The porrón wine pitcher is a festive way to serve wine or sangria. Just pick up the porrón and tilt it so that a thin stream of wine pours directly into your mouth! It takes some skill, but it is fun at a party to see how well you and your friends master the technique. Each porrón holds 1 liter, well over a bottle of wine.
Porrones are famous throughout Spain although probably the design originated in Catalunia in place of wine skins. They were originally made from ceramic but now are fashioned from hand-blown recycled glass.
Customers have come up with other creative uses, such as using it to serve sangria or margaritas.
From November 2013 Conde Nast Traveler "Stop Buying Fruitcakes. These Culinary Experts Have the Best Foodie Gift Ideas" Chef Michael Chiarello of Bottega, Napa Valley writes: "I'm trying to keep things Spanish this year, so I plan to give handblown glass porrons from La Tienda. They're made of recycled glass and a great gift for anyone who enjoys wine."