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Sun’s out, ButterCans out! We’re ready for some #SundayFunday, are you? Now the weather is heating up, we want to soak up every drop of the weekend. Here’s our top tips for the ultimate #SundayFunday at home:
A Toast To Brunch
Brunch was invented to drink wine with breakfast. Pour up a Toast-mosa (3 parts Toast Sparkling to 1 part OJ) for the perfect brunch companion for a chilled start to #SundayFunday. Want a little more adventure, try these delicious mixers and garnishes.
Slip, Slide and Sip
We’re bringing the beach to our backyard with water fun–grown-up style. We can confirm there’s nothing more refreshing than running through the sprinklers with cold ButterCans in hand. But who says the fun stops there? Get a little wild and order up a grown-up water slide (yes, you’re an adult and can buy whatever you want from the internet now) or fill up an inflatable pool to cool off on those hot summer days.
Tune up the JaMs on the iHeart Radio Summer Festival JaMs Station and it’ll be like your very own amusement park where the wine & fun never stops.
Look Ma, No Plates!
Is it just us or is literally everything better when it’s served picnic style? We’re snacking on all things kebab–no plates or napkins required. Just grab your GoVino of Butter and some skewers to create one of these 17 killer kebab recipes and make cleanup easy like Sunday morning.
Go Gametime IRL
We’re trading the usual Sunday sports zone for a little competition IRL. Time for some throwback games, but make it contact-less! Get your crew together for a little friendly game of Hide & Go Seek (best spots have a glass of Butter hidden and waiting!) or even a neighborhood scavenger hunt (is that a ButterCan we see in your fanny pack?).
Yoga Zoom party with ButterCans
Our Sunday habits in “the before” was a stretch session before we brunched. Now you can Nama-stay at home with a yoga Zoom class with these top places to get your flow on Zoom. BONUS: Your Butter reward is now closer in reach after your final “ooommmmmm.”
However you’re living it up on your #SundayFunday, you’ll never be wine-less because you can get JaM Cellars wines delivered straight to your door!
We’re JaMming to freedom, friendship and FUN this 4th of July as we roll out the “Red Wine & Blue” to celebrate America’s Birthday! While you’re grilling, chilling and freely sipping, here’s some easy super recipes to pair along your most sippable JaM Cab all firework day long.
White Mac & Cheese
Is there anything more All American than Mac & Cheese? Go ahead and make this ahead so you can reheat this yummy comfort food and keep the party rocking!
Three cheers for the red, white & blue! This indulgent Blue Cheeseburger is sure to win some smiles with plenty of bacon, because ‘Merica!
Blue Cheese Sauce
Grab ALL the dipping stuff because you won’t be able to get enough of this cool creamy dipping sauce. We’re talking carrots, celery, and chips galore.
Red, White & Blue Popcorn
Mix up a patriotic pop with some fresh popcorn, dried blueberries and dried cranberries in this faster than a speeding firework recipe.
No Bake Cheesecake
It’s hot enough, we don’t need an oven. This easy no-bake cheesecake recipe will be the sweet treat we’re looking for as the sparklers light up the sky at the end of the night.
JaM Cab Red
This juicy, JaM Cab is so easy to love, even your beer-drinking buddies will ask for a second glass. The perfect addition to your summer BBQ with its smooth, ripe and juicy California vibes, make sure you have more than a few bottles.
And with one last sparkle, we’re wishing a Happy Birthday to the “J” in JaM! JaM Cellars Founder, John, deserves all the fireworks as he rings in his birthday on Independence Day too. We’d be wine-less without you, John, may your day sparkle like a glass of Toast!
JaM Cellars wine and music studio has re-opened and we are excited to safely welcome you back—the wines still rock, and the tunes will still play, but we’ve made changes to keep you and our teams safe comfortable and stress-free…
• We’ve reduced seating capacity in the lounge and booths, so we’re open by reservation, only.
