By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Dec 12, 2021 at 9:01 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

When you think of sangria, what comes to mind? A summer-only quaff? A punch made with cheap wine (and fruit to mask its flavor)? A deliciously balanced cocktail? Sangria has been all of those things, and more. And we’re diving in to talk about it in this week’s podcast.

To help, we’ve enlisted Lost Whale owners Dan Beres and Tripper Duval to chat with us about  the release of their brand new canned beverage, Odyssea Sangria, a new product which is slated to hit store shelves this week. During our conversation, we discuss the variables that make a good sangria, the approach they took to creating an accessible, wine-forward version of the punch, and the elements that can make or break it.

Along the way, we get a mini lesson in the classic punch, from its origins in Spain and journey to the U.S. to the way its flavor profile has evolved over time, becoming one of the world’s most imbibed party drinks.


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Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.