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The weather is getting cooler, Christmas songs are starting to get stuck in our heads...must mean it’s time to start thinking about the holidays! Holiday gift-giving, to be exact!
Whether you celebrate Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or Festivus, stress less and merry more ‘cause we have your gift needs covered! Looking for some gift ideas for the wine lovers in your life?
Stand out amongst the rest and give them what they want, what they really, really want—an approachable, easy-to-love wine from JaM Cellars.
JaM Cellars Holiday Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers
Between Friendsgiving, holiday events, dinner parties, and New Year's Eve, there's always an occasion that calls for wine. Here are some unique holiday gift ideas to make your holiday shopping even #BUTTER!
● Host a holiday gift exchange for you and your girlfriends—favorite bottle of JaM Cellars wine and JaM'n Berry Baked Brie required!
● Make a reservation for a fun evening of music and wine for you and your girlfriends in our wine and music studio in downtown Napa tasting room in Napa. Can’t get to Napa? No worries! Tune into LIVE, virtual JaMHappyHours, or download the podcast!
Tis the season to celebrate! We’re getting into the Holiday spirit over here, and our motto is, “the more the merrier!”—so, come on over and join us! Grab your flannel and your friends, and settle in at our bar counter, or grab a booth, to cozy up as harvest weather cools things down outside.
We’re pouring all of the JaM Cellars greatest hits from Butter Chardonnay, JaM Cabernet, Toast Sparkling, and Sugar Sweet White, plus exclusive Napa-only releases of sauvignon blanc, rosé, red blend and more! While we can usually accommodate walk-ins, it's a good idea to make a reservation ahead of time because we do fill up fast!
With weekly JaMSessions, and a complimentary "toast with Toast" at 5:15pm—every day is a good day to JaM with us! We’ve got some amazing shows coming up in our music studio this month, from artists like:
● Johnny Franco (Nov. 4)
● Sam Johnson Duo (Nov. 19)
● Black Cat Bone (Nov. 20)
Can't make it to the tasting room, but still need to check off your holiday shopping list?? That’s okay! Visit our JaMStore online, or give the gift of the JaMClub! Auto shipments of delicious JaM Cellars wines straight to your door? Yes please! Better yet gift yourself a JaMClub membership—you deserve it. More of a last-minute gift giver? Drizly will deliver #ButterChardonnay in 60 minutes or less, so you can shop and then sip from your sofa–pants optional.
Wanna stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest JaM Cellar’s shows? You can always check the upcoming lineup on our Facebook events page! JaM out with us from 8-10pm on Thursdays and 9-11pm on Fridays and Saturdays at the Napa wine and music studio. Or for the ultimate wine and music experience snag tix to BottleRock 2022 presented by JaM Cellars. (HINT: follow us in social for ticket giveaways starting December!)
We’re off to deck the halls (wine in hand obvs!)...see you soon, holi-babes!
We’ve got Turkey on the brain these days, and can’t stop dreaming about Thanksgiving day! How does 12 miraculous hours of non-stop Winesgiving action sound? We thought so. Let’s Eat Turkey. Drink Butter. And Repeat!
Avoid the “Now what?” question, and keep the party flowing all day with our Winesgiving play-by-play!
Here is the Perfect Play-by-Play for Winesgiving:
Rise and Shine, sleeping beauty! You have a date with a turkey that you need to prep for! Lace up those sneakers and hit the Turkey Trot 5K, or throw on your coziest slippers and make the trek to your living room…you could also just hit snooze and enjoy some extra zzzz’s… no judgement here–Winesgiving is the ultimate holiday!
Take a moment to enjoy the calm before the storm with a celebratory Toast-mosa in the shower (yes, you definitely need one of these) and get the party going with our Thanksgiving JaMs playlist on Spotify.
You’d #Butter believe there’s bonus points for singing in the shower!
Did you make your coffee? Swipe on some mascara? Great, now you’re ready to get your wine on! Keep sipping on our Thanksgiving music playlist, and maybe try your hand at one of these easy wine syrups you can make ahead of time to spruce-up your Butter Chardonnay or Toast Sparkling!
Time to hit pause on the Spotify JaMs for now, so you can queue up the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on TV. And yes: it’s still happening! Even though it’ll look a little different this year, the show must go on! Take the parade to another level and make a drinking game out of it, courtesy of Chicago Now.
Pour a round of Toast-mosas for the parade viewers, because the fun is just getting started.
As your guests begin to arrive, keep everyone out from under your apron with an activity station that has one of these 8 games that everyone can enjoy. Queue up these cute conversation cards, or give everyone the Gobble-Gobble-Giggles when the kids DIY their own Thanksgiving Joke Teller.
Don’t forget to have your #Butter chilled and ready to serve!
Does basting your turkey every 30 minutes stress you out? Fear not! @tastemade has a little cheesecloth trick that will prevent you from having to babysit your bird all day. Pop your turkey in the oven and take a well-deserved breather with a glass of Butter… you’ve earned it.
Now that you’re well into the Winesgiving groove, crank the tunes back up and get everyone moving before the big feast. Loosen up everyone’s dancing shoes with some Tik Tok moves and realize that yes, you actually do have moves like Jagger. Or, if you’d rather sip back and relax, turn on our Sweater Weather JaMs and crack open a good book and a bottle of JaM Cabernet.
