Now that some of the warmer weather fruits are in season, it's time to start getting ready for sangria season! Here's what you need to know about which wines are best for creating this spring and summer staple!
The type of wine you choose will depend on the type of sangria you plan on making. Here are some general tips on what to keep on mind as you make your decision:
- Look for a wine low in tannin. Wines that are high in tannin are wines that are exceptionally dry. These wines have been left with the grape seeds, stems, and seeds after they have been pressed to give them their deep red color and dry flavor profile. Wines with high tannin are usually cabernets and merlot.)
- Look for a fruity wine. Because sangria recipes include seasonal fruit, find a wine whose profile does not stray too far from what it will be paired with. If you plan on making a sangria with lighter fruits and garnishes (like herbs, peaches, cucumbers, etc...), select a light, white wine. If you plan on making a sangria with heavier fruits and garnishes (like cherries, strawberries, blackberries, etc..) choose a heavier, red wine.
- Look for a wine that you would enjoy by itself. Because wine is the base of sangria, if you choose a wine that you wouldn't enjoy by itself, there is a high chance that you will not enjoy it as a sangria.
Don't have the time to go wine shopping and put a whole sangria recipe together? Ready-made sangria are here to help!
Check out the latest addition to our selection, Joya! Joya is available as both a red and white blend in a 750mL bottle or a bag-in-box selection. Click here to find out more.
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