Sunday, June 29, 2014

CK Mondavi Wine for Summertime

If you're into tasty wines at a reasonable price points and fresh summer ingredients, you're going to love this blog post! As part of a Clever Girls Collective campaign, I was able to taste test 4 wines from CK Mondavi.The verdict? CK Mondavi is the perfect 4th of July wine!  Not only is it the only wine in this price point (under $10!) to be 100% American made &  grown, but a percentage of sales goes to supporting veterans. It's a win-win! 

I paired the brand new CK Mondavi Wine Blonde Five, a white blend with flavors of honey, baked apple and lemon zest with my favorite summer bean salad. This black bean, tomato and edamame salad is seasoned with lime juice, salt and pepper and is a perfect compliment to CK Mondavi's Blonde Five. (The recipe for the salad is at the bottom of this post.)

The Chardonnay would also pair well with this summer bean salad if you're more into chards. 

CK Mondavi also sent me a Cabernet and another red blend, Scarlett Five. These wines are easy to find as 

  • CK Mondavi wine is sold nationwide in every US state. Plus you know you are supporting a great cause because a

  •  percentage of each bottle sold between May - August is donated to Intrepid Fallen Heroes (up to $50,000). 

  • Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), is an organization that supports the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families.

  • So you're drinking yummy wine for a good cause, and it won't break the bank? Anyone can get on board with that!

    Summer Bean Salad
    Serves 8

    1 can black beans - rinsed and drained
    1 package shelled and cooked edamame 
    1 large avocado - diced
    1 pt. cherry tomatoes - quartered
    Juice from 3 limes
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Chopped Cilantro

    Combine all ingredients adding salt, pepper and lime until it tastes to your liking. Refrigerate until serving. Spritz with more lime juice before serving. 

    Enjoy and head to your local grocer to support veterans and their families by picking up a bottle or two of CK Mondavi!

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