Can’t travel this year? Catch up with your loved ones and friends near and far with a Zoom party! Remember these moments forever, and capture a “family photo” of everyone “cheers-ing” onscreen with their favorite JaM Cellars wine. If you have the time to plan ahead, order some wine online for your long-distance “guests” and surprise them with a box of WInesgiving cheer!
Check on your turkey using this helpful Turkey Roasting Guide. Nope, it’s still not ready. That’s fine, good things take time! Refill your Butter and splash a little into the pan. Your bird loves #Butter, too!
Mmm-mmm it’s starting to smell sooooo good, which means it’s ALMOST dinner time! Keep everyone’s hunger at bay for just a little longer with a few of these easy Thanksgiving apps, and pass out the ButterCans you’ve left chilling in the fridge. (Brace yourself for some grateful hugs.)
A true Winesgiving feast needs the perfect setting, and just because your Turkey is the star of the show, that doesn’t mean your table can’t shine as well! If you want to create a truly festive table, show off your design skills with an easy, beautiful tablescape. Pop open a bottle of Toast and get inspired by these Thanksgiving table decor ideas from ElleDecor.
*Drum roll please* It’s the moment we have all been waiting for: DINNER IS SERVED! Ring your dinner gong and gather ‘round the table. You’ve made it to the finish line, and everyone is ready to feast.
Throw on the Wine + Dine Dinner Party Mix and dig in! Happy Winesgiving!
Now it’s your time to relax, because everyone who didn’t cook is now in charge of doing the dishes. Ahhh, life is good. Settle back and watch the clean-up, wine glass in hand.
Winesgiving dinner might be winding down, but don’t let the fun stop now! There is still plenty of fun to be had. Here are some after-dinner Winesgiving ideas:
- Candy Corn Relay Race
- Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
- Classic Board Games, like Uno or Scrabble
- Conversation cards
Even though it’s not the turkey making you sleepy, all the excitement from the day is probably setting in. Before you catch the gravy train to Snoozetown, end the night with a family movie that you can share with anyone, near or far. Host a Virtual Watch Party on your platform of choice and set up a Disney+ Watch Group for the kids with any of the best movies to watch right now.
And, just like that, another year of food, wine, and gratitude is under our belt. Our Winesgiving play-by-play is the perfect way to celebrate Turkey day, and we couldn’t do it without a little bit of #Butter.
Leaves are falling which means Thanksgiving is calling! Time to make your guest list, stock up on wine, and sip into fall, JaM Cellars-style.
Are you planning your holiday plans yet? So are we! Whenever a group of people come together to celebrate Thanksgiving, you can be sure of two things: there will be lots of food and there will be lots of music. And, with a name like JaM Cellars, we’re obviously all for it! 🙌 We think it’s pretty important to have the perfect Thanksgiving music playing before dinner, while you feast, and also when you kick back and enjoy your after-dinner dessert and JaM Cellars wine.
Now, we know that you probably have a lot on your plate—which is exactly why we've done our research and put together a playlist of the best Thanksgiving music you could ask for! Sip back, relax, and prepare to get groovy with our Thanksgiving JaMs playlist on Spotify.
Nothing sets the mood like a good playlist of Thanksgiving music, and a glass of Butter Chardonnay, JaM Cabernet, Toast Sparkling, or Sugar Sweet White! If you want to win hostess-of-the-year, keep the holi-yay spirits high and make sure you have our Thanksgiving JaMs playlist queued up and ready to go on the big day! We’ve included some feel-good oldies like I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For by Bing Crosby, and some newer hits like Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, so there’s something for everyone.
You can even listen to our Thanksgiving music playlist well after Thanksgiving, because good music–like good wine–never goes out of season. The Thanksgiving party doesn't stop until the #Butter runs out, which (thank goodness!) could be a while thanks to all the online wine delivery options. Enjoy every last drop of delicious JaM Cellars wine on Thanksgiving, and have more delivered right to your door, no work required.
At the risk of getting Christmas JaMs stuck in your head this early… SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!!!
We’re all on Cloud Wine over here because it’s one of our favorite seasons! Why? Well...wine not?? Also, it’s our favorite because we get to prepare for our amazing #25DaysofJaM advent calendar Christmas giveaways! 🎅🏾🎁
Running from December 1st through Christmas Day, we’re spreading holiday cheer for our JaMFans far and near! Pouring out the good times all month long, we’re delivering a sleigh-full of special JaMSwag, fun holiday content, and SUPER amazing giveaways.
#25DaysofJaM Christmas Giveaway; It's the Most Wine-derful Time of the Year
Now is the time to start thinking about all the wine-derful people in your life, and YOU should be at the top of that list!
Tune into this year’s #25DaysofJaM giveaways and DON’T MISS any of the doors opening! Last year, the giveaway winners received brightly wrapped presents under their trees, like #Butter branded macaroons, Lyft gift cards, and a Butter Apple watch! This year, we’re bringing it all back (and then some) with wine-derful goodies, like:
- Butter & JaM Cellars branded swag
- FUN tips, tricks, recipes and #LifeHacks
- The coveted Butter & JaM unbreakable GoVinos
- Wristbands to BottleRock Napa Valley 2022!!
- ...and so much more!
Sip, smile, and unwine-d, we have all your holiday gifts taken care of this year. Make this Christmas one to remember and give your family and friends something they’ll truly love: a bottle (or two) of your fav JaM Cellars wine!
And don’t forget to treat yourself this holiday season! Christmastime is a great time to have a festive drink, just beClaus. Why would you have a Blue Christmas when you could have a Sugar Sweet White one instead??
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