Viva Sangria!

Sangria Tasting on Thursday, Sept 10, 5-8 pm

Sangria Tasting on Thursday, Sept 10, 5-8 pm

Sangria is a host’s best friend.  Made properly, Sangria is tasty, food-friendly and a perfect quaffer for guests “not into wine.”  

Sangria originated in Spain. The word Sangria comes from the Spanish word, sangre meaning blood. The drink gets its name from the red color of the wine used in a traditional sangria recipe. The drink is also made with white wine which is called sangria blanco.

Sangria is basically a mix of wine, juices, soda water and fruit. Any young red wine can be used in a traditional recipe. 

Tried and True Tips:

1.         Good, quality ingredients are important in this drink. Wine is the dominant ingredient, so care is taken to use a good wine.

2.         It’s important to allow time for the liquid to blend with the fruit.  A few hours or even overnight in the refrigerator will enhance the flavor.

3.         Add soda and ice just before serving. 

4.         Use a Spanish Rioja to get the authentic flavor of red Sangria.  Here are a few wines we think are perfect – Protocolo Tinto $8.99 and Cortijo III Rioja $10.99

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