Sangria has long been a popular drink that is sweet and zesty, and extremely refreshing during the hot days of summer. Our favorite brand is Lolea, which comes in both red and white. Read on to learn a bit about this tasty drink and how you can add some flavor and sparkle to your summer.
Sangria is An Old Favorite
While sangria made its American debut at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the origins of the drink date back to medieval times! It is suggested that the drink was created in Europe, from a previous drink that consisted of wine mixed with sugar and spices. Medieval Europeans often relied on wine to quench their thirst, as the water was dirty and riddled with bacteria. Eventually, someone thought that the wine they consume should taste delicious as well. By adding fruits, berries, and spices to the traditional wine recipe, sangria was born!
Casa Lolea has a secret house blend that perfectly combines a quality base wine with natural ingredients and a frizzante touch. Lolea sangria is a ready-made cocktail, served in bottles both large and mini, and ready to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. The drink has no added sugars and contains natural and refreshing fruit flavors, plus has half the alcohol of regular wines.
The white sangria is made with the Mediterranean Clarea grape. A subtle hint of vanilla blends with essential lemon and orange citrus, resulting in a great balance between acidity and sweetness. The red version is made from a blend of tempranillo, cabernet, and merlot wines. The addition of orange, lemon, peach, and cinnamon makes a very silky and slightly bitter finish that is sure to please!
Check out the delightful bottles for sale in our store here.
Authentic Italian Cuisine From Giolitti Deli
Giolitti Deli is a full-service Delicatessen in Annapolis, MD, specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. Founded in 1992, we use the freshest ingredients to make time-honed recipes from scratch, with no MSG or preservatives. We believe in real food and offer many healthy options, including vegetarian and vegan menu items. At Giolitti Deli, we make our own sauces, mozzarella, grilled and roasted vegetables, bread, pizza dough, and desserts, and our sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza, and entrees are made to order. Owner Mary Giolitti has combined her passion for great food and fine wine to offer Annapolis a true taste of Italy!
Team members who also make the business possible include Manager Kathy Hunter, Manager and Catering Director Cheryl Molesky, Head Baker Porfirio Diaz, Chef Alfredo Escobar, and Deli Manager Noe Merino. To contact us, please visit our contact page or give us a call at 410.266.8600. Also, be sure to keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our blog!