Revenge of the Wine Spritzer

Wine spritzers have always been in style throughout Eastern Europe.
Wine spritzers have always been in style throughout Eastern Europe. -wineawesomeness.com

While you may not be able to recall the last time you encountered a wine spritzer, the beverage is quite popular in many countries. In fact throughout most of Eastern Europe you will find that adding a touch of sparkling water to wine is just as common as drinking wine on its own. Why?

First off, wine plays a different role in Eastern European cultures than it does in the West. On this difference Stetson Robbins of Blue Danube Wines says “they view wine as less precious. It’s just part of the table, like bread. I think in Central and Eastern Europe this quality is even stronger.” Well, there you have it.

Read the rest of this article by Wine Awesomeness here.

In Slovenia, a popular wine for a spritzer is Črnko Jareninčan which will be back in stock soon.

Or try the article’s suggestion and add a little spritz to Georgian Saperavi. This fresh style by Schuchmann will do the trick.