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And now we talk wine. Because it’s Friday! And I’m currently roadtripping with all 3 kids and a cockapoo. I’m almost positive that by the time this post goes live, I’ll be wishing that I was at the pool with a glass of wine in my hand.

(The husky was boarded. Because she sings in the car. And I couldn’t handle that for 19 hours.)

CK Mondavi recently sent me what may be the greatest box of goodies I’ve ever received. It was wine. All wine.

Through August, a percentage of each CK Mondavi bottle sold is going to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The IFHF is a organization completely funded by public donations that serves military personnel wounded or killed while serving our nation and their families. If you’re interested in this organization, you can find more information at www.fallenheroesfund.org.

Obviously this is something that’s really close to my heart. You guys know that my husband is currently on his second deployment to Afghanistan. I don’t want to get super heavy here but I really love IHFH’s mission to not only help physically wounded soldiers but also soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder.

So if you are looking to buy some wine to celebrate our great nation with on the 4th of July, try CK Mondavi. You get tasty wine and you help veterans! Plus, CK Mondavi is the only 100% American grown/made wine in the “supermarket wine under $10” category.

I used the CK Mondavi Chardonnay to make this sangria. It’s loaded with fruit, pineapple juice, lemonade, and lemon-lime soda! It’s really delicious and really refreshing on a hot day.

You can totally make this ahead of time for your 4th of July party! And I promise if you show up at someone else’s party with this, they will love you so much!

Pineapple Lemonade Sangria
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle CK Mondavi Chardonnay
  • 1 12 ounce can of frozen lemonade
  • 1/2 cup of Light Rum
  • 1/2 cup of Triple Sec
  • 3/4 cup of simple syrup
  • 1 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks or tidbits, in juice
  • 1 apple cut into chunks
  • 1 orange sliced thin
  • 1 lemon sliced thin
  • 6 strawberries sliced
  • 1 12-ounce can of lemon-lime soda
  • Whole strawberries or lemon or orange slices, for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher pitcher, combine the wine, lemonade, rum, Triple Sec and simple syrup. Stir well. Add the pineapple with the juice, apple chunks, orange and lemon slices, and sliced strawberries. Stir and refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, stir in lemon-lime soda.

 

 

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

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