National Sangria Day
It is hard to imagine a better day than one dedicated to wine. National Sangria Day gives you the opportunity to get together with your friends and enjoy the tasty, fruity beverage that has made Spain famous for its culinary arts. This year’s National Sangria Day should be a big success with friends and lots of fun. The Romans first inhabited this area over 2,000 years ago. They knew that the water was unsafe to drink because of bacteria. So it was common to add alcohol to the water to kill it. In this instance, necessity was the mother of invention and many people’s lives have been made better. The Romans used any means to get rid of the bacteria and mask the taste of poor table wine. Wine-making and sangria-making were popular in Spain for a while. In the 700s, Spain’s wine industry collapsed under the Islamic Moors. The Moors conquered Spain in 800 years. It was only then that the Spaniards could enjoy their sangria again. Sangria was first introduced to America in 1964 by the New York City World’s Fair. Since then, Sangria has been a popular drink. Variations often revolve around the type and amount of fruit used, as well as the carbonation or absence of it. The addition of spirits is also a factor. All fruits can be used. However, it is important to choose the right fruit to complement the drink’s flavor. It is enjoyed all over the world, even though it originated in Spain and Portugal. You can enjoy it as an iced outdoor drink in the summer or as a warm-up indoors in winter. You can also celebrate the day with other ideas: Although it must be made in Spain or Portugal, the spirit of the drink can be enjoyed anywhere. You can order it in a Mexican restaurant or at your local liquor store. Or make your own. This drink is great to go with seafood, Thai, spicy Mexican, or even a piece of cheese. Sangria is great as it is inexpensive, fruity, and delicious. Wine, honey, fruit and sugar are the most common ingredients in sangria.