Friday, July 20, 2012

VOGA Italia's Spiced Sangria and Mini Sparkling for Holiday Celebrations!

Introducing VOGA Italia’s Spiced Sangria. Easy to make, delicious and affordable, this cocktail is a great beverage to serve guest for all occasions. The warm flavors of cinnamon, apples, and figs add a “fall-feeling” making this an excellent beverage of choice. The wine retails anywhere from $10.99-$15.99/bottle which makes entertaining a large crowd extremely affordable. VOGA’s collection ranges from Italian made Pinot Grigio, Premium Sparkling, Moscato, Quattro and Merlot.

Also perfect for holiday gatherings, VOGA recently launched VOGA BABY, a sparkling wine which hails from the Trentino region of Italy offering a smooth and balanced taste with a citrus finish. This 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Grigio blend is produced via a prolonged Charmat method to refine the perlage and fullness of the wine’s fruit flavorings.

Baby VOGA Sparkling wine is packaged in a mini-version of VOGA’s sexy, unique and award-winning bell-shaped bottle, with a screw on top to keep the wine gently sparkling. Baby VOGA Sparkling is available nationwide, for a suggested retail price of $5.99 for the 187 mL bottle.

These individual sized bottles make perfect party favors, and look super chic displayed with straws for simple sipping! VOGA Italia’s Spiced Sangria

3-4 fresh figs, sliced (or 1 cup dried figs)
1-2 fresh gala apples, sliced
1 cup of cherries
2-3 oranges, sliced (not peeled)
1 lemon, sliced
2 bottles VOGA Italia Merlot
3 cups sparkling apple cider
1 cup orange juice
½ cup brandy
½ cup dark spiced rum
4 cinnamon sticks
5 whole cloves

• Slice apples and insert whole cloves directly into the fruit.
• Combine all fruit slices in a glass pitcher and slowly pour in brandy and wine. Cover and chill from 2-24 hours (the longer, the better!)
• Before serving, add sparkling cider and orange juice. Stir gently and serve over ice.
Makes about 15 servings

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