It’s both made out of red wine, both fresh, and both a typical Spanish drink. Yet, both have a different taste. In this article we will tell you the difference with tinto de Verano vs Sangria and the history behind it. Just between us, did you know what you were drinking?
Tinto de Verano vs Sangria: who will win?
Well, this isn’t really a contest but if you we look at the drink the Spaniards mainly order: Tinto de Verano wins from Sangria! But most touristic people choose Sangria over Tinto de Verano, so it’s a draw! Below you can see the ingredients of Tinto de Verano vs Sangria, you choose which team wins!
Vargas or Tinto de Verano?
Just as with Agua de Valencia, there exists a theory about this Spanish drink. The drink is invented in the years of 1920 by the Vargas Sales located next to a sandy road to El Brilliante. The owner of this place was Don Federico Vargas who sold a lot of his wine (Valdepeñas) to his customers until their body had enough of it and didn’t want to have it anymore. Don Federico Vargas invented to add soda to the drink to make the drink softer. The people loved it and called it Un Vargas, soon after people started calling it Tinto de Verano. There also exists a theory for the name Varga. The followers of this theory argue that the name Varga comes from the combination of words of the ingredients Vagar used: Valdepeñas and gaseosa.
Tinto de Verano is quite easy to make. The drink normally consists of two elements namely: red wine and gaseosa (which is the general name for carbonated drinks or sodas). The mixer people mostly prefer is a mild and low sugar carbonated drink but you can choose any soda you prefer. For instance: bitter lemon with carbonated water. Some people also loves to put a slice of water melon in the Tinto de Verano to make it sweeter but the standard garnish is a slice of lemon.
Sangria who invented it?
Sangria also has its owns history and this one is a bit rare because with Agua the Valencia and Vargas we knew who was the genius behind the drinks but for Sangria there are two parties who claim that they invented Sangria. The Spaniards are drinking Sangria for centuries and it is seen as the Spanish drink. However, the British claim that they have made the world acquainted with this drink by introducing it in New York even before the 18th century.
Sangria has the base of red or white wine and is flavored with different kind of fruits. Mostly: orange, peach, lemon, pineapple or apple. But you can also add other fruits! Add the end they add honey, sugar and orange juice. You have all different kind of Sangria but the most popular Sangria is still the basic one.
You can separate Tinto de Verano vs Sangria by the fruits. A lot of different fruits are used to make Sangria, Tinto de Verano usually comes without fruit.