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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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You can take your favorite Chinese restaurant off speed-dial with these super easy, homemade and healthful spring vegetable potstickers.

Hi folks! Kelsey here from Happyolks! You can take your favorite Chinese restaurant off speed-dial with these super easy, homemade and healthful potstickers. With pre-made wonton wrappers, potstickers are way less tedious than you’d imagine, and, best yet? You can control what goes in and how they’re cooked. I’ve used fresh spring vegetables from the farmers market here, but you can easily swap ingredients out based on what you prefer or have on hand. I’m fresh off a meat-heavy trip to New Zealand, so I opted for tofu as my protein to balance the veggies, but I think shredded pork or chicken would also be lovely! Paired with the light and zippy Kendall-Jackson AVANT Sauvignon Blanc, you’ve got a light, but filling meal to enjoy on your own or with friends.

You can take your favorite Chinese restaurant off speed-dial with these super easy, homemade and healthful spring vegetable potstickers. #recipe You can take your favorite Chinese restaurant off speed-dial with these super easy, homemade and healthful spring vegetable potstickers. #recipeYou can take your favorite Chinese restaurant off speed-dial with these super easy, homemade and healthful spring vegetable potstickers. #recipeYou can take your favorite Chinese restaurant off speed-dial with these super easy, homemade and healthful spring vegetable potstickers. #recipe

Spring Vegetable Potstickers
Serves: 2-8
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups chopped mixed spring vegetables (asparagus, fresh peas, leeks, carrots)
  • ½ cup green onions, cut at a bias
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 stalk spring garlic, minced
  • 1 cup firm tofu, diced into extra-small pieces
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp shoyu
  • 30-40 store bought dumpling/wonton wrappers
  • neutral oil for cooking
  • A pitcher of water, for steaming
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine mixed veggies, green onion, shallot, spring garlic, and bits of tofu until thoroughly mixed. Next stir in the sesame oil and shoyu. Set aside to marinate for a bit while you prep a surface for assembly.
  2. Pour a bit of water into a small bowl. You’ll use this for dipping to seal the edges. Place a wonton wrapper at the center of your workspace. Dip a finger in the water bowl, and line the edges of the wrapper to dampen––this will help the edges stick when you fold them together. Place a small mound of filling into the center of the wrapper. Fold in half, brining the top edge to touch, then pinch the wrapper along the seams to seal. Use extra water if you’re having a hard time getting a full seal. Repeat until you run out of filling.
  3. To cook, heat a heavy-bottomed pan over high heat with a bit of sesame oil or other neutral cooking oil. Place 6-10 dumplings (or however many can fit in the pan without touching) and sear for 2-3 minutes to brown the bottoms. Pour 1 cup of water into the sizzling pan and cover immediately, cook for 5-7 additional minutes. Remove from heat to cool on a plate and repeat with remaining potstickers. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce of choice.

You can take your favorite Chinese restaurant off speed-dial with these super easy, homemade and healthful spring vegetable potstickers. #recipeYou can take your favorite Chinese restaurant off speed-dial with these super easy, homemade and healthful spring vegetable potstickers. #recipe

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Hi folks! Kelsey here from Happyolks! You can take your...

To celebrate the start of summer (and our new Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris), we partnered with Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl to bring Sonoma Wine Country to the Windy City. #KJxTEGwinenights

To celebrate the start of summer (and our new Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris), we partnered with Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl to bring Sonoma Wine Country to the Windy City.

