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- hdblair - 06-08-2009 01:40 PM

We are having a party for over 150 people and will be serving Sangria. Can anyone recommend a good (inexpensive) dry red box/jug wine for this purpose? It will probably need to be a widely distributed name since we do not live near a really large city. Thanks, Harold

- Innkeeper - 06-08-2009 04:36 PM

An inexpensive Spaniard such as widely distributed Bodegas Borsao will work fine.

- donnaclif - 06-09-2009 09:07 AM

I just visited the website of Bodegas Borsao,it seems to be beautiful,i dont think it would be dirt cheap but yes could be slightly inexpensive.It seems to be
really a good wine which could be easily served in parties

- Innkeeper - 06-09-2009 11:30 AM

It runs between $6 & $9 around here.

- donnaclif - 06-10-2009 09:19 AM

thanks for the information it seems to be pretty affordable.out of curiosity i googled for more on the spanish wines, here is the link i found, which seems to mention lots of spanish wines,
and one common trait i found in most of them.Their name starts with Bodegas. can you please enlighten me what is this Bodegas? is it a grape or name of the place?

- dananne - 06-10-2009 10:21 AM

Literally, it's the Spanish term for a warehouse that stores wine for aging, usually at the winery. In practical terms, it's used much in the same way as the French use "Chateau." It's not the name of the grape (there are many, many grapes in Spain, though it can be narrowed down a bit by region). The Borsao above is an 80%/20% blend of Garnacha (also known as Grenache) and the noble Spanish grape Tempranillo.

- donnaclif - 06-12-2009 09:42 AM

Okay thanks for educating on this ,i could have never though that it could mean ware house.I did some quick google on Tempranillo and found that it is being grown and used by the wine makers in US,Chile and other countries also apart from spain.
here is the link to an interesting article on this:
and here is the link to some of the good wines made from Tempranillo from across the world:

Well that seems to be happening with every popular grape,they are being grown by every major wine growing country in the world.