Is Capriccio Bubbly Sangria The New Four Loko?

Years ago rumours were rampant about people getting pretty messy on Four Loko which at the time contained liquor and caffeine and more. Now there’s apparently a new “fancy” Four Loko on the market and with the magic of social media, the buzz is so strong that liquor stores can’t keep it on the shelves. Looking to get blackout drunk? The myth is that this will do it on the cheap!

Capriccio Sangria: Chicken Tender In Hand
Capriccio Sangria: Chicken Tender In Hand

Hard to believe 6 1/2 ounces of Sangria can get someone so plastered that they wake up with a chicken nugget in hand, so we looked into it.


How Much Alcohol Is In This Magical Capriccio Sangria?

The simple answer is this: 13.9% ABV (alcohol by volume). What does that mean? The alcohol for wine generally falls around 12% to 13.5% ABV. The alcohol in sangria varies quite a bit from brand to brand; anywhere from 6% to 12%, give or take. Capriccio Bubbly Sangria comes in 750mL bottles as well as in “single serve” cans and bottles. A couple of glasses of this elixir is about the same as having a couple of glasses of Washington Syrah or a Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Seems pretty harmless, doesn’t it? That’s not going to get the average person wasted. So what’s the hype?

Capriccio Bubbly Sangria
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Why Are People Getting Hammered on Capriccio Bubbly Sangria?

Unlike some classic wines, The Capriccio Bubble Sangria is far from intimidating. You don’t have to interpret another language, unrecognizable grape varieties or obscure regions. It tells you exactly what you’re getting: fruit and wine. Plus, it comes in a cutesy bottle with little pieces of fruit all over it. How fun is that? Grab a bottle, or several. It looks fun to drink, not stuffy and pretentious.

Think of it this way. Drink one or two glasses of big, bold, boozy, room temperature red wine at 14% ABV in the heat of summer and you’re probably done, or at least ready to move on to something else a little easier to sip on. Drink two glasses of fruity, juicy, bubbly sangria poured over ice on a hot summer day and you’re ready for another glass… and another… and another. You’re likely drinking it faster, too. After all, it’s a lot more thirst-quenching than Cabernet Sauvignon.

Does Capriccio get you drunk? Twitter says yes.
Capriccio Bubbly Sangria on Twitter

What Does Capriccio Say About Their Bubbly Sangria?

They tell you to believe the hype. They’re (literally) banking on it. Are the far-fetched claims all just clever marketing, instigated by a Capriccio creative genius? Or is Capriccio (literally) cashing in on the twitter telephone game? We may never know.


Is Capriccio Bubbly Sangria Worth the Hype on Twitter?

Maybe. Not everyone agrees that it’s as potent as others claim. Sangria is definitely the patio pounder of choice for a lot of people, regardless of who makes it. Is Capriccio really worth the Hype though? Watch the Talk of Shame Podcast and see what they say.

Would you try Capriccio Bubbly Sangria off the strength of Twitter claims, or is it a pass for you? Let us know what you think on Twitter by clicking right here!



Whether you’re willing to try the Capriccio Sangria or not, check out these other quick reads about Sangria: