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Sangria, Anyone? Recipes To Celebrate ''Drink Wine'' Day

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Sangria, Anyone? Recipes To Celebrate ''Drink Wine'' Day
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You may or may not be aware that today is National Drink Wine Day. Even if you don't live in the United States or have never heard of this holiday, make it the perfect excuse to indulge in a glass or two of vino. While you are at it reserve some wine to use in these appetizing recipes that highlight the versatility of everyone's favorite fermented beverage. After checking out our delectable wine recipes below pick up some tips on how to serve wine like a boss. Cheers!

RED SANGRIA

You know sangria had to make this list. Refreshing, colorful and deliciously boozy, this red sangria recipe is chock-full of fruit so you don't have to feel guilty about indulging.

POACHED PEARS

If you have a sweet tooth dive into this wine-laced dessert that's as elegant as it is tasty. The pears are great served warm with a scoop of vanilla bean gelato.

MULLED WINE WITH ORANGE SLICES

Luckily, Drink Wine Day falls in February so you can cozy up to a glass or two of this aromatic mulled wine on a cold evening.

COQ AU VIN

Red wine, carrots, onions and herbs make a superb marinade for chicken in this classic French dish that is slow cooked to perfection.

BLACK RISOTTO WITH SEAFOOD

A splash of white wine adds flavor and depth to this stunning seafood risotto. It's an excellent dish for entertaining.

CHAMPAGNE SORBET

Use your favorite bubbly to concoct this festive dessert that doesn't require a fancy ice cream maker.

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