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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.

    Acclaim:
    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
  • 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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Happyolks KJ-22

Hello! Kelsey here chiming in from Happyolks.com. I’ve got soup on the mind as the the weather fades and leaves line the streets. It’s sweater weather, as they say. Soup weather too.

There is nothing more satisfying on a crisp autumn day that a bowl of warm soup and a glass of wine with friends, am I right? Today I’m sharing a recipe for Miso Butternut Squash that pairs perfectly with K-J AVANT Chardonnay. A familiar classic is elevated with a hint of umami from the miso (a traditional Japanese seasoning/paste produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and the fungus Aspergillus oryzae and sometimes rice, barley, or other ingredients). I think Miso makes everything it touches a bit more special.    

                         Happyolks KJ-23

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Miso Butternut Squash Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 4 sweet onions (Vidalia or Walla Walla)
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, sliced, skins on
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh thyme
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 heaping Tbsp brown rice miso paste
  • 4½ cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • salt/pepper
  • (optional for garnish)
  • chives, chopped
  • micro basil
  • your favorite hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven for 400.’ Toss prepared squash cubes in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Bake for 20-30 minutes until just starting to brown around the edges.
  2. In a heavy, large pot over medium-high heat, combine onions and 2 tablespoons olive oil to caramelize. When onions begin to brown, add thyme, apple, garlic, and half of the butter. Continue to simmer, stirring frequently. After 10-15 minutes stir in miso paste. Mixture will be sticky and clumpy for a bit. Add roasted butternut squash. Stir again. Pour in a bit of the broth to deglaze, then add the rest of the broth. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Simmer over medium-low heat, covered, for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Puree in batches in a high powered blender. Thin as needed with filtered water. Transfer pureed soup to a serving vessel. Garnish with chives, micro basil, and hot sauce as desired.

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Chickpea Chorizo Pasta

Hola! Vianney from sweetlifebake.com here to share with you a fall inspired pasta dish that is pure comfort. Enjoy!

We’re celebrating the arrival of fall with comfort in a bowl. Nothing screams comfort more that a perfectly cooked pot of al dente cooked pastas tossed with a rich, savory sauce.  Mexican chorizo in all its glory is sautéed with onion, garlic and cumin. Stir in chickpeas, a pass of heavy cream along with cooked pasta this recipe is simple to make. Begin by bringing a large pot of water to a boil, pour yourself a glass of K-J AVANT Red Blend and let’s eat.

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Mexican chorizo is made from ground pork, beef or soy and can be used to make breakfast tacos, queso, in tacos or in pasta. Made with ground ancho chiles, guajillo chiles, ground cumin and coriander chorizo can be found in near the breakfast meats at your local grocery store.

Chickpea Chorizo Pasta
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Recipe type: pasta
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 12 ounce pasta, rotini
  • 12 ounces Mexican chorizo, casing removed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Grated parmesan
Instructions
  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil, stir in rotini; return to boil and cook under pasta is cooked but still firm, about 11 minutes. Drain, set aside.
  2. While pasta cooks, place chorizo over medium-high heat in a nonstick pan and fully cook, breaking up chorizo with wooden spoon. When fully cooked remove from pan and drain on a paper-towel lined plate. Remove all but 1 teaspoon fat from chorizo and return pan to heat, add onion and garlic, sauté until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add chicken broth and cumin and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, stir in heavy cream, season with salt and pepper, add chickpeas and simmer until chickpeas heat through. Add pasta, toss to coat and serve warm with grated parmesan.

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Shaved Salad with Guajillo-Lime Vinaigrette

Hola! Vianney from sweetlifebake.com here to share with you a fall inspired shaved salad, Enjoy!

Fall is here! Living in South Texas this means a break from the grueling summer temperatures, which makes us Texans happy, really happy.  Fall also makes me crave slow cooked meals, oven baked goodies and comforting dinners brimming with fall flavors. This shave salad paired with K-J AVANT sauvignon Blanc would be a welcome addition to your fall table and can be made in less than fifteen minutes.  Thinly sliced vegetables provide a light touch to the salad while the vinaigrette wraps the complete dish in blanket of warmth with guajillo chiles.

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Guajillo chiles are a favorite among Mexican cooks – smokey with a tangy bite, guajillos are an ingredient you need to try.  I keep my guajillo chiles stored in a large resealable plastic bag in the freezer and use them to flavor my stews, salsa, pozole and to make this vinaigrette. Try this vinaigrette tossed with quinoa and a mix of steamed vegetables for a tasty lunch or serve drizzled over salmon.

KJAVANT-shaved-salad-VianneyRodriguezTool Tip: A mandoline makes slicing the vegetables a flash, a few careful swipes across the sharp blade and your all set.    

Shaved Salad with Guajillo-Lime Vinaigrette
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Recipe type: salad
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for Salad:
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 pound crimini mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, julienned (sliced into thin strips)
  • Grated parmesan
  • Ingredients for Vinaigrette:
  • 2 dried guajillo chiles, stem removed and seeded
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Place guajillo chiles in a small saucepan with two cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and cool completely. Place rehydrated chiles, garlic, olive oil, sherry vinegar and honey into a blend. Blend until smooth, season with salt and pepper. With a sharp knife thinly slice zucchini, squash and mushrooms and place in a bowl along with spinach. Drizzle with half the vinaigrette and toss. Serve garnished with parmesan and additional vinaigrette.

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Austin City Limits 2014 Instagram Contest Winners

Earlier this month we headed down south to Austin, Texas to partake in the biggest music festivals in the country. As proud wine sponsors of the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival, we wanted to give festival goers the chance to take home a fun prize. So we asked people to share their most creative and festival moments on Instagram for a chance to win $250 and one FREE year of music. All they had to do was follow us on Instagram and use the hashtag #KJAVANT on their post to be entered.

After our panel of judges reviewed hundreds of amazing photos from each weekend, we were able to narrow down the tough competition to six talented winners. Below are the winning photos from weekend one and two of ACL. A special thanks to all that entered your fun and creative photos into our contest. Click here to check out all of the creative and spontaneous moments.

 

Winners

 

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John E. – @estradajohnm 

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Marco M. – @marcoluft

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Jessica S. – @jeesssica

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Tim F. – @timssolution

 

Honorable Mention

 

By @ljkreiling

By @ljkreiling

By @mikeed_

By @mikeed_

By @ljkreiling

By @ljkreiling

By @eureek

By @eureek

By @honey6789

By @honey6789

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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

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