Aug 15, 2017
In preparing for the
seminars I do at the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival I came
across a brand called Liquid Altitude
FREEFALL Sangria in the Hudson Valley. For my seminars I prefer to
use businesses that are at the festival, so when during my
seminars, they see how well a wine pairs with food, they will want
to take a bottle and the food item home with them.
I met up with Christine
this past Saturday at Ribibero Winery 2 hours before my book
signing and her tasting at a liquor store. We sat down and chatted
like we were friends that hadn’t seen each other for a long time.
Christine story begins at The Ranch, Skydiving Center where she was
the manager of the Cafe, serving the skydivers her Sangria after
their jumps. The skydivers loved the Sangria so much she expanded
to other skydiving operations where it was very well received and
people began to ask here where they could purchase a bottle. This
past May her baby FREEFALL Sangria was born.
What’s in the Sangria?
Don’t expect your normal run of the mill Sangria. In fact her tag
line is “Dare To Drink Different.” The Sangria is a blend of
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Baco Noir all sourced from the Hudson
Valley infused with 4 kinds of berries and stone fruit from the
Hudson Valley and orange which isn’t sourced locally.
I tasted the Sangria and
was impressed on how the flavors of the wine all had a unique
presence. A lot of black and red cherry, plum fruit and blackberry
finishing with a hint of citrus. It was dry yet sweet so it would
pair well with spicy food. It’s a big Sangria. In fact Debbie the
cheese lady I was working with said “this is how Sangria is should
taste. It’s real Sangria!” With that I left her the Sangria and she
is going to pair it with a big bold cheese at for the wine and
cheese for Sunday’s seminar at the Hudson Valley Wine and Food
If you want to pick up a
bottle of FREEFALL Sangria it’s sold in just under 100 liquor
stores in 6 counties in the Hudson Valley and it retails for
Listen to our conversation
about the brand below.