To celebrate the start of summer (and our new Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris), we partnered with Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl to bring Sonoma Wine Country to the Windy City. #KJxTEGwinenights To celebrate the start of summer (and our new Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris), we partnered with Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl to bring Sonoma Wine Country to the Windy City. #KJxTEGwinenights To celebrate the start of summer (and our new Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris), we partnered with Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl to bring Sonoma Wine Country to the Windy City. #KJxTEGwinenightsTo celebrate the start of summer (and our new Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris), we partnered with Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl to bring Sonoma Wine Country to the Windy City. #KJxTEGwinenights To celebrate the start of summer (and our new Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris), we partnered with Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl to bring Sonoma Wine Country to the Windy City. #KJxTEGwinenightsTo celebrate the start of summer (and our new Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris), we partnered with Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl to bring Sonoma Wine Country to the Windy City. #KJxTEGwinenightsTo celebrate the start of summer (and our new Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris), we partnered with Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl to bring Sonoma Wine Country to the Windy City. #KJxTEGwinenightsThe al fresco rooftop dinner showcased six of our favorite summer wines, each perfectly paired with a seasonal dish. At Kendall-Jackson, we pair wine and food to showcase the profile and beauty of our wines and believe the relationship between wine and food is a natural one that enhances the flavors within our wines. So we were excited some of our favorite Chicago bloggers joined us to learn more about summer wine pairings! The result was a truly magical evening filled with food, wine and fun.

As a general rule, you always want to serve wine from light to dark. Our guests were greeted with a glass of Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris, which paired beautifully with fresh mozzarella, sundried pineapple and basil canapes. With ripe citrus flavors and rich aromas of tropical mango, melon, and juicy peach, this wine also pairs well with seafood dishes like salmon and crab cakes or a yummy fig salad.

Next, our bright, crisp K-J AVANT Sauvignon Blanc with a roast carrot and avocado salad with crunchy seeds, sour cream and citrus. So Yummy! With notable flavors of lime, tangerine and passion fruit, also pair K-J AVANT Sauv Blanc with feta cheese, spring salad and fish tacos.

Our bright, crisp K-J AVANT Sauvignon Blanc with a roast carrot and avocado salad with crunchy seeds, sour cream and citrus. So Yummy! #KJxTEGwinenightsOur bright, crisp K-J AVANT Sauvignon Blanc with a roast carrot and avocado salad with crunchy seeds, sour cream and citrus. So Yummy! #KJxTEGwinenights

For the main course we served our Grand Reserve Rosé with grilled organic chicken. Crisp and dry on the palate with delicate flavors of white peach and watermelon. It’s the perfect BBQ wine, perfect sushi wine, or perfect wine for just relaxing on a warm summer or fall evening.

As for sides, salted house cut fries with our K-J AVANT Chardonnay proved superb. This wine is cold-fermented to retain crisp green apple and lemon drop flavors (vs. a traditional buttery chardonnay) – a wonderful juxtaposition with the creamy, salty fries.

Additionally, our Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir was served with roasted seasonal vegetables. This Pinot is perfect for warm summer evenings, shining with bright cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit and a finish comprised of elegant earthy notes and mild spice accents. You would also do well to serve this Pinot with spare ribs, roasted tomato bruschetta, duck, mushroom, brie.

To finish the night, we served a dessert that literally makes us smile just thinking about it –warm doughnuts & chocolate dipping sauce paired with our K-J AVANT Red Blend. The rich, silky and smooth Merlot-based blend highlights the sweet and savory flavors of the dessert. Also pair with fondue, prosciutto wrapped dates or flatbread pizza.

As you prepare for your next summer gathering, remember that wine tasting is about personal preference and figuring out what type of wine styles you enjoy. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to wine tasting, you may smell/taste different flavors than the person sitting next to you – it’s all about your personal palette!

To finish the night, we served a dessert that literally makes us smile just thinking about it –warm doughnuts & chocolate dipping sauce paired with our K-J AVANT Red Blend. The rich, silky and smooth Merlot-based blend highlights the sweet and savory flavors of the dessert. #KJxTEGWineNights

Want to bring Sonoma Wine Country to your city? Check-out our K-J Summer Wines Pack, featuring three of the wines enjoyed during our party: Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris, K-J AVANT Sauvignon Blanc and Grand Reserve Rosé. A $48 value, use promo code KJxTEGwinenights to receive 30% off and $5 shipping.

A big thank you to The Everygirl for hosting a wonderful night, our 14 incredible new friends for coming, as well as Rifle Paper Co. for providing beautiful tasting journals! #KJxTEGWineNights

A big thank you to The Everygirl for hosting a wonderful night, our 14 incredible new friends for coming, as well as Rifle Paper Co. for providing these beautiful tasting journals!

