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TintoVerano18July2010A very popular drink in Spain is “tinto de verano”, I am sure many litres will be imbibed over the summer. Half fill a tall glass with ice cubes and a slice of lemon, then cover the ice with red wine, add gaseosa (lemonade) to nearly fill the glass, top up with a splash of martini rosso and enjoy. It is possible to buy bottles ready made in the supermarkets and many bars have it on tap, my daughter’s favourite. Sangria is a similar drink, sweeter, with pieces of apple or orange added and perhaps more for the tourists!