About Wine Cocktails from Spain

About Wine Cocktails from Spain
Spain today ranks as the third largest wine producing nation, trailing only France and Italy in the category. Vineyards are planted in numerous regions throughout the country and recently tens of thousands of acres have been planted in the La Mancha region, not far from Madrid in the middle of Spain. There are many different types of Spanish wines, ranging from the highly popular and enjoyable sparkling wines known as Cava; these well made wines are reasonably priced. Albariño, a dry, aromatic white from northwestern Spain, has become very popular in the US market, especially as a food wine with Asian or fusion cuisine. Of course, Spain is best known for its red wines. Historically the most famous and highly regarded reds have been from Rioja, but as of late reds from Ribera del Duero and Priorat have helped boost Spain's identity as a country of superior red wines. Finally, there are sherries of exceptional quality in various degrees of dryness and sweetness; these are among the world's greatest and most popular fortified wines.

Top Picks for Spain

Wine Cocktails

Velata NV Premium Sangria
90 points
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 smooth, nuanced, 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
Art of Earth NV Bubbly Sangria
85 points
Bright ruby color. Aromas and flavors of fruit punch, lime sherbet, sour citrus candies, and lemon verbena with a satiny, lively, effervescent, very sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length finish that shows accents of coconut cream pie and toffee with no oak flavor. A crisp and soda-like bubbly sangria for outdoor festivities.
85 points $11.99
Beso Del Sol NV Red Sangria Spain
84 points
Dusty violet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of bay leaf, spiced blackberry jam, and orange sherbet with a supple, soft, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk finish evoking accents of tarragon with no oak flavor. A zesty, crushable Sangria for simple party refreshers.
Beso Del Sol NV Rosé Sangria Spain
84 points
Steely orange color. Aromas and flavors of spiced berries, lemon-lime soda, cinnamon-rose potpourri, and red licorice with a satiny, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of ginger cooler with no oak flavor. A friendly, fruity, spicy Rosé Sangria with fun floral accents.
Beso Del Sol NV White Sangria Spain
84 points
White gold color. Candied aromas and flavors of peach gummies, hot spiced pear cider, Hi-C orange drink, bay leaf, and thyme with a satiny, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish conveying accents of mandarins in syrup with no oak flavor. A sweet, citrusy and spicy Sangria with hints of peach candies.