This Sunday Sesh we are raising our glasses to the Winter Fiesta Sangria !
From its humble roots in Spain, Sangria has grown to become a popular, refreshing party drink around the world.
Why the emphasis on Red Wine? Until modern times water was often unsafe to drink. People would bathe in it, wash their horses in it, and so on. That meant that the only safe liquid to drink had at least some alcohol in it. The alcohol would take care of any bacteria in the drink. Most households made some wine from fruits and berries in the area. It was very natural to 'liven things up' by adding more spices, fruits, and other items to the wine to give it a different flavor.
- So dust off that jug and get in!