• Wines will be provided in carafes or bottle service for self-serve pouring at your leisure
• Contactless is the new black! Our reservation system, menus, and the guestbook is all digital and we have handy dandy QR codes for you to zap with your phone and get to all the info
• You know we love our JaMSessions, but until we can do so safely we’re continuing with our virtual live-music #JaMHappyHour! Tune into our Facebook page for some awesome bands you can sip along to at 4pm, every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
• Fun—that’s still on the menu, our JaMbassadors have missed hosting you and look forward to pouring wines, playing some great tunes and providing exceptional experiences for you and your crew.
Summer is our favorite season—sunny days, hot temps and chilled Butter Chardonnay of course! June 20th was the Solstice—the first day of Summer and the longest day of the year. Obviously extra hours of sunlight mean more Butter time and we love that! Here’s some tips on getting the most out of your Solstice and all summer long…
1. No shoes, no shirt? Let’s shop!
Online shopping is our new normal…so there’s absolutely no reason not to soak up the sun and sip while you shop. Get in the sunshine groove with new summer fashions, yellow flip flops, and easy-breezy accessories—make ours a ButterCan.
2. Hail The Grown-Up Ice Cream Truck
The sound of summer rings loud and clear when the ice cream truck comes ‘round. But it’s not just for the kids…make your own popsicles JaM-style like a Frosé Sangria Popsicle with California Candy Dry Rosé or a White Wine-sicle with Butter Chardonnay. So good, we’ll even enjoy the brain freeze!
3. Movies On The (Really Big) Screen
Drive-In movies are making a comeback and we are here for it. Use this interactive map to find a local drive-in theatre near you and pack some ButterCans and popcorn to tune in to the really big screen. If you can’t find one near you….make DIY it with this awesome guide to creating your own back yard theater.
4. Camp Out With Your Glamp Out
Camping? Meh…but Glamping? Now that we can get behind! Soak up the stars when the sun finally sets with a bottle of JaM Cab, some s’mores and the best glamping set-up you can find with these tips from a design pro that include string lights and so many pillows.
One thing is for certain on the First Day of Summer. You’ll want plenty of wine to celebrate our favorite season! Make sure you’re stocked up by locating a wine aisle near you on our handy dandy WineFinder or our delivery partners ready to deliver to your front porch same day! Summer’s looking so good on you.
You Butter believe we will never miss a chance to JaM out with you. The JaM Cellars Wine & Music Studio in Downtown Napa is THE place to enjoy incredible touring artists, and discover new music with musicians both near and far. Now we’re bringing that experience to the cushions of your own couch!
Get up close and personal as we stream our virtual JaMSessions straight to your screen! Join the fun every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 4pm, PDT.
Here's how to join the #JaMHappyHour:
1. Grab a glass of whatever you've got! 🥂 Need a refill on the Butter, JaM, Candy, or Toast? Check out our WineFinder, or get a bottle or two delivered to your door within 60 minutes, from Drizly.
2. Join us on FBLive starting at 4 pm Pacific.
3. Sip, smile, and share in the fun! 💛 Invite your friends to join and enjoy the good company along with great wine and awesome music!
It’s your party and you can Toast if you want to (hint: you want to) so be sure to order up some Toast to do your very own Toast With Toast at 4PM. Shipping from our online JaMStore is included, or get your wine delivered within an hour from Drizly! Pro tip: order your Drizly by 3pm, and have it delivered just in time to kick-off #JaMHappyHour. Cheers to you!
Memorial Weekend marks the true start to Summer, and we are ready. Break out some ice-cold Butter Chardonnay and raise a glass to freedom, friendship, and fun! Sip on these suggestions for a new-norm Memorial weekend:
Start Out Outside
With a 3-day weekend ahead of you, take Saturday on a long hike to soak in all that summer sunshine (SPF 50 please!). Head off the beaten path and be socially distant with a trail map like AllTrails. Add a few ButterCans in your pack to enjoy the accomplishment, and the view, at the peak.
