How Is Mulled Wine Made
Our mulled wine is made from a quality red wine. Steeped in a mixture of spices consisting of nutmeg, cinnamon, star anise, lemon zest, cloves and cranberry.
Its then heated (but not boiled as this destroys the alcohol). With lemon rind and orange added to the mixture before it is decanted and served to your guests.
Fresh hot mulled wine has to be tried to be appreciated. The aroma is just oh so good.
We can also offer a non alcoholic version, all of the great taste, but non of the alcohol, ideal for daytime events, or when religious reason prohibit alcohol.
Mulled Wine Fun Facts.
Mulled Wine was invented by the Romans as a way to make poor wine taste better and more aromatic.
It it traditionally drunk between Halloween and Christmas.
Typical spices used in the preparation are Nutmeg, Cinnamon and cloves.
3rd March is National Mulled Wine Day.
In Italy it is called vin brule and in France vin chaud.
In Germany there is a version made with white wine.
In Nordic countries it is generally served with ginger biscuits.
Mulled Wine Recipe
1 Bottle Red Wine
2 Cinnamon Sticks
4 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Dessert Spoon Allspice
1 Dessert Spoon Whole Cloves
4 Tablespoons Brandy
Orange & Lemon Rind
Over a medium heat combine the wine, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, orange and lemon rind. Heat gently but don't boil. Stir in sugar and add brandy. Keep warm on low heat to infuse the flavours into the wine. Serve in mugs or hot glasses.