Delightfully pleasant temperatures accompanied the August 25 Sangria tasting, held in the outdoor picnic area of Badger Mountain Vineyard and Winery. Several members commented on the beautiful setting.
After enjoying a glass of Badger Mountain’s organic Riesling, the tasting room manager shared information on the history and growth of Badger Mountain Vineyard and Winery, the first certified organic vineyard in Washington state. Members then tasted and compared 5 Sangrias, 2 white, and 3 red, created by TCWS program team members.
Sangria is made by blending wine, fruit, juice and sugar, and is a refreshing, fruity summer beverage. Badger Mountain Vineyard and Winery organic wines were used as the base in all Sangrias featured. Sangrias created were:
1. Traditional red wine Sangria with lemon-lime soda
2. Red wine Sangria with Prosecco
3. Red wine Sangria with rum and brandy
4. White wine Sangria with rum
5. White wine Sangria with basil and brandy
All styles received “favorite” votes from members, with the basil option coming in as the #1 favorite, and the Prosecco version as #2. Recipes were made available to members.
Food at the event was catered by Porter’s Real Barbecue. Badger Mountain Vineyard and Winery offered complimentary tastings to those who wanted them. This event was an excellent opportunity to try and compare several Sangria recipes side by side – an option that’s often not available!