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What is the best red wine for sangria?

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What is the best red wine for sangria?

starbucksbrew | Sep 7, 2010 11:09 AM

I have had some sangrias over the years, and only recently ventured into making one. I had a Mondavi cabernet on hand that someone gave us, so that's what I used. It turned out excellent, using the parts I liked from different recipes, but cabernet is always heavy for me. In fact, I usually hate it and can't drink it straight. This sangria was the first time I have been able to drink a whole glass of cab.

In looking to making more sangrias, I am interested in what are the best red wines for it. I have read that sangria is sort of the "opposite" of wine, in that the best sangrias are made with cheap wines, and sangria made with good wine actually isn't as good. So, what's the best cheap red wine for amazing sangria? thanks!

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