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Abacela 2014 Barrel Select Estate Garnacha, Umpqua Valley, $29


In recent years, Andrew Wenzl’s work with Grenache has earned considerable praise — whether it be his stunning rosé or the Barrel Select program. The transition from vineyard to cellar in 2014 began Oct. 7 at the ripeness level of 25 Brix, which seems to be customary for standalone bottlings…

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Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 Traditions Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17


The breadbasket that is the Wahluke Slope creates the platform for this rather stylish Merlot from Milbrandt, which gets some flesh from Syrah (18%) and added bones from Petit Verdot (5%). There’s toastiness to the aromas, joined by milk chocolate, raspberry and chokecherry. Its flavors are smooth with a long…

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Festive Valentine's Day Balloon DIY


Hey, hey, my little lovebird! Are you ready to get your Valentine’s Day spirit on? Whether you are celebrating with a significant other or having the gals over for a little Galentine’s Day, this festive Valentine’s Day balloon DIY is a must! Lauren here from thoughtful living & entertaining site,…

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Milbrandt Vineyards 2015 Evergreen Vineyard Traditions Sweet Katherine White Wine Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $13


Best Buy! Two decades ago, 1997, the Milbrandts began to establish their vineyards along the Wahluke Slope and the Ancient Lakes. Evergreen Vineyard is arguably their most prized planting, and the Milbrandt brothers named this off-dry Riesling for their late mother — Katherine Leone Milbrandt. Few Rieslings from famed Evergreen…

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Winter Chicken and Vegetable Skillet


Hello, hello my fabulous foodie! How is your New Year starting out? We are just shy of two weeks in and is it everything you want it to be? If you are like me, you’ve got a healthy list of resolutions and intentions set for the new year, you’ve made…

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How Kendall-Jackson is Finding Solutions to an Ever-Changing Climate


We’ve talked a lot about our commitment to long-term sustainability, from smart use of energy and water to innovation in the vineyards. This week, we are honored The New York Times highlighted our efforts in, “Falcons, Drones, Data: A Winery Battles Climate Change,” a compelling feature by David Gelles outlining…

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The Difference Between Kendall-Jackson AVANT and Vintner's Reserve Wines

In this series of highlighting the differences between the collections of Kendall-Jackson wines, we’ve come to the moment of putting the cart before the horse. Kind of. “Avant” means “before” in French. There are several ideas behind using “avant” as the header of one of the latest collections. One is…

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Milbrandt Vineyards 2015 Evergreen Vineyard Traditions Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $13


Best Buy! Evergreen Vineyard, one of Washington state’s premier sites for cool-climate whites, shines yet again with this bargain Riesling. This planting not far from Jerry Milbrandt’s home saw Riesling for this program begin to get pulled on Oct. 16, and winemaker Emily Haines presents it in a dry, but…

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New Year's Eve Cake Topper DIY


Hello, hello my festive friends! Lauren here and today we are talking about how to add a little something special to your New Year’s celebration this year. Whether you are having some friends over, a big blog out bash, or just you and the significant other, little details and special touches…

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Christmas Chocolate Bark


Howdy, friends! Lauren from here & today I am sharing my absolute favorite sweet treat for the holidays. Perfect for the man in the red hat, for teacher’s presents, to give as last minute gifts to the girlfriends, or to bring to as a hostess gift. Really though, if we…

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