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New Haven Welcomes Gloria Ferrer Winemaker

By August 1, 2023Connecticut, Top News

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, hosted annually in New Haven, and Zinc partnered in showcasing 2017 Gloria Ferrer Cuvée Rosé Charity Cuvée at a special pairing dinner on June 15. The event featured Ferrer’s Harry Hansen, Vice President of Winemaking and Wine Growing, who led a tasting and educated guests on the special Charity Cuvée, as well as Gloria Ferrer Brut NV, Blanc de Noirs Rosé NV and Pinot Noir 2017. The Sonoma Carneros winery’s Brut Rosé is made of 85% estate-grown Pinot Noir, with 15% Chardonnay for structure and an extended finish. Founded in 1986, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is the first sparkling wine house from the renowned region, with Hansen outlining its history of organic winemaking and regenerative viticulture. Gloria Ferrer, Hansen said, will be fully organic by 2025 and is the only California sparkling wine-producing member of the International Wineries for Climate Action committed to zero carbon emissions by 2035. Zinc was also pre-selling the 2017 Gloria Ferrer Cuvée Cellar Release for dinner attendees and festival patrons, which ran through June 25, with proceeds set to benefit the annual festival. Additionally, the 2017 Gloria Ferrer Cuvée Rosé Charity Cuvée was created to honor first responders and support the All Clear Foundation, among ongoing charitable efforts. The All Clear Foundation provides mental health support to first responder communities nationwide, with the brand donating $50,000 to the nonprofit additionally. Part of the Freixenet Mionetto USA portfolio, the brand is distributed in Connecticut by Allan S. Goodman and Eder Bros., Inc.



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