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Quick and Tasty Sangria Recipe

July 3rd, 2011 No comments

Quck Down and Dirty Sangria

Sangria…I don’t know that I can think of a better summer wine for the masses. Fruity, easy drinking and refreshing but a bit of a project to put together. I can’t tell you exactly how many people have asked me for a  sangria recipe…I can only tell you I’ve been asked so many times I’ve got about 10 variations memorized. Just about every version involves chopping fruit and a mix of multiple libations.

I seem to get 2 reactions when I start laying out the recipe for a tasty sangria. I get the studious note taker, jotting down each step as if it were an integral part of a final exam, or the Million Mile Stare. I know it’s over once I get the stare and reach for the nearest bottle of prepared sangria…the only cure for the Million Mile Stare. I’ve always thought there had to be some happy medium…the ease of prepared, but the refreshing fizz of fresh made. It would seem serendipity had a solution in mind.

We’re always popping a bottle of something or another at the shop. As chance would have it, there happened to be an open bottle of Vina Borgia Garnacha open as I was sipping my Boylans Orange Soda. It’s a simple enough conclusion and a truly tasty one at that. Boylans Orange Soda and Vina Borgia Garnacha makes a helluva sangria with a cool fizz to cool the bones . It couldn’t be simpler.

1 part Vina Borgia Garnacha

1 part Boylans Orange Soda

The result is a purple hued potion that anyone is sure to enjoy. It’s customizable on the spot also! Like it sweeter and lighter? Add some more soda. Like it stronger and less sweet? Add a bit more wine. Either way, it’s 2 ingredients that you’d do well to have at any summer gathering. Finally, can we say affordable? A bottle or Vina Borgia is $6 bucks!! Combine that with 2 bottles of 12oz Boylans @ $1.75 each and you’re at a grand total of $7.50 for about 1.5 Liters of sangria goodness.

I hope you’ll give it a try…but if you’re in the neighborhood, drop in and I make you a bit to taste.

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The Devil’s at Linwood!

May 20th, 2011 No comments

The Velvet Devil (Merlot) has just arrived at Linwood Wine & Liquors. If you’re a fan of Merlot then you need to give this Charles Smith wine a try… Especially for only $9.98!!!! Check out the link below for more info!

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