Authentic sangria is made in Spain and Portugal – two of Italy’s closest neighbors, geographically and culturally speaking! It’s no wonder that a glass of this fruity elixir pairs deliciously with our menu of pastas, antipasti, salads and sides at Buca di Beppo! The refreshing summer beverage typically consists of wine, chopped fruits, juice or honey and a bit of brandy but LVP Sangria has simplified the drink by bottling two pre-made sangria recipes of their own. They’re both made with premium Spanish wines, they both contain with no added sugar and, as of this summer, they’re both available at Buca!
LVP by Lisa Vanderpump is a luscious, refreshing sangria made from Spanish red and rosé wines. The effervescent rosé is a unique sangria ingredient that adds true Vanderpump flair to the product. To start, this new brand is only making itself available in stores around Miami and Los Angeles, so the best way to get a “sneak peek” of these LVP flavors outside of those cities is by ordering yourself a glass the next time you’re at Buca di Beppo. These light, lifting drinks are best poured over ice, fresh cut fruit or a combination of the two and that’s exactly how it’s served in our restaurants. This sumptuous drink fits right in at any occasion, from showers and parties to casual Friday nights!
LVP RED SANGRIA
This traditional red sangria is crafted with Tempranillo grapes, arguably the most famous of Spain’s native grapes. Tempranillo is a vibrant, aromatic black grape that adds spicy, red fruit aromas and flavors for full-bodied red wine. The grape’s name translates to “little early one,” referencing the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. The Tempranillo wines for LVP are aged in oak to generate increased complexity and harmony. This surprising red can be enjoyed at any point during your meal at Buca. Sip it as a pre-entrée cocktail, use it to bring some extra interest to your main course or order it with a signature Buca desert such as our Italian Crème Cake with complementary notes of raspberry and lemon.
LVP PINK SANGRIA
When it’s truly sweltering outside, a lighter wine like rosé often tastes fresher. LVP’s Pink Sangria is made from a Bobal and Grenache grape blend. Grenache a.k.a. granacha adds berry and cherry flavors, herbal accents and richness. Its full flavor and regional character makes LVP Pink Sangria silky, floral and lush. Bobal is a variety of Vitis Vinifera, a red grape whose name derives from the Latin bovale, in reference to the shape of a bull’s head. Its skin is intensely and brightly colored and its smell is certainly one-of-a-kind. Together, these varietals make a well-integrated wine perfect for afternoon enjoyment or washing down an amazing Italian feast.