National Sangria Day is the perfect date to meet up with friends and taste the drink! Wine lovers are sure that it is difficult to come up with a more delicious and noble drink. What do you think?
Sangria originated in Spain. The peasants spent a lot of time on the orange plantations, and to make their work easier they always carried wine with them. Spring water acted as a supplement to it, fruit juice was also added. The mixture was tasty and refreshing, which was important in the heat. By the way, she did not intoxicate and did not affect the work process.
In Spain, Sangria was not always popular: in the 8th century, Muslims seized the territory and banned the use of alcohol. They ruled here for 700 years, and only in 1492 the state gained independence – wine again became significant. In the 18th century, the French borrowed the drink and prepared it with champagne and white wine. In America, wine appeared in 1964 – the population learned about it at the World Exhibition held in New York. National Day was founded later.
Did you know that Sangria:
- in Spanish it means “blood”. This refers to the bright color of the drink;
- served in decanters;
- created from different fruits: tangerines, apples, pineapples, limes, strawberries, etc.;
- combined with spices, for example, ginger, mint, cloves;
- traditionally poured into glasses;
- sometimes diluted with mineral water;
- has a moderate strength – no more than 12%.
How to celebrate
At National Sangria Day, gather the family at the big table, cook delicious meals and have fun! Get a quality drink and treat them to loved ones. Learn the history of wine: there is a lot of interesting things hidden in it.
When is National Sangria Day celebrated in 2022?
National Sangria Day is observed on December 20 each year.