The summer months are upon us and if you’re anything like the Vino-Noire team, one of the things you enjoy most is a summer cook out and dining al fresco.  As plan your menu for your summer social gatherings or attend the gatherings of friends and family, consider serving a cool, refreshing sangria.

While many high brow wine enthusiasts may snub their noses to sangria, we enthusiastically encourage you to try your hand at mixing your own version of a wine punch.  The essential elements of a sangria are wine (red or white depending on your preference) and fruit.  Many add other wine ingredients to their sangria.

For more on the origin of sangria follow this link  to a very informative NY Times article

The White Peach Sangria pictured above combines, dry white wine, vodka, frozen lemonade and fruit.

White Peach Sangria Recipe


1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry white wine
3/4 cup peach flavored vodka
6 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup white sugar
1 pound white peaches, pitted and sliced
3/4 cup seedless red grapes, halved
3/4 cup seedless green grapes, halved


1. In a large pitcher, combine dry white wine, peach vodka, lemonade concentrate and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add sliced peaches, red and green grapes.

2. Refrigerate sangria until well chilled, at least 2 hours, or overnight to blend flavors. Serve over ice, and use a slotted spoon to include sliced peaches and grapes with each serving.






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