Toast the Weekend
Memorial Day vibes peak Sunday at 5pm PDT as we tune in to the virtual Memorial Day Concert at Home on PBS! We’re feeling patriotic already! Find your comfy spot, relish the time to relax and sip Toast Sparkling while you watch.
If you haven’t ordered your adult kiddie pool yet, what are you waiting for? Grab a straw, a cute floatie and your Butter bikini…it’s time to soak up some Vitamin D and totally chill. Don’t have a pool boy to bring your Butter? No stress! Drizly is at your service with delivery in less than 60 minutes.
Fire Up The BBQ
The signature scent of Memorial Day is definitely BBQ and JaM Cab. So, crack open that red and enjoy cooking in the great outdoors…did someone say ribs? For that perfect snack while you sip, try this Patriotic Snack Mix or refreshing wine popsicles to keep you so cool.
Now that you’re feeling tan, fit, and well-fed, you’ll need to replenish your supplies with plenty more Butter Chardonnay where that came from! Call on the wine fairies to deliver straight to your door with Drizly, InstaCart, or the JaMStore.
Three cheers for kicking off red, white and rosé season!
On the bright side, we all get to #WineAtHome these days! Level-up your neighbor skills, keeping spirits high and wine glasses full in your ‘hood with random gift baskets of wine-ness:
Step 1: Start with Butter
Step 2: Add The Fixin’s
Get creative with your goodies! A few ideas include…
→ A GoVino wine cup or yellow straws so you can sip during those socially-distant neighborhood walks (gotta get those steps in!)
→ Cheese and crackers (because quarantine makes us SO snacky!)
→ A puzzle, deck of cards, or good book that could use a new home (for entertainment beyond screen time)
→ A roll of TP (because…well, you know why!)
Step 3: Butter has landed!
The tough part is choosing who to Butter up with wine-ness. The Mom next door, homeschooling her 3 kids? The grocery clerk across the way who’s up at 6am daily to make sure your fridge gets filled? The delivery guy down the street after a long day on the road? Plus any and all of our front-line healthcare workers in pharmacies, clinics and medical facilities…OK, we’re gonna need more baskets and Butter.
Ready? Set it on their doorstep, ring the bell, step back and smile when they come to the door—they’ve been Butter’d! It’s like a Ding-Dong-Ditch, but socially acceptable AND socially distant! For more warm and fuzzies, add this fun note and tag #RandomActsofButter with pictures of your Butter baskets…
We’re Butter together (although 6 feet apart!)
Here’s a treat to keep things upbeat and show some heart.
You’re doing great and deserve some wine-ness,
Sip, smile, and share this moment of kindness."
4 Steps To Netflix & Chill(ed Wine)
Watching Netflix with popcorn? That’s nice enough. Watching Netflix with the squad (socially distant, obvs) and pouring Butter with your popcorn (#ButterChardonnay that is!)… NOW we’re talking!
Thanks to the Netflix Party app, we’re not missing out on movie night with our besties, even now. Here’s our HOW-TO for enjoying our most chill(ed wine) night in together:
2. Pick a flick! Our faves?
Want to go full Netflix-series-binge? Here’s the inside scoop on the JaM team’s top shows...
» The Office & California Candy Dry Rosé - “Hilarious.” “My absolute go-to.” “Makes me laugh out loud, and I catch something new every time I watch it.” “If you’re looking for something to watch while multi-tasking (which I’m ALWAYS doing), this is your show.”
» Schitt’s Creek & Butter Chardonnay- “Beyond entertaining and funny.” “It just keeps getting better! I catch myself doing the T-rex wrist thing Alexis does, all the time.” “My go-to, easily enjoyable!”
3. Get on the group chat and set a time and date for your wine-sipping, show-viewing extravaganza! If you have a particularly “hard-to-nail-down-options” kinda group, get everyone on Facebook Messenger and take a poll. While you’re there, quiz the crew to figure out which JaM Cellars wine they are! A super fun way to choose which bottles to pop with your popcorn….
