K-J Avant

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  • K-J AVANT Chardonnay
     
    K-J Avant Chardonnay
    Fresh / Crisp / Clean

    Crisp, bright and sleek, Kendall-Jackson AVANT Chardonnay is cold-fermented to retain green apple and lemon drop flavors.

    Appellation:
    California
    Flavor Profile:
    Fresh, crisp, fruit-driven
    Goes well with:
    Monterey Jack cheese, guacamole, grilled shrimp
  • New
    K-J Avant Red Blend
    Rich / Silky / Smooth

    Enticing aromas of ripe raspberry and bold black cherry are complemented by hints of spice and dark chocolate to deliver a smooth and lingering finish.

    Appellation:
    California
    Flavor Profile:
    Fruit forward taste of plum, ripe raspberry and pomegranate with hints of vanilla and cocoa
    Goes well with:
    Fondue, prosciutto wrapped dates, sweet and savory flatbread pizza
  • K-J AVANT Sauvignon Blanc
    New
    K-J Avant Sauvignon Blanc
    Bright / Fresh / Vibrant

    Handcrafted and cold-fermented in stainless steel to preserve the grape's alluring, fruit-forward aromatics layered with notes of lemongrass and subtle minerality.

    Appellation:
    California
    Flavor Profile:
    Light-bodied with distinguished flavors of vibrant lime and passion fruit
    Goes well with:
    Feta cheese, spring salad, fish tacos

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Seared Scallops, Shaved Fennel and Grapefruit Recipe #KJAVANT

Hi again! Kelsey Boyte here from Happyolks.com. Whether you’re flying solo or living with roommates or your spouse, cooking for one shouldn’t mean boxed spaghetti or eggs and toast. Spend ten extra minutes on this delicious seared scallops, shaved fennel and grapefruit recipe for a beautiful night to yourself or with friends and a glass of crisp K-J AVANT Sauvignon Blanc.

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Seared Scallops, Shaved Fennel, and Grapefruit
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Serves: 1-4
 
Recipe can be doubled, tripled, and quadrupled to serve a crowd.
Ingredients
  • 3 large fresh sea scallops
  • 1 medium fennel bulb
  • 2 medium pink grapefruit
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Microgreens
  • Chives
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Remove fennel tops and shave bulb into thin slices on a microplane grater. Set aside and sprinkle with salt. Segment the grapefruit by carefully removing the peel and pith of the fruit with a sharp paring knife. Set the grapefruit on a cutting board and run your knife from top to bottom. When skin and pith is removed, cut out the fruit between the fibrous membrane. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat butter and olive oil over medium-high heat until melted. Pat the scallops with a paper towel to remove excess liquid. Place scallop flat side down in the pan and sear for 2 minutes. Flip and sear on the opposite side for another 2 minutes. While the scallops cook, use a spoon and drizzle bubbling butter/oil mixture over the top of the scallops as they cook.
  3. To serve, mix fennel and grapefruit together with a bit of olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. Top the salad with the scallops and then garnish with micro-greens, chives, and remaining lemon juice.

Seared Scallops, Shaved Fennel and Grapefruit Recipe #KJAVANT

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Hi again! Kelsey Boyte here from Happyolks.com. Whether...

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Our Fourth Annual Friendsgiving preparations were all complete! And with the sun officially down, our team knew all 70 friends were soon to arrive for an evening filled of gobbling. Hola!

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With K-J AVANT perfectly placed in a bucket, the lights dimmed and the music blasting, I knew this Friendsgiving would be one to never forget!

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With one of the coolest of the cool Latin American restaurants in Fort Greene, being the go-to venue for our dinner this year, the stress was majorly low for this girl when it came to being in charge of all the cooking! Their team had everything pre-picked and created so the guests could focus on bringing their favorite desserts. It was so perfect!

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When the guests began to arrive, we had homemade spinach artichoke dips and pita chips ready for them to devour on the bar and throughout the four long tables Friendsgivingly decorated. Not only did it make them thirsty for K-J AVANT, but it started our evening off to a gobbling start!

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After we had a delicious cocktail hour of catching up, the guests went to their place setting spot I assigned. And as a side note, five couples were created after this dinner thanks to the planning of who I thought would hit it off! Hola.

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The menu was scrumptious and the perfect amount for each guest to chat and enjoy!:

Sunchoke spinach dip with flour tortilla chips
Honey glazed grilled carrots
Brussels sprouts caesar salad
Suckling pig
Duck tacos
Deep-fried turkey
Sweet potato fries with chipotle sauce

It was such a beautiful evening! And all of the decor, from the wine to the setting, perfectly matched.

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We even had a BYOD {dessert that is!} bar for all of the guests to place their dishes!

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One of the most creative desserts was brought by Ashley Foxen of Reality Bites Cupcakes. I’ve never seen such creative cupcakes come out of one kitchen!

