Follow my lead and make up a pitcher of Sangria that's certain to please all your guests and beat the heat at the same time! Until I moved "South" I never really cared for Sangria, but in the heat of a Texas summer it can really hit the spot.
There are probably as many recipes for Sangria, as there are people in Spain ~ and everyone a special ingredient to make the recipe their own. One of the places that I frequent has Sangria as their Happy Hour offering - theirs is made with brandy, red wine and vodka, along with the appropriate fruits and juices.
When I'm ready to serve it, I just grab my boxes of chilled Wine4 Sangria and pour that into the pitcher, add the frozen fruit and "muddle" it a bit to mix up the flavors. If I'm going to be outdoors, I set the pitchers of Sangria down in a tub of ice to keep it nice and cool. When guests are ready to be served, I just scoop some fresh ice into a glass, pour in the Sangria, and garnish the glass w/ a slice of orange or lime...
on a hot, hot day!
They are made by Trinchero Family Estates in Napa ~ Trinchero is well-known for their single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons (Cloud's Nest, Haystack, Chicken Ranch, etc.) and is also the producer of Napa Cellars wines, as well as Folie a Deux and Menage` a Trois wines.
Each box of Wine4 Sangria holds the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine and will last 4 weeks in your fridge once opened and the cost breaks down to 4 dollars per bottle, or $15.99 a box.
Wine4 Sangria is available ONLY at World Market AND...
It's on SALE right now for $12.99!! (only until 7/6/2010)