About Wine Cocktails

Wine cocktails are simply bottled and branded cocktails made with a wine base instead of spirits. Popular examples include: Sangrias, Mimosas, and Wine Spritzers.

Top Picks for Wine Cocktails

Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Dark violet color. Spicy, tropical aromas of brown spices, tropical fruit salad, and cherry soda with a soft, bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, long fruit punch and orange sherbet finish. A delicious, well made sangria that rivals a homemade one.
Awards: Best Value Sangria
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV Sangria California
90 points
$6.99
Bright ruby color. Smoky, fruity aromas of grilled berries, pencil eraser, boysenberry jam on toast, and baking spices with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A delicious and nuanced sangria with a smoky edge.
90 points $6.99
Velata NV Premium Sangria
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright dark ruby color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cinnamon, ripe raspberry, candied ginger, eucalyptus, and orange zest with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a graceful, complex, medium-long finish with crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A great bottled sangria; balanced, spicy, pure, with a great kiss of chewy tannins; a resounding YES from the panel.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Easley NV Reggae Margarita
90 points
$6.99
Silvery straw color. Aromas of lime and herb relish, lemongrass, and sour mix with a vibrant, sweet medium body and a captivating, medium-length candied yams and apples and lime sorbet finish. A very convincing and tasty wine based margarita, salud.
90 points $6.99
XOXO NV White Sangria Pinot Grigio
89 points
$9.75
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of lime leaf, georgia peach, ginger tea, bay, tangerine, and lemon verbena with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish that shows notes of saffron and butter-poached pear with a suggestion of oak flavor. Summer and spice in a glass.
89 points $9.75 Best Buy
Twirl NV Sangria California
89 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Dark ruby color. Vinous aromas of cherry, graphite, pomegranate, and apple jacks with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, carefree mixed melons, candied orange peel, fruit salad, and aromatic bitters finish with light oak flavor. A wine-centric, food-friendly red sangria for tapas night.
Awards: Exceptional Value
89 points $13.95 Best Buy
Viva La Fruita NV La Fruta Sangria California
89 points
$15.95
Best Buy
Light ruby-garnet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of tropical fruit punch, pine, eucalyptus, and black cassis with a satiny, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows notes of pineapple, sliced oranges, and dried cherries with a suggestion of oak flavor. A cheerful sangria with an herbal edge.
89 points $15.95 Best Buy
Capriccio NV Watermelon Sangria
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Minutely hazy khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of peach jam, watermelon candy, marinated strawberry, banana pie, and mango pastry with a round, lively, spritzy, very sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length finish with suggestions of candied citrus peels. A party-ready sangria with fun candied fruit flavors.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
Capriccio NV White Sangria
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas of peach jelly, pineapple candies, tangerine, and honeycrisp apple with a satiny, tangy, spritzy, sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length grapefruit marmalade finish. A fun and fruity white sangria that drinks effortlessly.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
Glunz Wines NV De La Costa Red Sangria Paso Robles
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Dusty garnet color. Candied aromas and flavors of lime aid, candied lavender, and orange and fruit punch sodas with a soft, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, relaxed finish with accents of floral waters, spiced berry relish, and honeyed apples. A tasty sangria with nice fruit an spice character.
88 points $12 Best Buy