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Sangria Bianca

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Sangria is a wine punch typical of Spain and Portugal. It normally consists of: a light - dry - young - high acid - unoaked - inexpensive wine, usually red wine due to Sangria's connotation with the word blood. Other reds that work well include French styles such as Gamay or Beaujolais, and Italian styles such as Grignolino, Bardolino, Dolcetto, Freisa or Lambrusco. It also contains chopped or sliced fruit such as orange, lemon, lime, apple, peach, melon, berries, pineapple, grape and mango, a sweetener such as honey, sugar, simple syrup, orange juice, and/or fruit nectar and a small amount of added brandy and triple sec, or other spirits. In some recipes (common in the United States) there is also Seltzer, Sprite or 7up and ice.

Sangria Bianca is a variation of Sangria. It is also called White Sangria. To prepare Sangria Bianca white wine and white fruits are used such as oranges, lemons, melon, peaches, white grapes and others. Also, Sangria Bianca is made with cinnamon, cloves and some other alcohol like vodka and white rum.

Serving

Sangria is served throughout Portugal and Spain during summer, and in the southern and eastern parts of the countries year-round. In these places it is a popular drink among tourists at bars, pubs and restaurants where it is often served in 1-litre pitchers or other containers large enough to hold a bottle of wine plus the added ingredients. A lid or other strainer for the container helps prevent the fruit and ice cubes from falling into the glass. Among the Portuguese and Spanish, sangria is most typically served at informal social gatherings, much like punch, from a punchbowl. Sangria is often served with a wooden spoon, used to get fruit out of the bottom of the punchbowl or pitcher. Sangria is also commonly served in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Chile and Argentina, and at Mexican and Argentine restaurants.

Bottled sangria can be bought in some countries. In the parlance of EU administrators, such products are referred to as "aromatised wines". Sangria has become popular in the UK, with several supermarkets stocking it during summer months.



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References

Sangria, en.wikipedia.org

Sangria Bianca, ricette.giallozafferano.it

Sangria Bianca, ilprofumodizagara.blogspot.com

Sangria Bianca, www.mike-jess.com