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December 20, 2019

National Sangria Day (RECIPES)

What could be better than a day dedicated to wine? Sangria Day is the perfect excuse to meet with friends and sample the delicious, fruity drink that is one of Spain's claims to fame in the area of the culinary arts. Make sure your December 20th really packs a punch!

History of Sangria Day
Each year more and more people are visiting Spain for its food. Over 2,000 years ago, when the Romans inhabited the area, they knew the water there was unsafe for drinking because of bacteria, and so it was common to fortify it with alcohol to kill it off.

The first sangrias (whose name comes from Sangre, or blood, and refers to its dark color) were likely heavily watered downmixes of wine, water, and herbs and spices. Basically, the Romans added anything they could to kill off the bacteria in the water and to disguise the taste of mediocre table wine.

Today, spiced wine is an ancient and much-loved tradition, and even though it originates in Spain and Portugal it's enjoyed worldwide today. It can be served as an iced outdoor treat in the summer, or as a great way to warm up indoors in the winter.

How to Celebrate Sangria Day
Celebrations are pretty straight-forward: gather some friends, pour everyone a glass, then kick back and enjoy the true taste of summer! There are practically as many recipes for sangria as there are drinkers of the fruity punch, and a lot of delightful sangria recipes you should try, but the most common ingredients are wine, fruit, honey, and sugar.

The recipe can be adjusted to suit any tastes, however: sparkling water can be added to give the drink more fizz, and fruit can be kept out of the glasses using a strainer. Some of the fruit can even be mashed or grated and then stirred into the wine to give it an extra-rich flavor. How this drink varies centers on the type of fruit, the presence or lack of carbonation and the kind of spirits added if any at all. While all fruits can be used, the key is to use fruit that's in season in order to underline the flavor of the drink and also the type of wine being used.

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