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SKA Sangria Hitting A Bottleshop Near You

SKA Sangria Hitting A Bottleshop Near You

| On 12, Oct 2014

New locally-crafted Ready To Drink Sangria fuses fiery Spanish Culture with Australian Ingredients.

Sangria is as Spanish as paella and a sensual flamenco dance, but now a family-owned Brisbane business has handcrafted a ready-to-drink (RTD) blend with a distinctly Australian twist. Spanish Boutique Beverages, founded by Manolo Lopez, has created an Australian-made Sangria named SKA which encapsulates the fiery essence of Spain but embodies a masterpiece blend of 90% Australian wines, juices, and essences.

SKA Sangria is a fusion of cabernet and shiraz grape varietals from several Australian wine regions, and is seductively sweet like its authentic predecessors but with a modern, preservative-free twist.

Mr Lopez said they have developed and fine-tuned the product for three years, determined to offer the market a strong and sophisticated formula that fuses Spanish and Australian culture.

“We weren’t happy with the Sangria on the market when we owned a Spanish tapas restaurant, so we wanted to create our own and we’ve worked hard to create a premier blend using a secret recipe that’s been passed down in my family from generation to generation,” said Mr Lopez.

From Cantabria in the northern region of Spain, Mr Lopez comes from a long line of wine-making enthusiasts and is proud to continue the tradition down under using the secret family recipe.


The fresh fruit blend of Sangria works best as a refreshing accompaniment to summertime foods, but can also be enjoyed as a festive winter drink served with heavier and warm appetizers. SKA Sangria was created to match any type of celebration from a simple after-5pm get-together to a cocktail party or dinner.

The sweet and cool undertones of Sangria complement spicy foods such as chorizos, peppers, and salsa which creates a genuine Spanish experience, or cured manchego cheese and cold cuts such as jamon also work well due to their salty and exotic flavours. SKA Sangria comes in both 750ml and 375ml bottles and contains 6.9% alcohol.


To find out more about SKA Sangria and where it’s available please visit