Sip, smile and unwine-d...
…Do you feel it? That’s our summer-state-of-mind, keeping us warm as we count down the days to another JaM’n weekend at BottleRock 2020!
Can you believe it’s our 5th anniversary as presenting sponsors of BottleRock Napa Valley? Thanks to you, it keeps getting better…Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, and Stevie Nicks will hit this year’s JaM Cellars Stage—we couldn’t be more stoked.
Are you ready to fill your GoVinos full of your favorite JaM Cellars wines, dance at the JaMPad, bump some ButterBalls, and get glam with our glitter-girls at the CandyCabana? Of course you are! Follow JaM Cellars on Facebook and Instagram for festival updates (who will play the JaMPad this year?) and awesome ticket giveaways…we want you there with us!
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and all through the house…the bubbles were chilling and so were we. That’s because we hacked our Christmas Day prep with these super simple tips:
Make one last trip to the store. Plan ahead for the things that ALWAYS surprise us. An extra bag of ice. A box of candies for unexpected gifts. And an extra bottle (or case) of Butter for when Aunt Janie arrives early to show you how to make cranberry sauce. And don’t forget cookies for Santa…
Pre-chill bottles of Toast. That extra bag of ice comes in handy here. There’s never enough room in the fridge, so stock Toast in an ice-chest on the back deck. You’ll want cold bubbles to kick-start your morning.
Overnight French Toast. Don’t miss present-opening! This super-simple Overnight French Toast waiting for you to throw in the oven while the unwrapping party rocks on.
Stream the Santa Tracker. Cozy up and tune into the Santa Tracker to see where in the world the Big Guy is heading…you’ve been nice, right? Even if you haven’t those cookies you bought and a glass of Butter might sway him into a leaving you a gift, or two.
Wishing you and yours a stress-free festive season, surrounded with warm hearts and full glasses!
It’s winter #SundayFunday. Your favorite cousins and old friends with their new boyfriends are gathering and the Butter is flowing. For some throwback-fun that gets everyone in the spirit, head outside and build a Butter snowman…you’ve got everything you need right there.
Move the Butter outside with you and tuck it right into the snow to keep chilled while you work. (ButterCans work great too!) Pack the snow tight and roll, roll, roll for a strong body about 2-3ft wide. Make the head about two thirds the size and smooth out his face with hands in warm gloves. Trade coal for Butter screw-cap eyes, add a Butter yellow beanie, throw on a scarf (because baby it’s cold outside) and more screw-caps for buttons on his “coat”.
Your new wine friend, Frosty, is a jolly happy soul because he’s had a couple glasses of wine, obviously. He’s the perfect Instagram-able buddy—get him a ButterCan or pour him some JaM Cab to snap your group selfie with. Bet you cannot wait for this memory to pop up in your feed next year!
You can’t have too much wine for Holidays, so it’s the perfect gift, right? Rich creamy Butter for your bestie? Tall, dark, rich and smooth JaM Cab for Mike in Accounting? Pretty and delicious California Candy Dry Rosé for Becca the best stylist ever; and Toast Sparkling for your boss (promotion please!).
But wrapping bottles can be a royal pain and end up with more “Doh” factor than “Wow” factor. And really who has time to search Pinterest for wrapping ideas when you still need to shop for that LBD for the company Holiday party…
For the Fashionista: Roll up your bottle in black tissue, tuck in the bottom and accessorize with season must-have, Butter-yellow scrunchies.
For the Overachiever: Order up a supply of Bottle Sweaters to match every bottle you’re bringing to the party this season.
For The Last Minute Planner: Brown paper bag and a ribbon. Yes, these are all things that you have in your junk drawer and hey, we’re busy so let’s get ’er done. Decorate the paper bag with a sharpie if you’re feeling extra.
For The Festive At Heart: In the same vein as a new car or a puppy, an artfully placed oversized bow says “Happy Holidays, I Love You.”
For The Purist: Who says this bottle needs wrapping? It’s all about what’s inside that counts. JaM straight!
Cheers to Happy Holidays
Gifts for the family, the mailman, the book club and the friendly Amazon Prime guy? What about YOU? Well, we got you…
Each day for the critical 25 days of the holidays when you are thinking about everyone else, JaM Cellars is thinking about you. Win prizes (did someone say BottleRock?), get #HolidayHacks, score some schwag and discounts, and feel totally spoiled by your favorite JaM wines. Just for being you.
The best part? You don’t even have to change out of your cozy PJs to get in on the fun. Starting December 1st follow us everywhere online; Facebook, The ‘gram, Twitter, YouTube, and our email list, The Scoop! to check out what’s behind each of our 25 Holi-daily doors.
