|With my father at West Point as a toddler, then as a cadet myself, then in Iraq!|
I come from a long line of military veterans. I've traced my lineage back to the American Revolution! But since I left the service, I've had mixed feelings about so many companies clamoring to feature military imagery and emotional stories in their commercials and campaigns, knowing that they were using patriotism to sell product vs. actually helping the veterans they claim to care about. They don't put their money where their mouth is, but they're happy to make you tear up during their ads. That's why I'm excited about CK Mondavi.
CK Mondavi supports the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), which serves U.S. military personnel wounded or killed in service to our nation and their families. (For more information, visit www.fallenheroesfund.org.) They are funded entirely by public donations. To do their part and walk the walk, CK Mondavi is donating a percentage of each bottle sold between May - August to IFHF (up to $50,000). That is an incredible commitment to helping veterans, and we can do our part by buying these great American wines at a great value.
|A humanitarian mission in Iraq... Yes, that's me!|
I can endorse the program all day long, but how about the wines? I was a French major, after all! (I was even in the wine-tasting club on my semester in Paris.) I was sent two wines, their Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. I can vouch for them both. Dan and I both agree we'd buy the Cabernet again, as it's our shared favorite kind of wine. It was really smooth and good; I finished my first glass quicker than I thought I would. They're a fantastic value to boot, under $7 a bottle in some places. I will definitely be buying more between May and August to support this cause.
Thank you, CK Mondavi!
Please comment below to share your own story about supporting veterans and/or American-made products. I will select ONE reader to be entered into CK Mondavi’s grand prize drawing by May 15. The grand prize is a $500 donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in the winner’s name!