International Spritzers

Wine cocktails from around the globe
International Spritzers
OC Weekly

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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— Kate Statton, Snooth