Tune in, tag your friends & join JaM. We’ll get you through the holidays with less humbug and more jolly. #25DaysofJaM
You could have sworn that you’d neatly wound up the lights last January, but now there it is.... A HUGE tangled mess of lights at the bottom of the décor box! It’s so difficult to feel festive if you’re flying into a rage over never-ending loops of lights. But all you need is Butter, JaM or Toast and these super-simple steps to save the season…
Step 1. Step back..from the big ball of tangled wire, take a deep breath and a large sip of your favorite JaM wine…and smile.
Step 2. Set the scene. Light the fire, play your favorite Holiday tunes, and burn an evergreen candle.
Step 3. Create space. A large flat open space to spread out, within easy reach of the Butter.
Step 4. Strategize. Find an end and slowly and methodically work backward, keeping the free end neat and tidy as you go.
Step 5. Celebrate…as every knot untangles, and you transform your surroundings into a winter wonderland—sip, sip!
(And if you’ve done your best but end up looking like Houdini in a straight-jacket of Holiday wiring, it’s time order a new set of lights on Amazon, open more wine and stream Hallmark Holiday movies. Cheers!)
Eat Turkey. Drink Butter. Repeat.
Turkey Day is here, and every year is like diving into a pool of gravy: delicious but also slightly messy. Whether you’re super chef or more of a microwave prodigy, they key to getting it all done? Just add Butter.
Every year we get a good chuckle out of some #ThanksgivingFails like these:
Sides Are for Guests
If you’re hosting, Turkey is your mission. And the sides are on everyone else! Potlucks are the best way to gather everyone around and take the pressure off you. Try a fun Thanksgiving version of this Potluck Challenge game that gets everyone involved!
Delegate Dish Duty
Before everyone sneaks off into a post-meal snooze and football session, delegate dishes to anyone who didn’t cook.
“What Can I Bring?”
If your guests aren’t able to cook, wine is ALWAYS an option. Let them know to grab some ButterCans for the game of flag football before dinner and a bottle of JaM Cab to wind down in front of the fire together at the end of the night. Don’t believe the naysayers: you can never have too much wine!
No such thing as perfect
Having a #ThanksgivingFail? That’s what memories are made of. Just smile, sip some wine and take a photo. Please tag us, we promise to share ours too! #JaMCellars
It’s No Secret. #JaMisMySuperPower
It’s here, that special time of year we’ve all been waiting for. Yep, #HolidaySeason is upon us and we’re hopping aboard the planning frenzy express. Dealing with all the prep, being the Hostess-With-The-Mostest and planning where to put Great Uncle Chuck at the Thanksgiving table can be a little…much.
But there you are, with an effortless glittery (yet chic) #UglySweater, potatoes mashed, and tree trimmed… and we’re all wondering “How DOES she do it all?”
Just tell them that JaM is your superpower. It’s your secret weapon for enjoying every minute of the Holidays—even the endless chores and errands…
Not-so-gourmet dinners with the In-Laws are seamless with plenty of deliciously sippable Butter Chardonnay. A juicy glass of JaM Cab is the perfect wrapping-party companion and add in a cool glass of California Candy Dry Rosé next to the bath for a little #metime.
Stock up in the wine aisle of your grocery store, JaM will be there to keep your holiday season stresses at bay! Because the reason for the season is best shared with a delicious glass of wine.
Stressed for the Holidays? No thanks! We’re keeping things as cool as a glass of Butter Chardonnay this holiday season. Here’s how we’re keeping things festive, not frenzied.
Walk It Off
Feeling ready to deck your family’s halls after a few (too many?) days off together? Bundle up and make a habit of a nightly or post-dinner walk. Sneak in a CandyCan on your neighborhood stroll while you’re looking at everyone’s Christmas lights for extra grown-up fun.
Snacks Feed A Crowd (& Keep The Hangrys away)
If that main course is taking a little longer than you were hoping, keep everyone grazing until the main event with dips and treats like this 3-step Butter Biscuit Wreath Dip or this Turkey Veggie Platter for the kids. And if you’ve never put a charcuterie board together, here’s how! Plus no need for plates means less dishes. Fewer dishes means more time sipping JaM Cab by the fire after dinner!
Make A List & Check It 8 Times
Anyone else feel like they’re running to the store three times a day? Get into planning mode and make a list before you head out the door (and stick to it!). Got Butter?
It’s the season for getting together, so what better way to tackle your holiday to-do’s with friends? Make it a wine night with your besties to cross off your endless list of errands. Gift-wrapping, holiday card addressing, and cookie-baking is best shared with good company and plenty of JaM Cellars wine.
Plan ahead, find time for wine and enjoy the Holidays more than ever!
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