4. Pants are optional but #Butter with your popcorn is non-negotiable. Make sure you’ve got plenty of Butter Chardonnay, California Candy Dry Rosé, Toast Sparkling & JaM Cabernet. Check out our WineFinder to locate your closest wine aisle. OR don’t even worry about leaving the house-- have your wine delivered to your door through Drizly, Instacart, or by ordering online at the JaMStore (shipping is complimentary through May! Yasss!).
Streaming and sipping? Tag us in your Netflix Party Selfie with @JaMCellars so we can give you a virtual cheers!
Just cuz "staying home" is the new "going out" doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy more delicious fun. In fact, sounds like it's time to dial up the #ButterVan for delivery of your favorite JaM Cellars wines! Our JaMbassadors are ready to roll anywhere in Napa County with social-distance friendly, contact-less, next-day delivery; directly from JaM Cellars Wine & Music Studio to your front porch.
Order at least 6 bottles of Butter, JaM Cab, Candy, or Toast to get FREE ButterVan wine delivery at the time of your choosing. TIP: Schedule your wines to arrive by 4pm and join our JaMHappyHour to tell other JaMFans about your mouthwatering drop-off.
With these 4 EASY STEPS you’ll be sipping pretty at home, in no time.
• Step 3: Stay in your slippers and pick up the wines from your front porch, next day!
• Step 4: Chill, sip, and enjoy the fruits of your labor…that Butter wasn’t going to order itself!
Not in Napa or just want to gift your Midwest/East Coast BFFs some wine? Drizly has wine fairies across the country ready to bring you Butter within 60 minutes. Check ‘em out here!
Tag us in your #ButterVan photos @JaMCellars so we can share in the joy of your wine delivery! Cheers from JaM!
Thanks to a few glasses of wine and a great attitude, we’re all-in on Spring cleaning EVERYTHING this season. Let us help you tackle your “spring refresh” with tips to leave you feeling revitalized and ready to take on the season. A cleanse hasn’t felt this chic since GOOP!
• Refresh your mind and body! We’re pretty sure a mud mask and wine are meant for each other. Start a skincare routine that you’ll ACTUALLY do with these super-simple steps. Then…detox to retox, baby! Book that self-care time with an at-home workout class. Sip, Squat, Repeat--sounds like a workout to us.
• Revitalize Relationships! Socially distant doesn’t have to mean disconnected. Start by whipping out your calendar a month in advance and plan that Zoom happy hour, or wine o’clock phone sesh with your BFFs.
Don’t forget the family…pick an hour this week to ring Mom, Grandma, Sister, cousin or anyone else you’ve been meaning to call back. Extra points: make it a wine date and schedule ahead so you can both plan to chat and sip.
Surprise Virtual Birthdays are the new way to show some love. Invite the gang on Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp, set your background or decorate, and send Doordash to deliver cupcakes and wine. Birthday wine delivered to the doorstep? Yes, please! With Drizly’s 60-minute wine delivery ensure your glasses are full and ready for a cheers.
• Purify your Digital World! Ok selfie-queen, time to do a deep dive into your iPhone photos to free up some storage. Delete duplicates and consider this your friendly PSA to back up to your hard-drive. Pat yourself on the back and pour yourself another glass: you are adulting so great right now!
• Outbox Your Inbox! use a free service like Unroll Me or just manually dive into unsubscribing from any emails you’re not reading (except for us of course! you don’t want to miss out on SCOOP updates from John and Michele and special perks for being a JaMFan).
Are you ACTUALLY using all those monthly subscription services? Time to take a roll-call of everything you really use and unsubscribe from any recurring things that you’re not. Here are 9 Things You’re Probably Wasting Money On…time to spring clean those accounts!! Bonus: you just saved some $$$ to spend on wine. Ship it to your door from the JaMStore!
Don’t you feel fresher already? Bring on the sunshine and Butter time, we’re ready for Spring!
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