12 October

Today is National Day in Spain

Sangria Cocktail

So we are drinking a...

Sangria Cocktail

Every day's a holiday somewhere, and the good folk of Spain have a holiday today to celebrate their national day - the Fiesta Nacional de España.

Why today? Well, bizarrely enough today is the day that Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. Although Columbus himself was Genoese, from Italy, he claimed the Americas for his Spanish employers. So today is also a chance for Spaniards to celebrate their common Hispanic heritage with folk in their former empires overseas.

We'll be marking the occasion with a Sangria Cocktail, a slightly more adult yet extremely moreish take on the ancient Spanish blend that has become a barbecue classic.

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