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Sophisticated Sangria

  I was making sangria this weekend and I had two assets: time and a great Cab. Time was important because like many of you I am often tempted to “throw sangria together” at the last moment — or perhaps the last hour. I do give it time to chill, but not really the time…

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Sangria Using Cabernet Franc

  Sangria. Wine purists think of it as a four-letter word. How could one possible contaminate wine, they say. Unless, of course, it’s not “proper” wine. If you want to make sangria with some cheap red from some Mediterranean country on the verge of bankruptcy, well, that’s your business. Thus sayeth the wine snobs. I’ve…

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Wildberry Sangria

It’s Father’s Day. And I am posting this late, but this idea will be perfect for any Sunday afternoon from now until the snow flies. Sangria is one of those terms that can inspire delight or disgust. The bottled “sangrias” you can buy are generally lamentable, distant and very poor cousins to something freshly made…

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Rioja Sangria

Last week I posted a Cosecha Sangria, a deliciously red mix of wine and fruit.  Here’s a second sangria based on a classic Rioja. This one uses a different liqueur, Pom, the pomegranate liqueur. This is a sweet sangria, one that needs little time in the refrigerator to be ready to enjoy. Again, I’ll suggest…

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