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The Reality Bites Cupcake flavor of the night? That would be buttered mashed potatoes…um…yes, please!

If you’re hosting a Friendsgiving dinner this year, I hope this feature inspired you! But don’t forget to look at Bonjour + Hola for more details on the preparations. Happy Weekend!

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Hello! Lauren here, from LaurenKelp.com and while I am already dreaming of warmer weather, these snowy days have me inspired to host a fun “snowed in” themed game night. Gather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs!Gather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs! #KJAVANTWhile I am not usually a board game gal, there is something about winter weather that makes gathering around a fire with good friends, giggling over a game of Scrabble, with a glass of wine sound like the absolute perfect evening.Gather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs! #KJAVANTThe goal is to create an atmosphere that is intimate and low-key so your guests feel comfortable to kick off their shoes and settle in for a long night of easy fun. Dinner parties can be a bit labor intensive, so take the pressure off and host a night filled with lots of laughs by inviting your guests to bring their favorite game. Gather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs! #KJAVANTSet the mood by lighting a cozy fire and make sure you have plenty of seating. Grab some blankets and overstuffed pillows to place around a coffee table so your guests can have separate games going on but still have a cohesive group feel. Gather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs! #KJAVANTGather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs! #KJAVANTEncourage your guests to bring their favorite games, but make sure you’ve got some backups just in case! Apples to Apples and Scrabble are a sure-thing for any crowd and quick to pick up if your guests haven’t played them before.

If you are feeling extra festive, grab a large pad of paper and get a game of charades going. Nothing makes a great game night quiet like slightly embarrassing yourself in front of your best friends.Gather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs! #KJAVANTGather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs! #KJAVANTNow this wouldn’t be a true Lauren Kelp post without some food tips! Set out the perfect spread by filling small plates, dishes, and bowls with your favorite snacks. Flavored popcorn, good chips and guacamole, a nice baked brie and fig crackers, and a couple of bottles of good wine will keep the spirits high and the atmosphere jovial.Gather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs! #KJAVANTGather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs! #KJAVANTEntertaining doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you send out a fun themed email invitation or a mass text, hosting a game night is the perfect excuse to get some friends together and have a good time! Plus, you might just make some lasting memories with those charade antics.Gather some girlfriends or invite a few couples over for a wintery battle of the boardgames, complete with appetizers, some good wine, a little bit of friendly competition, and lots of laughs! #KJAVANT

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DIY Printable Gift Wrap + Tags

Happy holidays, everyone! It’s Cyd Converse here from The Sweetest Occasion and I’m thrilled to be joining you today to help celebrate this holiday week with lots of cheer. Last week I hosted an impromptu gift wrapping party and invited a couple of my best friends to join me for an afternoon of nibbling on Christmas cookies, wrapping gifts and listening to our favorite holiday music. Have you ever done this? It’s so much fun and the best part it is, you can do it completely last minute with little to no prep. That’s my favorite way to entertain this time of year!

Gift Wrapping Party with Free Printables

Gift Wrapping Party with Free Printables

As part of our little gathering, my friend Carolynn of Two Brunettes and I worked together to design these really awesome holiday printables that I’m sharing with you today! There are two sizes of gift wrap and cool, oversized gift tags that are just so festive, all of which are perfect for making your packages feel especially merry and bright this holiday season. I think the gift tags look particularly great tied to a bottle of wine with a bit of ribbon or twine. Instant hostess gift! It literally could not be easier, and who doesn’t love that?

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Gift Wrapping Party with Free Printables

DIY Printable Holiday Gift Wrap + Tags

To get started, you can use the links below to download the gift wrap and gift tag printables. Save and print the corresponding PDFs, then cut and get to wrapping! I recommend a white card stock for the gift tags and just a basic white paper for the gift wraps. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat to open and print the files, which you can download for free here if you don’t already have it installed on your computer.

Gift Wrapping Party with Free Printables

Gift Wrapping Party with Free Printables

Click to Download:
Holiday gift tags
Large gift wrap (11×14)
Small gift wrap (8-1/2×11)

Gift Wrapping Party with Free Printables

DIY Printable Gift Wrap + Tags

To see more from my gift wrapping party, visit me over at The Sweetest Occasion where I’m sharing all of the details! Here’s wishing you a very merry Christmas and the best of everything in the New Year! xo

[Photos, design + styling by Cyd Converse | Printables by Two Brunettes.]

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K-J Avant: Committed to Sustainability

We are honored to be recognized for our sustainability efforts. We are a member of the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) Green Power Leadership Club and a past recipient of the prestigious Green Power Leadership Award for our performance in energy conservation and renewable energy use. Other recipients included Intel, Google and the City of San Francisco.

Renewable Energy

Each bottle of Kendall-Jackson AVANT wine is vinted and bottled with 100% certified wind energy. Learn more about our sustainability efforts at KJ.com/Sustainability

K-J AVANT. The Right Wine for Right Now.

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