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Time for Wine

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In honor of the beginning of summer we found some great and unique recipes on Hubpages. Wine is not typically something one thinks of when making a smoothie. However, these Summer Wine Smoothies are to die for! There are many options and substitutions. It is also something many people have never tried.

Rad Berry Red Wine Smoothie

  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups red wine

Combine in a blender and mix until smooth. For a creamier smoothie, add more yogurt. You can also try other ingredients, like substitute the yogurt with a fresh banana, or try using other kinds of frozen berries.

Tropical White Wine Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple pieces
  • 1 fresh banana
  • 1-1/2 cups white wine

In a blender, mix until smooth. For a zing, use a bit less wine and replace with lemonade or limeade. This refreshing drink will send you buzzing through summer.

Time for Wine

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May 1st-2nd is the Strawberry Festival. In honor of this occasion here is some information on strawberry wine.

Many people imagine strawberry wine to be thick and sweet. There are many strawberry wines that have been made sweet, but its real strength lies in its ability to taste remarkably good even when it is completely dry. This is an oddity for most fruit wines since they usually need to be sweetened back at least a little to help retain their fruity character and in some cases to round off an undesirable rough edge.

Strawberry wine does not have these types of problems. It has many different flavors that come out clean and pleasant. No masking with sugars or conditioners is necessary, and its fruitiness is always present even when puckering dry. The beauty of strawberry wine is that it’s nearly impossible to find one you don’t enjoy. For more information visit E.C. Kraus.