Aldi's Imported Sangria From Spain Is Too Affordable To Pass Up

Nothing quite embodies the spirit of a laid-back summer evening than a refreshing glass of sangria. And with Aldi's irresistible imported Spanish sangria filling the shelves again this summer, you no longer have to break the bank to indulge in this refreshing classic — or travel to Spain just to experience that authentic taste.

First seen on shelves in 2020, Aldi's Sangriana brand sangria was hard to miss, with its vibrant red and white bottles and impressively low price tag. Originally priced at a mere $6.99 for a 1.5-liter bottle (prices may vary now), Aldi's red sangria is a steal that's simply too good to pass up.

Described by Aldi as having a "dark ruby red color with a hint of purple," this sangria packs a delicious, fruit-essenced punch. And with a 7% ABV, it offers the perfect balance of sweetness and alcohol content for a summer evening spent outdoors.

While Aldi's white sangria variety seems to have vanished from the U.S. market, their red sangria boasts the same uncompromising quality that made the libation a hit with wine lovers years ago. Eager to sample a sip (or two or three)? Get ready to enjoy a slice of Spain as you learn where to find Aldi's Spanish sangria and how to serve it.

Where to find Aldi's imported sangria from Spain

Sangria fans should know that the current variety listed on Aldi's U.S. website differs from other types of Spanish sangria you might have seen Aldi sell in the past, such as the Casa Sangrioso Rosé boxed sangria, which was also sold in the United States, and the Sandara brand of sparkling sangria found in Australian markets that advertised wine made from grapes grown in Valencia.

What's currently for sale in stores across the United States is the Sangriana sangria brand. However, before you rush to your nearest Aldi location, keep in mind that Aldi's product page mentions that the red wine is only "available while quantities last" and that "items are limited and may not be available in all stores." To track down this Spanish wine, we recommend following Aldi on social media to keep updated on its latest offerings.

As for the flavor profile of Aldi's Spanish sangria, the product page, unfortunately, doesn't provide information as to where in Spain this sangria is from or what kind of sangria it is specifically. Instead, it's listed as a darker red variety with notes of black currant, citrus, and sweet orange.

According to Food & Wine, most recipes for red sangria from Spain call for fruity red wine, like Merlot, while Wine Enthusiast lists Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Sauvignon as common types of red wines used in a traditional Spanish sangria recipe.

Serving suggestions for red Spanish sangria

Aldi's imported Spanish sangria is not only affordable, but it's also a wonderfully refreshing beverage that can add some Spanish flair to any occasion. The bottle recommends serving it chilled, but aside from simply pouring it into a pitcher of ice, there are plenty of other creative ways to elevate the tasty tipple.

For an effortless but impressive presentation, serve the sangria over ice with chopped fruit such as apples, oranges, and ripe, juicy peach slices. The fruit not only adds flavor but also adds color and texture to the drink. Looking for an upscale way to enjoy this delicious wine-based beverage? Try creating a sangria cocktail. 

Sangria already has a low alcohol content, which makes it perfect as a base for cocktails. Difford's Guide recommends using Spanish brandy and Orange Curaçao liqueur with a shot of orange juice and a bit of lemon juice and cinnamon simple syrup for a bit of spice. Try mixing it with rum or tequila for an added punch and complexity.

Regardless of how you serve it, Aldi's imported Spanish sangria is versatile and budget-friendly. Whether you prefer to serve it alone, with fruit, or as part of a cocktail, there are endless ways to enjoy this quintessential summer drink. Grab a bottle on your next Aldi run, and get creative.