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Best Wines for Sangria Recipes


One of the beauties of sangria recipes is that you can use a variety of different wines in the recipe mix. It's often wines that have not been finished the day before that find their way into a Sangria recipe, or wines in the $10 category that make for a perfect Sangria blend. All of the wines listed below are solid wines on their own, that have been selected for their specific flavor profiles and style components that tend to highlight the various fruit additions in the specific Sangria recipes.

1. Mirassou Pinot Grigio (CA) $8

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This particular Pinot Grigio would make for a fine foundation in the "Just Peachy" or basic "White Wine" Sangria recipes. The peach undertones of this Pinot Grigio will accent the true peach fruit in the blend of fruit and wine.

2. Mionetto IL Moscato (Italy) $12

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This Moscato brings subtle bubbles to any white wine Sangria recipe. The light floral features will meld well with peach or citrus fruit in "White Lightening Sangria" or the basic "White Sangria."

3. Sierra Cantabria Rioja Tinto (Spain) $11

This Rioja red wine made from Spain's famous Tempranillo grape, brings out the authenticity of any red wine Sangria recipe. Give it choice consideration if your are shooting for a strawberry or raspberry sangria, like the

4. Salneval Albarino (Spain) $10

Another authentic Spanish wine, with a focus on the white wine category. The Salneval Albarino is the perfect wine for basing your white wine Sangria recipes on. You'll glean super citrus flavors - perfect for lemon, lime and orange sangrias. Try it with the "Super Fruity Sangria" recipe below.

5. Freixenet Sparkling Cordon Negro Brut (Spain) $11

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This sparkling wine from Spain, not only adds authenticity by its regional roots, but offers a solid foundation for any layers of fruit found in a myriad of Sangria recipes. Give it a go with a citrus, pineapple, pear or apple accented Sangria. Amazing potential with the "Passion Fruit" sangria recipe. You won't be disappointed!

6. Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon (CA) $9

This Smoking Loon Cab has a juicy, fruit-filled jammy texture. It is well-suited for red wine Sangria recipes that include lots of berry - whether raspberry, blackberry, blueberry or strawberry, there will be plenty of fruit in the wine to support the berry mix. Think "

7. Mark West Pinot Noir (CA) $10

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Can you say ripe raspberry and juicy strawberry? This wine is a great value Pinot Noir, so if you pop the top and have a bit left over the next day, consider using it as a base wine for any red wine sangria recipe. I'd recommend it for use with the "Best Party Sangria" recipe.

8. Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling (OR) $10

This classic Riesling gives great acidity to a white wine sangria recipe. You'll discover pear, apple and a bit of citrus on the palate, making this wine a solid partner for a white wine sangria recipe that incorporates any or all of the fruit. It goes particularly well with the "White Lightening Sangria" recipe.

9. Maipe Malbec (Argentina) $9

The Maipe Malbec is perfect for virtually any red wine sangria recipe. The fruit, structure, and versatility of this red wine will support a variety of fruit in a sangria combination. This is a foundational wine for the "Hot and Spicy" Sangria recipe.

10. Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel (CA) $9

This is a wine of surprising depth and fruit for the price - vintage in and vintage out. Juicy dark berry fruit, mainly cherry, blackberry and plum are spotlighted in this Zin and make for a great mixer in a dark berry fruit-based sangria recipe. Consider using this red wine for the "Best Party Sangria" recipe.
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