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With names like Butter, JaM & Toast, brunch is basically our spirit animal. We’re ready to go all-in with a brunch extravaganza to make the most of your #SundayFunday thanks to these brunch-worthy holidays coming up soon. We’re ready to help you indulge in each delicious day, JaM-style! Here’s our top tips for indulging in the brunch spread you truly deserve.
Waffle Day – August 24th
Waffles are just pancakes with abs, right? Practice your waffle fitness with a DIY Waffle Bar to celebrate the true Brunch MVP.
• Set up a paper runner for your waffle bar and write down all your yummy waffle fixings (and save cleanup time from sticky syrup drips)
• Include a mix of healthy and treat-y toppings like berries and nuts alongside chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles
• Keep a bottle of Toast in an ice bucket next to the waffles with an array of juices for a Toast-mosa bar to sip along. Orange juice, grapefruit juice and cranberry juice are perfectly sippable pairings to splash on top of your favorite bubbles
Intl. Bacon Day – September 5th
Get crispy with it. We’re enjoying Bacon Day with a bacon tasting bar! See which bacon is your favorite pairing with our juicy JaM Cab. Our top picks are:
• Turkey bacon, Candied “Million Dollar Bacon”, Coconut Bacon (it’s a thing), Pancetta, or try one of these • 17 types of bacon you might not have known existed!
Top Bacon Day tip? Cook it in the oven for super easy clean-up (you’ll never go back). 400 degrees on a baking sheet with not only keep your crispy delights evenly cooked, you’ll get all the delish smells with none of the greasy splatters #SizzlinandSipping
Pancake Day – September 26th
Is it even Pancake Day if you’re not eating a heaping mound of pancakes with a side of Butter? Gather your ingredients for the perfect pancake recipe and practice some beginner level pancake art. Who doesn’t love an adorable Pancake Animal?
Or, try your hand at becoming a Pancake Mixologist with some experimental combos like:
• Mint Chocolate Chip = mint extract + chocolate chips
• Coffee Lover’s = espresso powder
• Unicorn = rainbow sprinkles + whipped cream
• Banana Split = mashed bananas + chocolate chips + crushed nuts• PB&J = peanut butter spread + raspberry jam
Turn up Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson on the airwaves. Sounds like an easy a recipe for #SundayFunday to us!
Home has also turned into the place where literally EVERYTHING happens; work, play, gym, more work and did we say Zoom? JaM Cellars is taking a stand to bring a little you-time back to your sanctuary…with wine of course.
We believe that any day can be a ButterDay right here at home. Here’s how to Butter-fy your home so when the clock strikes Wine O’Clock your happy place is at the ready:
• KonMari Style: make some space, declutter and dedicate space for your wine drinking nook inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs, or how about a she-shed? A comfy seat, a surface to rest your glass, speakers to play your favorite tunes, and connection for some screen time (for FUN only).
• Mood Light Me: light some mood-appropriate candles like these social distance friendly custom candles.
• Cool It: keep Butter on ice so it’s ready when you are. Organize fridge space for Butter with this ButterCan organizer, or an in-fridge rack for Butter bottles. Never enough room to keep all your Butter cold? Give it pride of place in its own yellow mini-fridge. Now we’re talking!
• Do Not Disturb Sign. When you’re in the chill-out zone, we are only accepting interruptions for wine refills please and thank you!
The most important part of your in-home chill zone is plenty of Butter Chardonnay and you know we’re just a click away. You can always find us in the wine aisle here or click *add to cart* on Drizly and Instacart to keep Butter flowing.
“Tuning in” is the new “heading out to a festival”. Take your tablet outside, let the summer breeze roll in, and stream tunes on the airwaves with virtual live music JaMHappyHours live on our Facebook page!
#WineWednesdays thru Friday, JaM hosts artists to perform straight to your patio, living room, book nook, or wherever we find you at 4pm PST. Check out some of our favorite archived JaMSessions with Mondo Cozmo, Peter Collins, or Rainbow Girls, and tune in to upcoming bands with our live schedule posted HERE!
All you need to do is head over to our Facebook page (Butter in hand of course). JaM with us, join the conversation with your new favorite artists and rediscover live music, connection and great wine!
Butter and BFFs make the world go round and National Girlfriends Day, Saturday, August 1st is the day to celebrate. Our girlfriends are our sanity-savers, secret-keepers and wine-drinking besties, so a whole day to celebrate all the good times is certainly in order! Here’s how to show her some love, Butter-style.
Send A Sip
Apart from your bestie? Stock up at home and send a surprise same-day wine delivery with just a couple of clicks (link to Buy page) and book a happy hour Zoom date.
Invite your girlfriend over to share a bottle of Butter or a 4-pack of ButterCans for a little extra. Whether you’re new friends or old, there is always something new to learn about each other! Dive deeper with some of these questions for besties.
Sip and Shop
Sip and Swap
Jump on the KonMari bandwagon and declutter your closet with a swap party. Take some tips from a Beautiful Mess on creating a seamless swap. Sell unwanted items to raise cash for your next girlfriends adventure and let your inner fashionista and Butter Chardonnay flow freely!
Sip and Slumber
You’re never too old for a sleepover with your best girlfriends. Get in your PJs, pop the popcorn and pour the Butter for a PJs and Movie Night. Choose from our favorite Top 10 movies to watch with your girlfriends:
- Confessions Of A Shopaholic
- Ocean’s 8
- Bride Wars
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
- Uptown Girls
- John Tucker Must Die
- What A Girl Wants
- Whip It
The world is Butter with you in it, babe. Cheers to best girlfriends now and forever!
Love drinking wine outside? Indulge your outdoorsy self this glamping season with plenty of #ButterChardonny and a little flair! #Optoutside with this backyard glamping how-to:
Love Me Tinder
Nothing is more of a vibe than cooking your food around the campfire. We’re grabbing a super-easy, portable propane grill and making all the snacks.
Glamp Goodies Checklist:
Raise The Roof On Your Tent Game
Trick out your outdoor living space with some of these tent ideas to give you five-star vibes on your backyard adventure, including an air-mattress and cozy blankets, some solar lights tiki torches to light the way, a cooler to keep your #ButterCans chilled, and a heated water bottle at the end of your sleeping bag to keep you warm all night long. Check out these best Glamping Hacks on Pinterest to inspire your own set up!
Make It A Mood
Whether you’re glamping with your girlfriends or with your sweetheart, make it a mood and pack out a bunch of flameless candles. Because if we’re taking selfies, candlelight is like, so flattering.
Spooky Stories To Tell In The Dark
We’re not scared, you’re scared! Go outdoor OG and tell stories ‘round the campfire for a throwback camp activity. Take a page out of Campfire Stories: Tales from America’s National Parks or get everyone involved with some Story Cubes to craft a spooky story. Just don’t spill your Butter in suspense!
Pour Up S’more JaM Cab
Grab your GoVino of JaM Cab and roast those marshmallows to perfection. Are you a “just done” or “totally burned and toasty” kind of s’more person? Whatever your style, compile your ideal ooey-gooey chocolate treat and cheers with juicy JaM Cab for a true camper’s delight.
Sippin’ Under The Stars
After your full day of glamping fun, wind down with a little stargazing under the moonlit sky and take a lesson in constellation gazing by downloading one of these stargazing apps to learn a little something along the way.
Cheers to the nights we’ll remember and the adventures we can’t forget with JaM Cellars wines and the great (backyard) outdoors!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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