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Wine Review: Spice Up Your Summer Party with Lolailo Sangria

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Lolailo Sangria isn’t your typical red wine as it is more akin to red fruity spiked punch. With distinct strawberry and raspberry flavors and almost no aftertaste this sangria is soft and light. It contains half the alcohol content of other wines and has a higher sugar content that adds to its sweetness. Imported from Spain the wine is for sipping, light drinking, or for mixing with cocktails. You can also consider blending with a smoothie. Sangria has been around for centuries. As far back as ancient times such wines mixed with mint, ginger or other spices ( 1 ). The Spanish and Portuguese drink these wines mixed with cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, brandy and a variety of fruit. It became more popular in the U.S. with rising interest in citrus drinks and wine varieties.   Most people can conjure Sangria in their home kitchen. It is simple to make by mixing red wine, brandy, club soda, fruit and sugar. Popular red wine bases include Rioja, Beaujolais, Pinot

Trisler Wine Bar-Eloquence Just off the Trolley

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Trisler Wine Bar, known as Mission Valleys first and only wine bar it offers music and a laid back atmosphere. It isn’t a large wine bar but does have a particular charm about it. Clean and located within an upscale shopping district and luxury apartment complex it is a popular spot for professionals in the area. A nice place to sit, relax, listen to the tunes, and talk with residents.   With their large wine selection they offer an opportunity to taste different kinds of wine beyond Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon . Their selection includes both red and white wines. Bordeaux’s from France, Zinfandel’s from California, Malbec’s from Italy, and Rieslin’s from Germany are just some of their offerings. There are others on the menu that you may want to try.   Of course it can be difficult to enjoy a glass of wine without a nice appetizer to go with it. Cheese is generally a favorite with wine. In the spirit of light eating Promenade Cheese Platter, Brie with Caramelized