Sparkle in this heat? You don’t need that, unless it’s sparkling sangria!
You’d want an authentic Spanish sparkler for your sparkling sangria since sangria is Spanish. You’ll find any number of recipes for this delightful summer punch wherever you look. All we’ll say then is that to give your sangria the Spanish sparkle, use cava, Spain’s sparkling wine produced not any which way but with the traditional method. Otherwise, it will just be any vino espumoso (bubbly wine).
The two major cava producers — and brands — are Codorniu and Freixenet in Catalonia. In fact, about 95% of all cava is produced in that northeastern autonomous community of Spain, particularly the Peredes region plus four other counties (Anoia, Alt Camp, Baix Llobregat and Tarragones).
But take note: Cava is also produced in Aragon, Castilla y Leon, Extremadura, La Rioja, the Basque Country, Valencia and Navarre.
¡A vuestra salud!
Featured image (Sangria)/James Fink, CC BY2.0
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