When I first started this blog I wanted to occasionally review inexpensive wines. I worked in an upscale wine bar while I was working on my masters and loved trying all the different types of wines. One thing that surprised me while working there was that I didn’t always love the most expensive wines. The majority of the time I thought the budget wines tasted just as good, if not better than the pricey ones. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy the taste of fine wine and champagne, but if you do your homework you can get a very tasty inexpensive wine.
I decided that now would be a great time to start a new blog series. On Fridays I’ll post a Hannah’s Happy Hour review to share the good, the bad and the ugly “cheap wines” out there. It could be a scary journey, but I’m willing to take this one for the team. I’ll think of y’all while I do “research”.
My first self assigned project was sangria. While I love making my own sangria, I thought it would be fun to try this big bottle I found for $8 at Costco.
Here is my guide for a simple sangria hack.
- Add another inexpensive bottle of wine to balance out the sugar. I used a bottle of Trader Joe’s Merlot.
- Add cut up citrus and frozen berries.
- Either chill or serve over ice.
This is a cheap and easy hack if you don’t have the time to make your own sangria. It ended up costing me about $12 and made two pitchers. It was the perfect amount for our potluck group.
Lolailo wasn’t the best sangria I’ve ever had, but you can’t beat the price. I was expecting it to be pretty bad since it was so cheap and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I liked it.
What’s your favorite way to drink sangria?