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

Greenhouse NV Pink Grapefruit Hard Seltzer California
91 points
White gold color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of club soda with lemon and lime, Pixie Stix, and grapefruit zest with a satiny, crisp, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, charming, medium-length finish. A smooth-sipping Wine Seltzer with lingering grapefruit flavor.
Kringle Cream NV Latte
91 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Opaque taupe color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate milkshake, malted milk balls, shortbread, and Stroopwafel with a supple, crisp, sweet fat body and a graceful, engaging, medium-long finish conveying hints of butterscotch and white chocolate. A dreamy dessert beverage that packs decadent, creamy flavor in a wine-based cocktail.
91 points $15.99 Best Buy
Greenhouse NV Cucumber Basil Hard Seltzer California
90 points
Silver color. Aromas and flavors of sliced cucumber, sweet lime cooler, candied lemon, and honeydew melon with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish. A cool refreshing cucumber Wine Seltzer; rock solid.
Aldi NV Orange Mimosa American
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of orange zest and orange custard-style yogurt with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length finish with accents of tangy orange sorbet. A balanced and flavorful Mimosa that offers a delicious brunch time treat in a convenient package.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
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 with no oak flavor. A delicious, well-made Sangria that rivals homemade.
90 points $6.99 Best Buy
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 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
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
Yes Way Rose  Pink Lemonade Spritz
89 points
$12
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of hint of strawberry with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length peach, ripe pear, juicy orange, and sage finish. A sangria-like Spritzer that will be a fabulous poolside refresher.
89 points $12 Best Buy