A Tasty $4.99 Red Wine from Trader Joe’s – and a Handy Sangria Hack from Us.

Front label of Las Resas 2017 Monastrell from Trader Joe's

Fast facts: 2017 Las Resas Monastrell, Bullas, Spain  ($4.99@Trader Joe’s,  California) Summer is a good time to talk about serving temperatures for wine.  Especially since if you’re like me, reds at room temperature don’t cut it when it’s hot outside. In my house, we use the refrigerator for white wines and a dedicated wine fridge … Read moreA Tasty $4.99 Red Wine from Trader Joe’s – and a Handy Sangria Hack from Us.

Costco KS Sangria – at $6.99 it’s a good, fast and cheap path to a great summer cocktail.

Photo of bottle of Kirkland Signature Sangria, a can of San Pellegrino Blood Orange Soda and a glass with the two combined.

This bonus sized bottle of Kirkland Signature Spanish Sangria (just $6.99 for a double bottle!) is everything you need to chill with this summer. Well, almost everything… Fast facts: 2017 Kirkland Signature Classic Red Sangria, Vino de España, Spain (Product #1025679) $6.99 @ Costco, California I’m a big fan of Sangria when it’s hot and you’re … Read moreCostco KS Sangria – at $6.99 it’s a good, fast and cheap path to a great summer cocktail.

A Summer Sangria Hack

Sangria with Sanpellegrino Soda

In my prior post A BBQ Wine Battle Royale – Costco vs. Trader Joe’s Zinfandels I promised that I would share my secret recipe for making quick, easy and refreshing Sangria. The secrets shall be revealed here… When you research what it takes to witch up a batch of sangria from scratch, you are basically looking at … Read moreA Summer Sangria Hack