The Best Blog Posts of 2014

When we look back at the past year of fabulous articles from the Kendall-Jackson blog, it’s hard to narrow it down to only our favorites. So we decided the best way to show our ‘best’ blogs is to choose the blogs that you — the fans — loved most. So here they are in all their glory —some you may have seen before and others that may be new to you — the best blog posts of 2014:


Pumpkin Tart with a Gingersnap Cookie Crust Recipe

This Pumpkin Tart with a Gingersnap Cookie Crust by Jo-Anna Rooney of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs takes a familiar holiday favorite and adds a gingersnap cookie crust twist.

Puff Pastry Baked Brie with Blueberry Chutney Recipe

Another fan favorite by Jo-Anna Rooney of A Pretty Life. This simple-to-make Puff Pastry Baked Brie with Blueberry Chutney recipe will be an instant hit with your guests and leave you looking like a real chef.

Guac-Off Recipe Winner: Congratulations Miss Crider!

One does not simply claim to make the best guacamole. They must prove their recipes’ worth against some worthy competition. Enter the guac-off. This homemade recipe beat out some stiff competition to officially become, The Best Guacamole Recipe.



Watercolor Conversation Starter Cards #DIY

These adorable, watercolor conversation starter cards created by Lauren Kelp are sure to add a little something special to your table that will have your guests relaxed and smiling in no time at all.

DIY: Terracotta Wine Stand

Make your wine bottle pop with this simple Terracotta Wine Stand by Kimberly of A Night Owl.

DIY: How to Plant and Grow Heirloom Tomatoes

Learn how to plant and grow heirloom tomatoes in this fun DIY.


Entertaining the K-J Way:

Girls Gone Paint – Art and Wine PartyElizabeth Baker of Bonjour + Hola added a little color to the night with her art and wine party.

Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir Marshmallows

Molly Yeh of My Name is Yeh welcomed the colder months with an amazing homemade Pinot Noir Marshmallow recipe for her backyard bonfire bash.

Date Night In

Lauren Kelp shows that a date night in can be even more romantic than a date night out.


Wine Education:

Why Chardonnay Became America’s Favorite Wine

Steve Heimoff explains how Chardonnay Became America’s Favorite Wine.

How Did the Russian River Valley Get Its Name?We answered the commonly asked question about this famous, local growing region: How Did the Russian River Valley Get Its Name?

What’s better – cork, synthetic cork or screwtop?

Steve Heimoff set the floor for an age-old debate: What’s better – cork, synthetic cork or screwtop?

There are so many great blogs and additional categories that we could’ve put in here but we couldn’t put them all. Feel free to check out our other sustainability, kitchen and garden blogs.

We want to thank our many, talented blog contributors that help make our blog a special place where people can learn about all things wine, food, garden and Kendall-Jackson.

So let’s raise a glass and cheers to a fantastic 2015 ahead. Be sure to let us know which blog post you liked the most from 2014 in the comments below, or if there was one that we missed.