December 20th is National Sangria Day!
Here are today’s five things to know about sangria:
Sangria is not a cocktail with a specific recipe.
Sangria comes from the Portuguese word for ‘bloody.’
The country with the highest per-capita wine consumption in the world is…. wait for it…. Vatican City.
Sangria was introduced to the US during the 1964 World’s Fair.
Poor soil quality tends to produce better wines. The trick is to “challenge” the vines by making them “work” harder.
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.’