Ferrer family of Spain, Gloria Ferrer combines the best of sparkling winegrowing history with the bounty of the Carneros winegrowing region using time-honored méthode champenoise winemaking traditions and centuries-old sustainable practices.  Gloria Ferrer produces the most awarded California sparkling wines that have won over 400 gold medals and received 30 outstanding 90+ point ratings in the last 5 years. Discover the Glorious Life at www.gloriaferrer.com .
ABOUT BROOKE WILLIAMSON
Brooke Williamson’s entire life has always been about food.  Ever since she can remember, Williamson wanted to become a chef or a restaurateur.  A native of Los Angeles, Williamson began her culinary career at a young age as a teacher’s assistant at the Epicurean Institute of Los Angeles.  After working with some of the country's top chefs, her dream has finally been realized in the form of successful ventures such as Amuse Café, Beechwood, and projects with chef-husband Nick Roberts, Hudson House in Redondo Beach, The Tripel & 4-in-1 concept Playa Provisions in Playa Del Rey.

Williamson recently placed first-runner up on Top Chef Season 10 in Seattle, which has catapulted her to “Celebrity Chef” status.  She also starred as a host and mentor on MTV’s first foodie series, House of Food, recently won her battle on the popular Esquire series, Knife Fight, and has competed on Bravo’s newest series, Top Chef Duels.  Williamson has also appeared as a guest on The Talk, Watch What Happens Live, Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family and international talk show, Arise 360.

WWW.GLORIOUSBITES.COM


CHRISTOPHER TARANTO - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE - HARVEST WINE WEEKEND (OCT 16 - 18)


Love wine, but not all the fuss that sometimes goes along with it? In Paso Robles Wine Country, you’ll discover award-winning wines, exceptional restaurants and breathtaking views all without tension or pretension.

Try a taste for yourself during Harvest Wine Weekend, October 16 - 18, 2015!

Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country is a time of excitement and celebration! The changing colors of the vines, crisp autumn air, and the promise of a new vintage create a wine country experience not to be forgotten.

Explore more than 140 weekend activities, including winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, barrel tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music and so much more! Use the Official Guide (available in tasting rooms October 3) or search online by day, winery or activity to find whatever your palate desires. Please note, there is no marquee ticketed event for Harvest Wine Weekend. Costs to participate vary by winery and are often listed in their event descriptions.

Visit PasoRoblesWine on Facebook and Twitter for more information about the wide range of weekend activities. Be sure to share your Harvest Wine Weekend adventures with #PasoHWW.

Harvest Wine Weekend is yours for the taking with winemaker dinners, barbecues, seminars, live music, art and other exciting harvest activities!

ABOUT PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is a cooperative marketing alliance made up of Paso Robles Wine Country wineries, vineyards and related businesses. The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is a 501c6 nonprofit organization operated under the guidance of a nine-member board of directors.

WWW.PASOWINE.COM

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