I am so ready for fall. This simple fall sangria recipe is full of juicy pear and cinnamon flavors. If you love sangria, you are going to love this simple pear sangria.
Make this delicious sangria by the bucketful, it is perfect for a party!
Fall and Sangria
Fall is in the air and the holidays are just around the corner. I love to make sangria when people are coming to visit. It is fruity and is a fun way to dress up wine.
I am going to let you in on a little secret…it is actually one of the best-kept wine secrets! Have you shopped at your local Grocery Outlet lately? If you haven’t, you are going to be in for a huge surprise.
Grocery Outlet has the wine department of my dreams. It is huge and they get so many special wines. When I say special wines, I don’t mean crazy expensive wine snob wines. I mean the wines that are marked way down. You can find some incredible wine deals at Grocery Outlet!
I spoke to Tony, the store manager, and he told me that often large wineries bottle their expensive overages under different labels so that the winery doesn’t oversaturate their label. Think of it this way, a large famous winery makes too much wine. They limit how many bottles they make to keep their wines higher in demand. So they bottle the excess under a different label name and price it much lower.
Grocery Outlet then buys up these wines to offer to their customers. (YAY!!) Now not every wine is a hidden gem, but you would be surprised!
**All of my gluten-free friends take note, I am in total SHOCK how much gluten-free Grocery Outlet had!! I am in the process of writing it all up in a shopping guide for you so you can enjoy gluten-free products at a fraction of the cost!!**
Look how big this wine department is! Your eyes are not deceiving you, you see a lot of $4.99 price signs…and that is before their wine sale.
This is the chardonnay I used to make in my easy white wine sangria recipe. $4.99 a bottle. I can’t say no to a deal like that. This chardonnay not only makes a delicious sangria, it is perfect for this pear cocktail.
You are going to love all of the fresh ingredients in this fall sangria recipe!
Grocery Outlet has everything you need for fall entertaining. There is a huge cheese department so you can offer cheeses with the wines you buy. And, they had several varieties of gluten-free crackers!! Dip them into this Hot Cream Cheese Dip!
(And look at that price! $1.49 for a box of Van’s gluten-free crackers. Those are $4.99 a box or more elsewhere!!)
If you are looking for a great Cabernet, you can’t go wrong with this bottle!! Did you know that many of Grocery Outlet’s wine buyers live in Napa? They know wine!
Not only that, but their store wine manager knows the wines in the store. Just ask them what the wine club buyers are coming in and buying by the case. Tony laughed that the wine club members always seem to know when the good wines are coming in.
Let’s get back to this pear sangria recipe!
What is the best wine for sangria?
There isn’t a right or wrong answer to this. There are many sangria recipes out there that use either red or white wine. You mull in seasonal fruit, so if you use a sweet or dry wine, you can customize the flavor easily with what you add in.
Here are some fun ideas:
- Use red wine with oranges, vanilla, and cranberries for a holiday sangria.
- Fresh peaches and stone fruits with white wine makes a nice chilled sangria that you can enjoy poolside.
- Add apple cider to white wine for a fall harvest sangria.
How to make this fall sangria recipe:
A fruity fall sangria recipe that is perfect for the holidays.
- 2 cups pears
- 1 orange slices
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tablespoons apricot jam
- 3 ounces orange liquor
- 1 bottle of chardonnay
In a large container, add all ingredients.
Cover and allow to sit overnight.
Serve chilled on ice!
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