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History of Sangria

Sangria is closely connected with Spain as beer with Germany and tequila with Mexico. In the ancient times the people used to dilute wine with water. The plain people took wine to the wineries and added water to is to prevent the ebriety. During the rest they drank this delicious beverage and ate fruit. This may sound as the depiction of a luxurious and careless life but wine and fruit were the only products the average peasants could afford. Well every country has its own type of poverty. The noble people used to drink wine during their splendid meals to arouse appetite. They diluted it with fruit juice and berry mousse to make the taste of wine richer and decrease the concentration of alcohol. The real Spanish sangria is called tinto de verano. The spice red, sour green, sweet white and rose wines harmonize with the delicious fruit pieces and aromatic herbs.

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