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What brand (bottled/boxed) sangria is most popular in Spain?

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aT0Mic Dec 20, 2013 04:33 PM

Every year I read about festivals, etc. in Spain and I see the ground littered with little boxes that look like juice boxes, which are single-serve sangria in boxes. I Googled and searched here, to no avail. So please tell me if you know, what is the "Budweiser" of sangria in Spain? Mainly curious, not trying to become a boxed-wine expert!
And I am aware that sangria is something most Chowhounds make themselves, just as I would if I wanted good sangria.

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    collioure RE: aT0Mic Dec 21, 2013 04:19 AM

    I wouldn't buy it. The bottled stuff just doesn't taste good. Because of preservatives?

    1. sunshine842 RE: aT0Mic Dec 21, 2013 05:49 AM

      My guess is that it's nothing that's advertised on a regular basis -- it's likely cheap, store-brand gutter plonk.

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        budnball RE: aT0Mic Dec 21, 2013 07:30 AM

        I would post the question on the Spain/Portugal area as you may get a response from someone who has actually drunk the stuff as opposed to those with just opinions.

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          sunshine842 RE: budnball Dec 21, 2013 07:57 AM

          wouldn't drinking sangria from a juice box spell automatic excommunications from Chowdom?

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            aT0Mic RE: sunshine842 Dec 21, 2013 08:25 AM

            Thanks for all responses =)

            sunshine: Yes, but I've been thrown outta nicer places than this, as they say (haha)!

            bud, yes I waffled a bit between where to post this but I knew I'd get soooo many more viewpoints here. And will continue to receive, no doubt.

            I'm sure it's nothing special, mainly just curious. I'll buy a box and drive to the cow pasture up the road and drink it in the barn and I'll know exactly what Pamplona smells like!

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              budnball RE: sunshine842 Dec 21, 2013 01:44 PM

              Hey I am surprised I haven't been booted outta here yet!

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                sunshine842 RE: budnball Dec 21, 2013 01:48 PM

                :)

                While I haven't bought the sangria, we set out to find the cheapest drinkable wine we could find (just for fun) in France...

                ...the rule was that it had to be in an actual glass bottle -- not even a tetrapack like a juice box.

                We found one for €1.29 -- and it was as absolutely vile as you'd guess it would be.

                That kept us from going back and trying anything cheaper in a tetrapack.

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