Tips for perfect Sangria

Soak the fruits in wine overnight to allow the flavors to meld.

Keep frozen fruit away from the sangria, freshly chopped fruit will bring out the flavors of the wine.

Choose seasonal fruits. In the summer, use peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Apples, grapes, pears in the fall; oranges, lemon, and pomegranate seeds in the winter.

Let it chill in the refrigerator for at least a few hours to bring out stronger flavor or use chilled wine and serve over ice.

For white sangrias, use white wine, something dry like Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

Traditional sangria is perfect with food, especially grilled meats and vegetables and strong cheese. White versions of sangria are perfect with seafood and brunch dishes.

Sangria is great for parties or a picnic.  Serve very cold with lots of fruit for a great refreshment on a hot day!