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WINE REVIEW: CK Mondavi and Family Releases 75th Anniversary Wines ($6.99 each)

Updated: Aug 11

by Andrew Chalk


CK Mondavi and Family released a family of wines for summer to celebrate their 75th anniversary -- in a fun kind of way. For example, the wine labels use thermochromatic ink to change color when the wine reaches the right temperature! How useful. At 55 degrees the cream labels turn bold full color.


The family is encouraging you to innovate with the wines with these recipes:


Mulled Cider Sangria

1-bottle CK Mondavi and Family Chardonnay

1-quart apple cider

3-tbsp mulling spices (you can use allspice too)

1 ginger beer Apple slices

Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Directions

1. Pour your apple cider into a slow cooker in a slow or small saucepan over low heat

2. Drop mulling spices into apple cider or add 3-4 dashes of allspice

3. Heat on low for 3-4 hours

4. For warm sangria, add white wine to mulled cider, serve with apple slices



The CK Mondavi American!

1.5L CK Mondavi (Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio)

Blueberry Infused Rum (recipe below)

1 ½ cups fresh lime juice

½ cup agave syrup

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 cup raspberries

½ cup fresh Strawberries

1.5L of club soda

Mix together all ingredients, except club soda.

Blueberry Infused Rum

3 Cups White rum

½ cup fresh blueberries


Preparation

Mash blueberries into Rum. Cover Blueberry Rum with plastic wrap and set in the fridge for at least 12 hours to allow the blueberries to infuse the rum. When ready to enjoy, pour over ice and finish with club soda.
































It's Five O'clock Somewhere

2 oz CK Mondavi Red Blend

Small handful blackberries

Small handful Red plums, peeled & diced (save a few slices for garnish)

½ oz lemon-lime soda

½ oz triple sec

½ oz bourbon or brandy

Simple syrup, to taste

A squeeze of lime


Preparation

Muddle the fruit, combine with the rest of the ingredients in a shaker over six ice cubes, and add simple syrup (or agave syrup) to taste. Shake and strain; serve in a festive glass. Finish with a squeeze of lime.




Sample

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