Sparkling and regular wines make perfect pick-me-ups for cocktails. From kir to French 75 to spritzers, these easy recipes for wine cocktails turn otherwise mundane drinks into dazzlers.

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White Strawberry Sangria

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This fresh take on sangria combines strawberry schnapps and white wine to create a crisp, fruity summer drink.

Pomegranate Spritzers

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Christmas and New Year's are good times to mix up this white wine cocktail recipe. This refreshing drink is extra easy to make.

Total: 15 mins

Cherry-Berry Sangria

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Vanilla-Sparkling Wine Pound Cake

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White Wine Sangria

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This refreshing Spanish beverage is a perfect starter for any festive gathering.

Total: 15 mins

Red Wine Cooler

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Total: 5 mins

Sunset Sangria

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Spend a relaxing afternoon slowly sipping this cool and delicious drink recipe that combines wine, sugar, and lime juice garnished with a nectarine.

Fruity Sangria

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Carbonated water gives this favorite summer beverage its sparkle. You can substitute nonalcoholic wine for the white wine.

Total: 15 mins

Decoding the Wine Label: Wine 101

For a lot of people, a wine label can seem like a foreign language -- not least because it may even include a foreign language, depending on where it was made. With terms like "Denominazione di Origine Controllata" or "non-inoculated primary fermentation," the average wine label could be the instruction manual for the international space station for all we know. But these labels can actually be quite informative if you know what to look for -- and they might even help you enjoy the wine a little more.

5 Big Wine Myths...Exploded! -- Wine 101

For the wine novice, it can seem like just to take a sip of wine, first you have to memorize a list of rules: what wines go with what; what temperature is the best for each wine, etc. And while some of these rules originated for good reason (they make your glass of, say, Chardonnay, eminently more enjoyable), there are lots of others that are more or less bunk. You've no doubt heard some of the more popular wine myths out there, but which ones have merit and which can you ignore (and which ones have been taken way too far)?

Sherried Fruit

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5 Essentials to Up Your Wine IQ Instantly: Wine 101

We've all been there: standing in the wine aisle, trying to pick out a good bottle for some occasion (even if that "occasion" is just Thursday night dinner). If you're lucky, some bottles will be labeled with little paragraph descriptions, often from one wine reviewer or another. But for all their flowery prose, these can be more confusing than helpful.

6 Most Common Mistakes Wine Drinkers Make: Wine 101

We all make mistakes! Even experienced wine drinkers are guilty of making mistakes with their wines, but most of these errors are easy to sidestep if you know how. Of course, we're always big proponents of the idea that the best way to drink your wine is however you enjoy it most. That said, making wine is a complex, time-consuming process. Quality wines can be pricey, more of a splurge in most households than a staple. If you're going to indulge in a nice bottle of wine, why not take a few simple steps that will help you get theread more

Port Spritzer

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Let the fruit skewers soak in the port overnight and they'll be ready for your party the next day.

Wine & Cheese Simplified: 5 No-Fail Pairings -- Wine 101

Nothing makes for quite as perfect an appetizer as a good cheese and a good wine, an appeal that has a lot to do with simplicity (pop the cork, set out the cheese -- voila!). Light, easy and delicious, it's no wonder the pairing of wine and cheese is on our go-to list for entertaining.

Give Thanks for Great Thankgiving Wine: Wine 101

Every year there seems to be a new "best" wine for Thanksgiving. But the fact is, your menu probably hasn't changed much since last year (or the year before!) First and foremost, Thanksgiving should be about sharing the day with friends and family. The bottom line is that the wine you like is the best wine for your Thanksgiving but, in case you're searching through all the options, I thought this would be a good time break down some of the classic pairings for Thanksgiving. Chardonnay Chardonnay is the most popular wine in America, and there's noread more

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