Member's Mark™ Sangria (1.5 L) is a product of Spain that offers a delicious, refreshing beverage for any sangria lover.
What Is Sangria?
Sangria is essentially a type of punch that has been transformed into an alcoholic beverage. Some may call it "adult punch." Sangria is typically made by blending red wine with chopped fruit, and other ingredients like orange juice or even other alcoholic ingredients like brandy. Sangria wine bottles are typically rounder than other wine bottles but still contain the usual 750 ml of beverage. However, this Member's Mark Sangria comes in a size that's double the fun. That's to say, this red wine sangria comes in a 1.5 L wine bottle.
What's the Origin of Sangria?
Not much is known about how sangria or red wine sangria originated, although early versions of the drink are said to have been popular in Spain, Greece, and England. A predecessor to sangria called "Sangaree," was often served hot or cold and is likely to have originated in the Caribbean. From the Caribbean, this beverage was introduced into mainland America where it was actually very common during the colonial era but disappeared from the United States by the early 20th century. In the late 1940s, Hispanic Americans introduced the modern spin on Sangaree with sangria, and the drink soon became popular in the United States. By the 1964 World's Fair in New York, sangria had become an iconic beverage for the U.S.
What Does This Drink Pair With?
Member's Mark Sangria pairs well with a tray of fresh fruit to further accentuate its sweetness and also pairs well with spicy favorites like chips and salsa or a juicy carne asada with onions. The sweetness of the red wine sangria helps to undercut the spicier flavors and textures of the foods to create a well-rounded meal. Of course, you can also always simply relax with a glass of the red wine sangria in hand and enjoy the moment.