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6 Wines That Are Perfect For Sangria

Although sangria has existed for over 2000 years, there is no standard recipe for it, which arguably makes it one of the best wine cocktails out there for its’ fool-proof quality. As long as it’s packed with real fruit, topped with a splash of sparkling juice and served in chilled glasses, you really can’t go wrong when making it.

Whether you’re looking for something light and crispy or something decadent and rich, these 6 different wines are great options for creating the perfect sangria to sip on all summer long.

 

White Wine

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Mirassou Pinot Grigio 

Made in: California

Price at LCBO: $14.95

A bottle of Mirrassou Pinot Grigio is great for any peach based sangrias. The flavours and aromas of this bottle include peaches, apples and pears, with hints of grapefruit and apricot. Mirassou is a dry wine with light and crisp finish, which makes it less sweet and perfect for mixing with juices and other fruits.

 

 

 

 

 

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Graffigna Pinot Grigio 

Made in: Argentina

Price at LCBO: $24.65 

Being an extra-dry and slightly sweet Pinot Grigio, Graffigna is a great option for virtually any white-wine based sangrias. This bottle is both vibrant and fruity, with strong aromas of melon, apple, pear and honey, with finishing notes of floral. It’s light to medium body and balanced finish compliments citrus fruits especially well, making it an overall great bottle of Argentinian wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Burg Ravensburg Riesling 

Made in: Germany 

Price at LCBO: $24.30

Burg Ravensburg has been making wine since 1251, making them one of the oldest vineyards in the world. This white wine is a great option if you’re looking to make any stone fruit based wine, such as peach, apricot or cherry.  Get creative and try adding lychee fruit to your recipe, the fiercely crisp finish of this Riesling will leave you wanting more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Wine

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Mirassou Pinot Noir 

Price at LCBO: $14.95

Made in: California

This pale ruby pinot noir is filled with flavours of soft cherry, raspberry and cranberries. Its’ soft, velvety finish makes it a delicious option for anyone looking for a lighter-bodied red wine sangria, which is often hard to come by. This bottle pairs especially well with citrus fruit sangrias, so make sure to add in lots of oranges and lemons!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon 

Price at LCBO: $15.90

Made in: USA 

This full-bodied red is filled with bold aromas of ripe blueberries, blackberries, cherries and black currants. It’s just the right amount of dry while maintaining an even smoothness, making it an ideal option for any berry-based sangria that’s hefty in the flavour department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2016

Price at LCBO: $19.95

Made in: Spain 

This rich bottle of red wine makes for the perfect cherry, strawberry or blackberry sangria. This vintage grenache is slightly stronger than the other red wine options on the list but nonetheless velvety, smooth and rich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Julia Solimine

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