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Here are today’s five things to know about sangria:

Sangria is not a cocktail with a specific recipe.

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Sangria comes from the Portuguese  word for ‘bloody.’

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The country with the highest per-capita wine consumption in the world is…. wait for it…. Vatican City.

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Sangria was introduced to the US during the 1964 World’s Fair.

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Poor soil quality tends to produce better wines. The trick is to “challenge” the vines by making them “work” harder.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1928 Harry Ramsden opened what would become the most famous fish and chips restaurant in the world.
  • 1968 John Steinbeck died. American novelist, some of his titles were: ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘Tortilla Flats’ and ‘Cannery Row.’