Americans had their first sip of sangria at the 1964 World’s fair in New York, where it became a big hit. The Spanish Pavilion served this tasty drink to its thirsty visitors and they fell in love with it. Sangria has been one of the most popular drinks in spain. Traditional sangria is a blend of Spanish red wine and fruit flavors. Its origins can be traced to the southern region of spain, where it was first used as a refreshing way to endure the summer’s heat.