If Forrest Gump were a fan of drinking, he would probably say “summer and sangria go together like peas and carrots.” Seriously, it’s not summer until you make a pitcher of some fruity sangria goodness to enjoy on your back porch. Making sangria from scratch is always interesting, but sometimes you want to enjoy a glass or two with minimal effort. That’s when you need to grab a bottle of sangria from the fridge and throw some chunks of fruit in your glass.
If you’re looking for a good bottled sangria to buy, here are some of our favorites:
Pomegranates are awesome, but we don’t always think to use them in sangria. This bottle of ready-made sangria combines pomegranate juice, grape wine, orange wine and other natural flavors.
This sangria was created by a husband/wife team that used to be known in social circles for bringing awesome homemade sangria to parties. They offer a red version and a white version, but all are equally fresh and delicious.
There’s a reason why this product is called Real Sangria – it’s imported to the U.S. from Spain, home of “real” sangria. Their sangria is light-bodied and produced from fine Spanish red wine and a blend of natural citrus fruit flavors. It is mostly made from the Tempranillo and Garnacha grape varieties, which are grown in the hills of La Mancha, Valencia, Alicante, and Rioja regions of Spain.
Madria Sangria comes in two flavor varieties: Traditional and Moscato. The Traditional is ruby red and has all natural citrus flavors of orange, lemon and lime. The Moscato is more tropical and has a blend of Moscato wine with hints of orange, peach and apple. In addition to being in larger bottles, they also make smaller bottles for a personal serving size.
Please Note: This article was originally published on 6/26/13 and updated on 2/13/23.