National Sangria Day timeline
Spain's sponsored pavilion at the World's Fair in New York City featured sangria, marking the first official time Americans fell in love with the beverage.
Someone spiked the punch
England and France made their own style of sangria using French grapes.
Nobody expects the Moorish prohibition
Moors conquered the Spanish peninsula and prohibited alcohol, meaning the Spanish wine business, and sangria business, faltered. Sangrias and wine didn't return until the Moors' rule ended in 1492.
Through the grapevine
Ancient Romans planted multiple vineyards along the Iberian Peninsula.
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National Sangria Day Activities
Add a little spice to your Wednesday night
This year, National Sangria Day lands on Wine Wednesday, a weekly tradition that many people partake in. Turn that glass of wine you'd normally be drinking into a tasty sangria. Just add some apples, grapes, peaches, and fresh cinnamon.
Host a sangria tasting night
Invite your friends and family over for a night that is sure to end in red smiles. Have everyone bring their favorite homemade sangria and share their recipes!
Have a white sangria brunch
White sangria is best enjoyed during a nice brunch. Host a brunch, and instead of mimosas, make the signature drink be a white sangria.
Why We Love National Sangria Day
It's good for the heart
Traditional sangria contains red wine, which is full of antioxidants, and is great for maintaining a healthy heart. Although many people are still on the fence about this claim, everyone agrees that drinking sangria with family and friends makes the heart full of joy.
There is a sangria for everyone
Whether you prefer a white wine over the traditional red, or can't drink wine overall, there are different variations of this classic beverage. Choose a red or white wine, or grape juice and just add your favorite fresh fruits to your liking. It's that simple.
It makes regular wine festive
Tired of drinking the same bottle of wine? Sangria calls for fresh fruit and spices, which adds a kick of flavor to that bottle of merlot you have collecting dust. Plus, the pieces of floating fruit make for a fancy looking drink.