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The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves.

Hi there! It’s Molly from Almost Makes Perfect, sharing a really easy and fun DIY for your next game night.

The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves.

I came up with the easiest way to spruce up your old board games, DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more “who’s the thimble again!?” Everyone finally can just be themselves. 

YOU WILL NEED :

First, collect straight on photos of your friends. Brownie points if you can find silly faces. 

The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves. The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves.

Using Photoshop or another application, cut out their heads and put in front of different color backgrounds. (this will make it easier to spot on the board). I made 9 cards on one 8.5×11 piece of paper, with each card measuring about 2″ x 3″.

If you want them to be double sided and laminated, bring your one sided design with you to a print shop and they’ll make your life a lot easier. (you can also do this at home, but it’ll take a good handful of test prints to get them lined up perfectly front to back. you can also laminate at home if you have a machine, but i took mine to Kinkos and they laminated for $2!) 

The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves. The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves.

Carefully cut out each card, and then saw a small straight slice into each block. If your cards are laminated, you’ll have to make a wider cut to fit them. Once sawed, stick in your cards and present them at your next game night! I promise they’ll be stoked.

The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves. The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves. The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves. The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves. The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves. The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves. The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves. The easiest way to spruce up your old board games, #DIY personalized board game pieces! No more fights about who gets to be the black piece or the top hat. And no more "who's the thimble again!?" Everyone finally can just be themselves.

And by the way, my friends and I love a good game night, and we’ve been doing it pretty regularly for the past couple of years. So I definitely know a thing or two about how to host a successful one, which I’m sharing all my tips for on my blog today!

All photos taken by Mary Costa.

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Hi there! It’s Molly from Almost Makes Perfect,...

We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, wine!

Hello! Lauren here from LaurenKelp.com and we can’t wait to kick off one of our favorite holidays – 4th of July! There is something quintessentially summer about celebrating America’s birthday & we just can’t get enough.

This year we are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash!

We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, #KJAVANT wine!We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, #KJAVANT wine!

It doesn’t get much better than fireworks, grilling out, and backyard games. This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear – food, friends, and, of course, wine!

We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, Vintner's Reserve Pinot Gris wine!We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, #KJAVANT wine!

We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, #KJAVANT wine!

Hosting a get together (let alone a 4th of July party) can be hectic, so let’s take a little pressure off and relax. Stressed about making the perfect dish that sanctifies even the pickiest of eaters? Don’t worry! Tell your guests to bring their favorite dish or appetizer, you’ve got the wine & main course!

What wine you ask? K-J AVANT, of course! No, but seriously, it’s light, refreshing, and perfect for a hot summer night. Grab an ice bucket, throw a handful of salt in with your ice, and you’ve got the perfect chiller to keep table side.

We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, #KJAVANT wine! We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, #KJAVANT wine!

Let’s talk priorities – food. Now, I may not be a meat eater, but I can absolutely appreciate the importance of a well made slider. They are easy to make, quick to prepare, and even more fun to eat!

Pro tip: have a picky eater in your bunch? Encourage friends to bring their favorite fixings! Stoke your table with the basics – condiments, cheese, caramelized onions, etc, and have your guests bring the rest!

We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, #KJAVANT wine!We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, #KJAVANT wine!

At the end of the day, you know our mantra, entertaining doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be honest. Kick back, relax, and celebrate this awesome holiday that is America’s birthday!

Nervous about your dinner? If all else fails, make sure you’ve got an extra bottle (or two) of K-J AVANT on hand. Not in the mood for K-J AVANT Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay? Try Kendall-Jackson’s NEW Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris — it’s such a tasty, easy-to-drink white wine!

We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, #KJAVANT wine! We are throwing a relaxed get-together with some close friends to celebrate the 4th. Not in the mood for super patriotic decorations or over the top red, white, and blue decor? Then saddle up to our summer-centric, backyard bash! This year, we are opting out of the hectic parade and crowd mayhem to focus on the things we hold dear - food, friends, and, of course, #KJAVANT wine!


Photography by Constance Higley

 

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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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