As a host, it's easy to prep and can all be done in advance, and as the imbiber, I'm also a big fan. I love a wine-based cocktail with a lower alcohol percentage so I can refill my glass a couple of times. It's also a really affordable option for hosting, with a low cost per serving, since there are many good sparkling wines on the market these days for about $10, and you only need to buy one. I have a summer version of white sangria with our Lemon Herb syrup, peaches, fresh muddled herbs and orange slices, but this one is fit for a winter party.
In my days of cocktail catering, I loved to start an event with something bubbly to set the "this is a party!" mood, and this would be a fantastic welcome cocktail. Winter White Sangria is a good choice to serve when you want to stick somewhat to a seasonal theme while serving a drink that is still refreshing, cold, and bright. It's easily pre-batched, which is glorious as a host, and it's just as at home at a baby shower or book club dinner as it is at your Christmas brunch. I get seasonal flavor fatigue in Fall and winter where another hot and cozy drink just won't do, and I think for a livelier indoor party that's especially true. The winter white sangria is here to brridge the craving gap.