International Spritzers

Wine cocktails from around the globe


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International Spritzers Want to put soda in your wine? Many wine snobs would scream and shout in opposition. Despite their compelling arguments that watering down, or adding soda or juices, takes away from the complexities and true taste of the wine, many countries around the world celebrate the addition of soda.

Originally, the combination can be traced back to a need to mask homemade or cheap table wine, and has been tied to gender stereotypes and a woman's need to weaken her drink. More recently, it is a tasty way to enhance your drink and considered very refreshing!

Here are some wine recommendations from various countries that like to "freshen" up their wines. Give it a try!

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  • well some of the cheaper wines taste like crap, If it taste bad to start off and you can add the soda to sweeten it to where its drinkable. That saves it instead of hurts it so I don't get why that could be a bad thing to make a bad wine drinkable. Even if it is a good wine if it makes something you enjoy thats the point of wine. Enjoyment!!!

    Aug 04, 2011 at 7:01 PM

  • To re-hydrate after mowing the lawn, try white or pink vinho verde (9-10% alcohol) mixed 50/50with tonic water over ice. Don't forget a squeeze or two of lime. Very flavorful, dry, refreshing and not too sweet.

    Aug 05, 2011 at 3:32 PM

  • That sounds amazing. I want to try this ASAP!

    Sep 02, 2011 at 7:40 PM

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