Sangria, thanks to the Romans

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SANGRIA: Many bars marinate the spices and fruit.

The story of the birth of Sangria dates back to Roman times, when the Romans invaded Spain around 200BC and conquered the country.
Following their victory, they planted the vineyards that became the main produce for making Sangria. The Romans discovered red grapes were the best for making wine, while the locals used the red wine as a base to make variations of punch that were refreshing and fortifying. Because of the fact these punches were red, the name Sangria (blood in Spanish), was born.
Most creations of Sangria derive from Rioja, Brandy, spices and fruit. Many bars marinate the fruit and spices in the sangria which really show their flavour on the day they are served, so don’t be shy, get fruity!
Now Sangria is a popular summer drink internationally, even in the United States where it was proudly presented at the World´s Fair, New York back in 1964. Summertime is the perfect time to sip some sangria, with your meal with your family or a jug shared by an intimate two.

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