Grand Convention: The E & J Gallo Royal Wine Event

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Every Christmas we always receive wine package from our Uncle who is a wine lover. He taught me how to tell wines apart. Though I am not really good at it, I am certain that I know how Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay tastes like regardless if I have not seen the label yet. Since then I become a wine lover and developed curiousity of the different types of wine specially because wine names are like music to my ears. Currently, my most favorite wine is a Moscato, specially if it is fruity. Imagine my excitement when I received my invitation to attend the E & J Gallo Royal Wine Event that was held at Grand Convention Center of Cebu. It was totally surreal!



Gallo wines sounds new to me, I haven’t tried a single wine from the brand, so I was really curious about the product. The speaker of the night was Mr. Aubrey Buckingham of E & J Gallo Winery, who provided us with information about the product and the history of E & J Gallo Winery, owned by Gallo Family and founded by the brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 at Modesto, California. I was amazed that this product comes from humble beginnings and succeeded to become the second largest winery in the world that supplies wine to 93 different countries. From then on they became the highly acclaimed winery that earned major awards from prestigious international wine competitions.


Without further ado, let me present to you the E & J Gallo wine products.


Let’s start with the Gallo Family Varietals. Each of these varietals had been aged in oaks to develop the taste and complexity that appeals to the most sophisticated wine drinker.


Cabernet Sauvignon
It combines tastes of Blackberry and black currant that are balanced by a hint of oak for a smooth mouth feel.

It is the blended flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, and hints of oak for a smooth mouth feel.

It has the flavor of citrus notes, hint of vanilla and a dash of oaks making this a crowd pleaser.

White Zinfandel
It combines crisp refreshment with bright fruit. You’ll taste flavors of strawberry and hints of sweet white peach.

It has a bursting delicious flavors of peach, honey and ripe citrus.


These are the other Gallo Family varietals.

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Barefoot Wines. This is the most awarded and the most affordable wine of E & J Gallo Winery.


Delightfully sweet with lush fruity aromas. Hints of citrus skip across flavors of juicy peach and ripe apricots.

Sauvignon Blanc
It’s bursting with summer fruit flavors like honeydew melon, nectarine and peach. Pear and lime notes meld into a soft finish.

It is a perfect combo of cherry, boysenberry, plum and chocolate flavors. Raised right, it’s well rounded with mild tannins.

Cabernet Sauvignon
It has berry flavors like currant, raspberry and blackberry jam with a velvety vanilla finish.


These are the other Barefoot varietals.





Canyon Road Wine. It is a sophisticated California wine that captures the style of contemporary life for image conscious consumers.


Medium- bodied wine with notes of crisp apple and ripe citrus fruit with a hint of cinnamon spice.

A soft and elegant mouthfeel, this wine has deep flavors of rich cherries and jammy blackberries, followed by hints of vanilla and spice.


These are the other Canyon Road varietals.





Turning Leaf Wines. It combines sophisticated taste and quality with the casual, unpretentious attitude that fits contemporary lifestyles.


Cabernet Sauvignon
With the aroma of vanilla and brown spice, flavors of blackberry jam and dark fruit, smooth finish with hints of oaks.

Blended flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, and hints of oaks for velvety richness.

Has aromas of tropical fruits, butterscotch and layered flavors of pineapple, peach with hints of oaks.


These are the other Turning Leaf varietals.





And finally, the premium wines Starborough Sauvignon Blanc and Red Rock Merlot.





Starborough Sauvignon Blanc evokes the subtle flavor of New Zealand’s natural beauty. It’s a sophisticated taste that’s easy to like. It is characterized by crisp citrus and tropical fruit accent and lively acidity. It has the flavors of honeydew melon, passion fruit and peach.




Red Rock Merlot opens with aromas of caramelized sugar and vanilla, which are nicely balanced by jammy fruit flavors. Dark fruit flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and black currant overwhelm the palate, creating a well-rounded structure that leads to a smooth and velvety finish.



It was a very fantastic event and I learned so much about wines. These products are a must-try because it has an amazing and promising flavors.


The E & J Gallo Royal Wine Event is presented by Emperador Distillers Inc. and The E & J Gallo Winery.