This is my version of the Spanish/ Portuguese drink. The beverage can only be called sangria if the wine used is Spanish or Portuguese, by European law.
Sangria comes from he Spanish and Portuguese word for blood- letting because of its deep crimson colour. Another version is sangria’s cousin, sangria blanca, because white wine replaces the traditional red.
In this recipe, the freshness factor is maximized by using crisp peaches and sparkling wine to balance the heat of sticky summer afternoons spent in the sun, conversing with family, giggling with friends, smiling alone or holding the hand of the one you love.