Q: I took a recent trip to Spain and am still day-dreaming about all the fresh sangria I had. I'd love to re-create those drinks at home, but I'd rather not make a pitcher at a time. So I had an idea for making single-serving, almost ready-made, but fresh, sangria. Any ideas for how I might do this?
this hot summer weather, I still enjoy red wine, but I want it juicy and
refreshing, something that I can even serve slightly chilled. The 2010 Beast ‘Wildebeest’
Red Wine, from Buty Winery in Washington’s Columbia Valley fits the bill. It is
deliciously juicy, smooth and jam-packed with lively fruit flavors.
Wine of the Week: 2011 Poggio al Tesoro Vermentino 'Solosole' Region: IGT Toscano, Italy Price: $20
This week’s wine of the week
– the 2011 Solosole Vermentino from Allegrini’s Poggio al Tesoro Estate in
Tuscany brings Vermentino to a whole new level. Bursting with flavor it is
absolutely delicious , beautifully structured and can age.
weather has been a little damper than usual. Nonetheless, the grills are firing
up and the July 4th festivities are upon us. What wines are you planning on serving for your
party or gathering? For this national holiday my choices, as usual, are all
American. Check out these delicious reds for under $20.
I love to enjoy an icy cocktail on the beach, more than one, even. But overdoing it is a surefire way to ruin a lovely vacation. When I pour a cocktail, I make it last all day, and Housewife Sangria is a great way to trick myself into thinking I'm indulging.
Here a sweet and clever idea for your July 4th drinks: star-spangled punch! This comes from a big 4th of July bash that Jenny Hobick threw last year; I love her styling and photos. And the sangria is especially great — want to see how she created those red stars?