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Eppa SupraFruta white Sangria is a one-way ticket to swell times

March 31, 2017

This piece represents the opinion of the authors.

Trusted music blog Wikipedia defines Tropical House, also known as “trop house,” as a subgenre of deep house. “It possesses typical house music characteristics, including synthesizer instrumentation, and a 4/4 kick drum pattern. Tropical house differentiates itself from deep house, which can often have a very dark sound, whereas tropical house can be described as having a more uplifting and relaxing sound. The tempo of tropical house songs is a little slower than deep house (110-115). Tropical house does not use the pumping compression effect of “big room” electro house. It usually includes tropical instruments such as steel drums, marimba, or even pan flute, like dancehall.”
Eppa SupaFruta White Sangria is Tropical House.

Justin, freshly back from spring break in Mexico and longing for sunshine and piña coladas, somehow managed to convince Will, fresh from Italy, to abandon his pretensions and explore the wild side of wine. Much to Will’s dismay and to Justin’s not-so-secret pleasure, our wine of choice was by every definition fruit juice. Further research and a basic understanding of what sangria is revealed that our wine was quite literally blended with fruit juice. Rather than lament the fact that we aren’t doing our predecessors justice by drinking actual 100 percent wine, we dove right in, fluorescent swim trunks and all.

This wine is an easy-drinking 9 percent. One isn’t overpowered by the near-spirit like burn of a big, brassy cab or an antique Barolo. Rather, one seems to be simply guided into a metaphorical blender of fruit notes. This sangria is made from the combination of a saucy white wine and several tropical fruit juices. These include mangosteen, peach, mango and blood orange. The end product is a wine that goes down easy. Neither overly sweet nor particularly biting, this wine pairs well with Hannaford generic grapefruit-flavored seltzer with other natural flavors.

This wine is a road sign to a good time and both its aroma and taste signify living the good life with sand between the toes, the smell of seafood being cooked over a pit and good friends nodding along to catchy music made to perfectly compliment such a mellow scene. This wine is a second-tier Chainsmokers song. Zac Efron drinks this wine in a tank top while cracking biologically themed jokes to an equally tank-topped Miles Teller. In a possible near future, a tank-topped Justin Ramos drinks this wine alongside an equally tank-topped Will Schweller while standing on an ant-covered patch of rooftop cement in a city near you.

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