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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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Slow Cooker Mole Tacos Recipe #KJAVANT

Hola! Vianney from sweetlifebake.com here to share with you a comforting mole sauce made in the slow cooker. Enjoy!

Mole (pronounced MOH-lay) is a rich, thick sauce typically made with a mixture of chiles, Mexican chocolate, seeds, spices and nuts. Served over turkey or chicken along with a side of rice this dish is one of Mexico’s most beloved dishes.  I have been enjoying mole since I was a little girl. My mom made it all through fall into winter, a true comfort dish she always made sure to make a double batch. One to serve for dinner the other batch was stored in the freezer for guests.

Slow Cooker Mole Tacos Recipe #KJAVANTThis is was one of the first recipes I requested she walk me through once I was married. She carefully went over each step over the phone, making sure to give me sufficient time to jot down every last detail on my notepad. My first attempt was a mess the mole lacked seasoning, the texture was too thick and the chicken was overcooked.  I’m happy to report over the years my mole has greatly improved and I find myself storing the extra batch in the freezer for my mom to take home to enjoy.

This mole is a slow cooker version that I have been enjoying on those days when all you crave is comfort, but are unable to spend the day in the kitchen making traditional mole. A few simples steps, a few pulses in the food processor and allow your slow cooker to do all the work. I’ve also skipped serving this mole over a bed of rice and simply served the shredded chicken in warm tortillas.  A few pickled onion, fresh cilantro and dinner is served. Slow cooker mole tacos after a long day with a glass of K-J AVANT Red Blend, mom would be proud. Buen provecho!

Slow Cooker Mole Tacos
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Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 dried ancho chiles
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 Mexican chocolate discs, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Warm corn tortillas
  • Garnish:
  • Pickled onion
  • Cilantro
Instructions
  1. Liberally season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place in slow cooker. Place dried ancho chiles in a bowl, top with water and microwave for three minutes on high heat. Allow to cool completely, remove stems and seeds. Place ancho chile in a food processor along with the tomatoes, dice onion, almond butter, raisins, chopped chocolate, garlic cloves, cumin, oregano and ground cinnamon. Puree until smooth, pour over chicken and cook on low for 6 hours, until chicken is tender. Shred chicken, return to mole sauce and serve in warm tortillas topped with pickled onion and cilantro.

 

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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.

Seared Scallops, Shaved Fennel and Grapefruit Recipe #KJAVANTKendall-Jackson AVANT Sauvignon Blanc Seared Scallops, Shaved Fennel and Grapefruit Recipe #KJAVANT

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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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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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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