Monday, May 2, 2016

Butter O’Clock for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday that means so much more to me now than it ever has. Not only because I am a Mom, but because I can appreciate, now more than ever, all of things that my mother did/does for my brothers and I.

If you’re a mom I am sure you can agree with me. Growing up our moms drove us crazy with constant reminders (“Did you set your alarm for school?”), nagging (“Clean your room! It’s a pig’s sty!”), and endless rules (“I don’t care what so-and-so’s mom says. I’m your mom, not your friend and you’ll be home by 10!”). It’s not until we have kids of our own that we realize that our mom’s really weren’t that bad, and it was us kids that were the real pains. Heck, I find myself saying some of the same things to my own kids from time to time. Our “nagging” mom’s really did know what they were talking about after all, huh?

My mom is a pretty big tomboy and I’m definitely more of a girly-girl, so growing up I always felt like we weren’t on the same page. I also happen to be the oldest of four children, and the only girl, so I always felt like my mom understood my brothers more than myself. Now that I’m grown my mom and I have developed a great relationship (she’s my best friend) and we’ve grown to realize that we’re really not as different as we had thought. We actually have quite similar personalities (including a great sense of humor), and a lot of the same interests -- like thrift shopping and a superb glass of wine.

One of my favorite ways to relax and unwind is to sit on my mom’s back porch and laugh it up with her over some glasses of wine. She's so funny, she puts me in stitches! We love trying new wines out together and one of our latest faves is Butter Chardonnay by JaM Cellars.

JaM is short for John and Michele, who are second-generation vintners who own and run JaM Cellars. They have a passion for making quality California and Napa Valley wines that everyone can enjoy. The name could not be more fitting because this 2014 Butter Chardonnay melts in your mouth. It’s rich, bold flavor is made from juicy, ripe notes of stone fruits and baked lemons. It’s fermented to a rich creaminess and it’s aged in a blend of oak that gives the wine a unique vanilla finish. It’s award winning too! The 2014 Butter Chardonnay and the 2014 JaM Cabernet won SILVER at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Awards!

You can find Butter Chardonnay at your local grocery store (such as Wholefoods, Bevmo, Total Wine & More, Kroger and HEB). Be sure to use the JaM Cellars WineFinder to find the store nearest you:, Also, if you sign up for The Scoop! (a monthly newsletter) you can get news on Butter, JaM and Toast + chances to win BottleRock tickets, schwag and more!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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