I first made this white sangria years ago, for an L.A. friend's birthday party, and on New Year's Eve I decided to revisit the recipe, this time using sparkling wine rather than regular old pinot.
Above, the wine I chose for the sangria's base.
WINTER WHITE SANGRIA
In a large pitcher, combine 2 bottles of sparkling white wine, 1/2 lb seedless, halved green grapes, and 2 thinly sliced Red Delicious apples. Let sit for an hour or so, and then pour in a cup of apple juice and a cup of pineapple juice. Serve over ice garnished with a few grape halves and apple slices.