Happy Wine Wednesday, everyone!
Do you want to know a fun fact? Wine Wednesday has actually been declared on Twitter! If you post any tweets today about wine, just be sure to add #ww or #winewednesday. I was able to find a lot of sweet wine folks on Twitter last Wednesday because of this. And don't forget to add me - @icecream_wine - ok, I'm done!
Today's Wine Wednesday topic: Sangria. Fun, right?! I've always enjoyed sangria, but to be honest, I rarely have it. I see it as a special treat. However, every time I enjoy a refreshing glass, I always tell myself to have it more often. It's really, really good.
It's a perfect treat for summer, with all the fresh fruit in abundance! You can also make white and red variations of the drink, so it truly can be enjoyed by all.
Remember when I had this white sangria at Festa Rappahannock? The white wine and green apples made for a sweet taste. It complemented my grilled chicken and veggies quite wonderfully.
Now here I am enjoying red sangria. And my, oh my, this is a completely different drink! The red wine and chosen fruit (oranges, limes, etc.) made this drink a little deeper in flavor, and almost bitter. But in a good way, I promise you! I drank this sangria with some cheese pizza at Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in D.C. Jazz in the Garden is held every Friday night during the summer months from 5:30-8:30. It's jam-packed with young professionals, and pitchers of sangria can be seen everywhere!
I've decided to set a little challenge for myself - if you could call it that. I have never made sangria - but I'm going to try it before we move to California. I have 3 1/2 weeks - I know I'll be able to find a good excuse to make it!
I've done some searching for sangria recipes, and here are a few that are front runners.
Red Wine Sangria, Real Simple Magazine
Carolina Peach Sangria, Southern Living Magazine
Sangria Perea, Guy Fieri
Do you have a sangria recipe that you like? Let me know!