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Sangria returns to its refreshing Spanish roots

Sangria returns to its refreshing Spanish roots

The pitcher of red wine dosed with a confetti of fruit and orange slices seemed so festive — until the next morning's headache. That was the old bastardized sangria, the one featured at patio parties in suburban America in the '50s and '60s. And, as it turns out, very far from the Spanish original.

Sangria, it seems, is having another moment. You know sangria is trending when the inventors of White Zinfandel, Napa Valley's Sutter Home, come out with a California-style Sangria featuring "an easy-to-sip style and an approachable price point." That would be $5.99 for a bottle or a four-pack of single-serving bottles.

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