hello! i'm looking to make a big batch of sangria on a tight budget and need some help. ideally, i would be using a dry, no oak tempranillo but my restrictions are leading me to stray...
i was even considering two buck chuck (but i don't know which would be best...)! any recommendations?
a good boxed wine is economical. of course, the crucial word is "good". For sangria, which can be manipulated with the simple syrup and the citrus you're adding, you're pretty safe as long as your base wine is not a complete dog. A good wine shop should be able to direct you to the better varietal & blended boxed wines.
Franzia's OK, for supermarket boxes. (I served Franzia as the last wines of an hors d'oeuvre party and nobody said a negative word. Someone called the red "juicy" and "yummy". It probably doesn't really help as it sounds like you're looking for a fuller red, but there it is anyway.)
Hope this helps & you have fun. Let us know what solution you find. GL.
Not that I'm an advocate of boxed wine in general, but man, that Franzia stuff gave me a filthy headache when I had two glasses of it at a party once.
Also, I bet it's pretty much the same juice as 2BC. I'd be surprised if Fred Franzia/Bronco divied up the super low-end juice. It's all just the cheapest stuff,